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You would be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t claim to be enamored with baby elephants. These young animals are not only jaw-droppingly adorable, but they’re also very curious, playful and dynamic creatures. It isn’t hard to see the actions of an elephant calf and recognize similar traits that are commonly exhibited by human babies (just take a look at this youngster who decided to throw a tantrum in the middle of the road). However, despite all these traits, elephants are still some of the most targeted animals by wildlife poachers.

It is estimated that one elephant is killed for their ivory tusks every 15 minutes. Tragically, when these adults die, they often leave behind vulnerable infants who never stand a chance of surviving on their own. The little elephant in this video was one such orphan who was also the victim of a poaching attempt.

Thankfully, this little one was rescued by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. When this calf first arrived for treatment, his condition was dire. Luckily, the expert vet team was able to patch up all his wounds and set him on the path of recovery. Nearly a month later, this sweet elephant is well on his way and his caretakers hope that in due time he will be eligible for release back into the wild.

To learn more about the amazing work that is being done at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, check out their website.

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