Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Dedicated keepers at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's Nairobi Elephant Nursery in Kenya protect baby Shukuru
from the cold and rain, and the risk of pneumonia, with a custom-made raincoat.
Elephants enjoy their midday ablutions near the Voi stockades in Tsavo National Park.
Daily mud baths are key to elephant hygiene, offering them effective sun protection while also cleansing their skin of bugs and ticks.
An orphan lies down for a post-feeding nap at the Nairobi nursery.
Elephants, among the most intelligent creatures on Earth, may have no future without our help.
What a scared orphan elephant needs more than anything is other elephants.
The process of becoming socialized begins as soon as the worst injuries heal.