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This heart wrenching animated video illustrates the tragic consequences of the illegal ivory trade. It is estimated that every day, ivory poachers claim the lives of 100 African elephants. Although you might think the “big tusker” males would be the primary target, females have become the new prime targets for poaching in this mass extermination, leaving their orphaned babies behind. With no one to care for them, these orphans would die alone in the wild.

Luckily the amazing people at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT), in Nairobi, Kenya are there to save the day. DSWT’s Orphan’s Project provides a place where these youngsters can get the care and companionship that they need, growing up together to form their own herds. Currently, the DSWT is home to over 190 orphaned elephants. One day, they hope to release these elephant herds back into the wild, repopulating the National Parks. Without the hard work and dedication of the DSWT, the already grim future of this species would be much worse.

To learn more about DSWT, check out their website, here.

 

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27 comments on “Brilliant Animation The Heartbreaking Reality of Baby Elephants Orphaned By Poaching”

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Vivian Bowman Granese
2 Years Ago

Stop the violence


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Irais Malavenda
2 Years Ago

❤️


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Alie Montoya
2 Years Ago

:/


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Aly Desf
2 Years Ago

I don't feel like I belong in a world like this. I have nothing, absolutely nothing in my core that allows me to understand such things. No rational explanation, and perhaps it's because I am lucky enough not to have been born in poor, corrupt countries, but either way, I could never do anything remotely close to what is happening to those animals, or other animals. So many animals we don't talk about, insects, amphibians, etc... which are as precious as those magnificent elephants. Every time we "like" a cute animal video, like the slow loris being tickled, we unconsciously encourage false understanding of what those animal need, as well as their behavior, and we directly encourage illegal pet trade. We have to understand that even ugly species, insects, amphibians, scary species are important too. We are bringing the world to shit. It breaks my heart. As for these elephant stories, they are the same for so many species, it's just... unreal :(


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Talina Ettel
2 Years Ago

Can people please stop hurting animals


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Blanca Elena Prada
2 Years Ago

Gracias Eli


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Tomasz Dudenko
2 Years Ago

słoniku nie smuć się, będzie dobrze


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Antonia Muller
2 Years Ago

et a Megeve, France, il y a un magasin qui vends de l'ivoire de Mamouths !!!quel honte et quoi faire toute seule


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Jessica Bernstein
2 Years Ago


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Tracy Thomassen
2 Years Ago

If you buy ivory, you're a c**t. There is no other word for it.


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