One of my most fond memories from vacation was visiting Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. I literally burst into tears upon seeing the baby rhino!! Maarifa is a white rhino who is so darn cute, instantly melts your heart!!! This elephant orphanage usually does not rescue rhinos but this an exception. I had expected to see only elephant calfs but this was a surprise and major highlight of the trip.
As for the Elephants, they are playful, funny, and so loveable. This is them taking a mud bath. The Trust cares for them until they are juniors. During that time they help transition them into their natural habitat and then release them.
Humans are terrible beings, the way we hurt these beautiful animals is shameful and sickening. Traps that ensnare, arrows that poison, trenchs/holes that maime, machete that butcher, saws that cut off tusks while the animal is alive. It's cruel and sadistic. Let's do everything we can to stop poaching and make every effort to champion conservation.
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