For Christmas, my family knew what I wanted. They pooled together and adopted Malkia, an elephant from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. For $50, you too can foster an elephant for a year.
Poor Malkia was found standing by her dying mother. Her mother likely suffered due to a harsh dry season. She had to be humanely put down.
When the rescue team took Malkia, she began to scream. Another herd began to run towards the rescuers, trying to defend the baby, even though she was not related to them.
Malkia is doing well at the nursery – she is quite mischievous, chasing warthogs and regularly trying to get more than the allotted milk amount.