In celebration of World Elephant Day, here is Rohobot at the David Sheldrick Wildlife sanctuary, in Nairobi, as part of the “global citizenship” experience being developed by World Baseball Project.
The sanctuary is open to visitors each day, for one hour, allowing the public to view feeding sessions for two separate groups of orphaned elephants. Throughout the feeding, one of the keepers gives a talk that reveals some very intriguing facts about elephants – a compelling case for how much we humans have in common with them.
One of the most fascinating facts was about the feeding formula, which is derived from human milk, not cow or other animal milk as one might assume. This is because the elephants cannot tolerate the milk from other animals – only human milk is a proper fit.
Another very amazing fact was that even many years after the elephants are released into the wild, they will still remember their keepers. The elephants also recognize their own names, when called by the keepers. In general, elephants develop deep emotional bonds and mourn deeply when one of the herd members dies.
One of the citizenship goals of World Baseball Project is to provide young people with opportunities to interact with and learn about the environment and natural aspects of our world. We believe that, through this kind of exposure, people in parts of the world who might not previously value the sanctity of the life of an elephant, favoring instead its provision of sacred ivory, that we can start to change the world in this regard.
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