Illegal poaching is a real threat for animal population. Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick, a known wildlife activist, has dedicated her life toward caring for the baby elephants left orphaned by the cruel poachers who massacre adult elephants for their tusks.
Daphne shifted her focus to orphaned elephants in 1977. Initially, it was very hard for the young elephants to survive without their mothers. But over the years, Daphne’s incessant research helped her create a special feeding-milk formula that helps the elephants get the adequate nutrition required to develop naturally.
Daphne is a motherly figure to all the elephants she raises. Elephants have a strong sense of love, which is why they always run to hug their adoptive mother whenever they see her. Later in her life, Daphne realized the huge number of rhinos being killed for their horns. So she extended her focus toward rhinos too.
All the animals raised by Daphne are returning back into their natural habitat when they’re old enough. Unfortunately, the ivory tusk trade and other banned animal-based smuggling still thrive due to its popularity in the black market, which continues to put animal population at risk. Let’s raise our voices and do our best to end this cruelity.
Click the video below to watch Daphne’s invaluable contribution toward the orphaned elephants!