This is a REAL newborn elephant. It weighs @ pounds and stands 2 feet tall. The mother's gestation period is almost 2 years long. Considering that and how large a grown elephant is, this is a logical size for a newborn.
A LIFETIME DEDICATED TO SAVING WILDLIFE : The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) is today the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa. (Dr. Daphne Sheldrick and her daughter Angela Sheldrick.) Please Help : www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org
Daphne Sheldrick has dedicated her life to raising orphaned elephants. Once they are old enough, they are taken to protected areas and integrated with other orphan groups. When Daphne visits, the elephants gather around her for a hug. So beautiful.
MOURNING THE DEATH OF CONSERVATION TRAILBLAZER : Daphne Sheldrick leaves behind an extraordinary legacy for wildlife and women in conservation. A trailblazer, mentor to many, and an enthusiastic wildlife conservationist, Daphne championed the protection of the elephant and other endangered species. Through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT), which she founded in 1977, she helped shape the world’s understanding of elephants and rhinos.