It’s estimated 100 African elephants are killed needlessly every day by poachers for the ivory trade, and when the mother is killed if there is a baby elephant it is left behind to die. The longest the babies can survive on their own is two weeks. The elephant population has declined by 62% over the last ten years and they could be extinct within the next ten years. More elephants are being killed than born, and ounce they are gone there’s no bringing them back. Every one can help stop this needless tragedy from happening by simply not buying ivory, otherwise the butchering of elephants will continue until they are completely extinct.
Dame Daphne Sheldrick is known as, “The Elephant Queen,” and has raised 130 orphaned baby elephants over the last fifty years in, Nairobi, Kenya. She has made it her life’s work to care for these helpless orphans, and the love she and her caretakers show them is a beautiful thing to see. The work she is doing is truly noble, and her adventurous stories are very inspiring. Please share this with your friends and family, and help inspire and brighten their day too. God Bless!