Once we are able to look back on the year 2020 we will discover that the proverb “every cloud has a silver lining” will hold true, for there can be encouraging news hidden, even amongst the bleak.
In relation to our elephants we have found reports of an increase in our African elephant population encouraging news, indeed. In this year so far, in the Amboseli National Park in Kenya, Africa, our elephants have been blessed with the births of over 138 elephant calves, including twins!
It has been such a wondrous year for elephant births in this famous wildlife preserve that Cynthia Moss of the Amboseli Trust for Elephants was inspired to say, “It seems baby elephants are falling out of the sky….”
And while more practical reasons have been given for this “elephant baby boom” (Winnie Kiiru from the Elephant Protection Initiative offered “abundant rains” fostering “rich vegetation” for the elephants to eat & “the lack of tourist interruptions” due to the COVID-19 pandemic) this is nothing short of a miracle.
Welcome to the world, sweet baby elephants. May you be protected and given a chance to thrive in the wild with your elephant family.
Source: most quotes (those not linked) from “Kenya wildlife park sees elephant baby boom” by Andrew Wasike for Anadolu Agency
Images: CC Flickr: by Diana Robinson: similar Baby Elephant Nursing Mama, Amboseli National Park, Kenya
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