Baby Steps of a Newborn Elephant: If At First You Don’t Succeed…
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Baby Steps of a Newborn Elephant: If At First You Don’t Succeed…

Life is never easy, especially for a newborn elephant who must take to his wobbly feet moments after his birth.  Baby steps for an elephant calf involve a number of face plants and unsteady moments but the little ones carry on, undaunted.      For as the saying goes “If at first you don’t succeed, … Continue reading »

Video Moment, A Look Back: Rescued Logging Elephant, Maimed by Accident Aged Two, Enjoys Peaceful Life at Thailand Sanctuary
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Video Moment, A Look Back: Rescued Logging Elephant, Maimed by Accident Aged Two, Enjoys Peaceful Life at Thailand Sanctuary

“Kabu Elephant’s Life One Year After Rescued” Tom Oliver, Elephant Ambassador: “Now this is the lovely Kabu. Kabu has been here at the Elephant Nature Park (2) since September 2015.”     “When she was a bub she had to accompany her mother who was forced to work in the illegal logging trade.”  “And when … Continue reading »

KHANYISA: Elephant of the Week at HERD Elephant Orphanage South Africa: ‘Sunshine’: Part 2
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KHANYISA: Elephant of the Week at HERD Elephant Orphanage South Africa: ‘Sunshine’: Part 2

What Makes This Sweet Elephant Unique: This little elephant is a very rare albino. As an albino elephant her skin is especially sensitive to sunlight.  To compensate, Khanyisa has been known to find the best sunshade underneath the larger elephants or at least beside them to block out the intensity of the sun! Her carer, … Continue reading »

KHANYISA: Elephant of the Week at HERD Elephant Orphanage South Africa: ‘Sunshine’: Part 1
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KHANYISA: Elephant of the Week at HERD Elephant Orphanage South Africa: ‘Sunshine’: Part 1

Name: Khanyisa Name Origin/Meaning: ‘Light’ or ‘Sunshine’ in Shona language   (“As she took her first steps out into the lush green gardens of the orphanage, she looked so peaceful and almost angelic, with the morning sunshine emphasising all the colours of her surroundings and her unique self. Adine decided to name her Sunshine, and … Continue reading »

Meet Little Ele Khanyisa the Brave, Rescued By HERD Elephant Orphanage, South Africa: A More Action, Less Talk Video!
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Meet Little Ele Khanyisa the Brave, Rescued By HERD Elephant Orphanage, South Africa: A More Action, Less Talk Video!

If you don’t know orphaned baby elephant Khanyisa who was rescued following an appalling snaring incident we’d like to introduce her to you now. This is a look back to February 2020 on this less talk, more action cc video from HERD, starring Khanyisa the Brave*, the rare albino elephant who was just over four … Continue reading »

Video Moment: The Struggle to Survive; Wild Baby Elephants in Africa Face Unknown Challenges Their First Year of Life
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Video Moment: The Struggle to Survive; Wild Baby Elephants in Africa Face Unknown Challenges Their First Year of Life

Wild baby elephants are more vulnerable in their first year of life than one might think. Just surviving the crossing of a raging river can be quite a feat.  But when members of their own elephant herd turn against them the situation is often dire. It is a cruel act of nature one will never … Continue reading »

Video Moment: Who Says Elephants Can’t Jump? Super Cute Charging Baby Elephant Proves Us Wrong!
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Video Moment: Who Says Elephants Can’t Jump? Super Cute Charging Baby Elephant Proves Us Wrong!

What better way to celebrate the joy of the season on this Christmas Day 2021 than watching this little wild elephant calf just being herself (or himself) and, in the process, providing a chuckle for those in the safari vehicle filming it. There is a warm-up process with trunk swirls and trunk curls taking place … Continue reading »

Video Moment: Three Baby Elephants Are Carried Away Downstream From Their Mothers as Elephant Family Struggles Against Strong River Current in Africa
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Video Moment: Three Baby Elephants Are Carried Away Downstream From Their Mothers as Elephant Family Struggles Against Strong River Current in Africa

Elephant family, including three babies and their mothers, hold steady against the river’s current until one baby elephant is swept away… A Save the Elephants team stands by…   Narrator: “…If they become separated, they could easily drown.” (elephants rumble) Man, Save the Elephants: (pointing from banks of river downstream) ‘Oh my God! One is … Continue reading »

Mamas Are So Important to Us & Elephants – Happy Mothers Day!
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Mamas Are So Important to Us & Elephants – Happy Mothers Day!

“In the wild elephants make some of the most devoted mothers in the animal kingdom. (elephants rumbling) This infant is just a few months old. Its mother constantly stays in close contact, guiding and reassuring her calf. (Mama elephant rumbles) Elephants have the longest gestation of any mammal. This mother carried her baby through 22 … Continue reading »

Video Moment : Drowning Baby Elephant Rescued By Her Quick Thinking Mama  &  Auntie Elephants
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Video Moment : Drowning Baby Elephant Rescued By Her Quick Thinking Mama & Auntie Elephants

It’s touch and go for a little elephant calf as the baby struggles to climb up out of the water; trunks outstretched in an effort to help her. But this African elephant herd does not stand idly by. For Mama elephant and two Aunties soon devise a way to rescue the drowning baby elephant. This … Continue reading »