As I get ready to visit the Sheldrick and my adopted baby elephant, I saw their video about this elephant baby. Wendi is one of the elephants who’s life was saved by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and she just brought her new wild born baby back to “her” family! When I read the story of Wendi, it reminded me of my image. The elephant family that I photographed (above) was in South Africa and it was the most adorable siting. None of the elephants could resist fussing over the wee little newborn! And I could not resist snapping image after image either!
Only hours after giving birth, Wendi brought her tiny bundle of joy to meet the Ithumba orphans and her human family. Here’s a short film of those first moments from yesterday morning, which we hope will warm your hearts and fill you with hope, as it does for us. Please do share this video and help show the world the importance of saving the life of a single orphan baby elephant. How when grown and reintegrated back into the wild, they go on to enjoy the life they deserve and even to have their own babies and to bring new life into the world. It is the ultimate testament to the Orphans’ Project and the hard work of our teams on the ground and the dedication of all of you that support our efforts. If you would like to learn more about our Elephant Orphans’ Project and Foster Program, visit: http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/