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Elephants orphaned in a special orphanage in Kenya. Photo

Слоны-сироты в специальном приюте в Кении. ФотоTouching photos from the elephant orphanage-orphans in Kenya.

This baby elephant orphanage Reteti is located on 975 000 acres in Northern Kenya. Little elephants, which used to be left in the lurch, now, save, take care of them and return to the wild. Where are these orphans? Often because of the poachers who killed the mother.

For example, the elephants here are trained to search for food. Yes, the orphaned little elephants learned independently.

This is a 2-year-old Shiba. In the group she was in charge. (Photo By Ami Vitale | National Geographic):

Слоны-сироты в специальном приюте в Кении. Фото

A good mud bath helps to protect the sensitive skin of the elephants, acting as a sunscreen. Yes, and as insect repellent will fit. (Photo By Ami Vitale | National Geographic):

Слоны-сироты в специальном приюте в Кении. Фото

For many years, the relationship of local residents with the elephants was a difficult one. Some tribes considered these animals as pests that destroy their crops and infrastructure.

Now all the locals together and work to protect the elephants that live around them.

In General, feeding is a big part of the day’s work for Rangers. Bottle the size of a gallon have special nipples. (Photo By Ami Vitale | National Geographic):

Слоны-сироты в специальном приюте в Кении. Фото

The elephants are fed every 3 hours. And it’s very noisy business. (Photo By Ami Vitale | National Geographic):

Слоны-сироты в специальном приюте в Кении. Фото

Young elephants at the orphanage are taught to be wild, so that one day they may be reunited with their herds. (Photo By Ami Vitale | National Geographic):

Слоны-сироты в специальном приюте в Кении. Фото

The decrease in the number of elephants has an impact on other animals. Elephants are ecosystem “engineers” who feed on small shrubs and trees. Robbing them, they are contributing to the growth of grasses, which, in turn, attracted to these places ungulates. And those, in turn, are food for the big cats — lions, cheetahs, leopards…

In nature everything is interconnected. And destroying one kind of animals it is possible to obtain great effects. (Photo By Ami Vitale | National Geographic):

Слоны-сироты в специальном приюте в Кении. Фото

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