Elephants that had their parents killed for their ivory run to embrace the angel who reared them

 Elephants that had their parents killed for their ivory run to embrace the angel who reared them

Dr. Daphne Sheldrick and elephants

A well-known wildlife activist named Dame, Dr. Daphne Sheldrick has devoted her life to caring for young elephants who have been abandoned by callous poachers who kill adult elephants for their tusks.

Elephants who lost parents to ivory trade run to hug the angel who raised them

Daphne shifted her focus to orphaned elephants in 1977. At first, the baby elephants found it difficult to live without their mothers.

But over time, Daphne’s meticulous study allowed her to create a special feeding-milk blend that guarantees elephants receive the nutrition they require to develop normally.

All the elephants that Daphne raises see her as a mother figure.

Elephants who lost parents to ivory trade run to hug the angel who raised them

Elephants have a strong sense of familial attachment, which is why they rush to hug their adoptive mother as soon as they see her.

Daphne learned about the widespread rhino poaching for their horns later in life.

She expanded her cause to include rhinos as a result. When the animals Daphne has raised are of the proper age, they are put back in their natural habitat.

Elephants who lost parents to ivory trade run to hug the angel who raised them

Unfortunately, because they are so desirable on the black market, the ivory tusk trade and other illegal animal-based smuggling continue to expand, endangering these animals.

Let’s shout it from the rooftops and get together to halt this horrific trade.