It is no secret that elephants are in trouble. We see it on the news with highly publicized ivory burns and the recent passing of AB 96, the bill to ban ivory and rhino horn sales in California … we know ivory belongs to the elephant, so why do 96 elephants have to die every day? The increased media and public awareness should mean that these numbers are getting smaller, but they are not. In fact, the number of elepant orphans is growing every day.
Whether you have seen a baby elephant in real life or watched Dumbo with your children, you know how difficult it is to see a tiny elephant and not smile. Thinking of these two Nairobi orphans pictured above without their mom is nothing short of heart breaking. Poaching and human/wildlife conflict are two of the main reasons for the rise in elephant orphans. Read More →