Elephant populations have declined a shocking amount in the past few decades; it is estimated that one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for their tusks. There were huge herds roaming the open plains just a short while ago. Now, the elephant’s native habitat have fallen eerily silent. Luckily, organizations like the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) are working to save elephants. And we’re glad to report that their work is definitely paying off!
The little guy in this video is named Inca, and he’s a sign that something awesome is just around the corner for this struggling species! His mom Icholta was an orphan that was rescued by DSWT at just a few weeks old. The fact that she had a wild-born baby means that elephants may roam the plains like they used to someday soon! Inca is the 19th baby born to a rescued former orphan.
DSWT has been helping elephants for a long time. We encourage you to read up on the issues surrounding elephants and to take a look at their huge back-catalog of videos on our site. Also, be sure to visit their website and Facebook for information on what you can do to help!