Jammies, Sleep Socks & Over Boots For an Elephant? How Rupa & Aashi, Two Orphaned Baby Indian Elephants, Find Comfort in an Ensemble Created By a Compassionate Veterinarian  & They Are Now Able to Sleep Warmly Throughout the Night
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Jammies, Sleep Socks & Over Boots For an Elephant? How Rupa & Aashi, Two Orphaned Baby Indian Elephants, Find Comfort in an Ensemble Created By a Compassionate Veterinarian & They Are Now Able to Sleep Warmly Throughout the Night

    Having observed the discomfort of two newly orphaned elephants struggling to sleep through the chill of an Indian night, Dr. Panjit Basumatary,  a veterinarian at the WTI/IFAW, set out to find a way to bring relief to 3 month old Rupa and 11 month old Aashi. Thinking that there had to be a better way … Continue reading

The Story of Duma and Ellie : How a German Shepherd Canine Gave an Ailing African Baby Elephant the Will to Survive
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The Story of Duma and Ellie : How a German Shepherd Canine Gave an Ailing African Baby Elephant the Will to Survive

“Against the odds this little elephant is still with us.” Karen Trendler recently spoke on behalf of The Rhino Orphanage in Zululand, South Africa near the area where a deathly ill baby elephant was found. The “rehabilitation and crisis response expert” provided the stark details after discovering the sickly bull calf. He was named Ubuntu … Continue reading

Rare Forest Elephants’ Image Captured on Tree Cams Brings New Hope For The “Critically Endangered” Species’ Survival in Troubled South Sudan, Africa
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Rare Forest Elephants’ Image Captured on Tree Cams Brings New Hope For The “Critically Endangered” Species’ Survival in Troubled South Sudan, Africa

It had not been discovered until a six-month long study released by Fauna & Flora International this past month. Captured on cameras attached to various trees, in a 3000 mile expanse of the Central Africa forest, these tree cams (“remote sensing cameras aka ‘camera traps’”) have brought a beautiful vision into focus. That of the … Continue reading

How an Orphaned Baby Elephant Became Inseparable From an Rescued Baby Giraffe
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How an Orphaned Baby Elephant Became Inseparable From an Rescued Baby Giraffe

What does an orphaned baby elephant and a rescued baby giraffe have in common? Well, nothing and yet everything, as the two have been inseparable since they were housed next to each other as stable mates at an orphanage providing care for the two calves. It hasn’t been long since Loboito came into this world … Continue reading

How To Sing an Elephant to Sleep :  The “Baby Elephant Lullaby” & One Contented Snoring Elephant
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How To Sing an Elephant to Sleep : The “Baby Elephant Lullaby” & One Contented Snoring Elephant

She was the first baby elephant born at the Elephant Nature Park (ENP) sanctuary on 17 April 2009 from ENP parents, (Mae Bua Tong is her mother). This little one, Faa Mai (Pha Mai), her name meaning “A New Day,” was never exposed to the cruelty that many other elephants in Thailand experience even to … Continue reading

Elephant Nature Park Reunites Mother Elephant With Her Baby After Years Apart
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Elephant Nature Park Reunites Mother Elephant With Her Baby After Years Apart

Mama elephant Mae Yui and her calf MeBai shared a big hug as they wrapped their trunks around each after a gratifying reunion earlier this year, reports Jake Poldon for Daily Mail Online. With human intervention, and very caring humans at that, they were both relocated to the Elephant Nature Park in the Chiang Mai … Continue reading

How to Accommodate an Unexpected Baby Elephant Houseguest
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How to Accommodate an Unexpected Baby Elephant Houseguest

One morning (The People’s Daily along with The Daily Mail reported) in the tiny village of Ba Ka, in Yunnan, an unexpected houseguest came crashing through a bedroom wall. Upon hearing his daughter’s screams, Tie Wen rushed inside. Staring up at him appeared to be 220 pounds of baby elephant.  And it was. It was … Continue reading