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16.11.17 - 12:46

Deutschland erlaubt weiterhin die Einfuhr von Elefantentrophäen!

Info: www.sueddeutsche.de/…/artenschutz-stosszaehneals-and…

Petition: www.change.org/p/frau-dr-hendricks-stop…/u/20372321…

Foto: Facebook/unbekanntTrophäenjagd - Die USA haben gerade wieder das Einfuhrverbot für Elefantentrophäen aus Zimbabwe und Zambia aufgehoben. Elefanten gelten in Zambia als stark gefährdet (Anhang I bei CITES) und in Zimbabwe als gefährdet (Anhang II bei Cites). Die USA hatten dieses Importverbot 2014 verhängt.
abcnews.go.com/amp/US/trump-admin-reverse-ban-elephant-trophies-africa/story?id=51178663
In der Zwischenzeit scheint es in den Ländern nicht gelungen zu sein alternative Einnahmequellen (Stichwort Fototourismus o.ä.) aufzubauen, sondern man setzt weiter auf Trophäenjäger, die meist den größten und kräftigsten Tieren das Leben kostet.
Deutschland erlaubt weiterhin die Einfuhr von Elefantentrophäen. Und unterstützt mit 270 Mio. Euro Steuergeldern Projekte mit Jagd in Afrika.
Info: www.sueddeutsche.de/wissen/artenschutz-stosszaehneals-andenken-1.3509606
Petition: www.change.org/p/frau-dr-hendricks-stoppen-sie-den-import-von-jagdtrophäen-geschützter-tierarten/u/20372321?utm_medium=email&utm_source=77099&utm_campaign=petition_update&sfmc_tk=%2Bm38LrbGl3MfV6muCfrXzwFwLuLFwd49%2Bw4ppJg1QaV5kVezKWfkxJq1okBGbvOE

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Deutschland erlaubt weiterhin die Einfuhr von Elefantentrophäen!

Info: http://www.sueddeutsche.de/…/artenschutz-stosszaehneals-and…

Petition: https://www.change.org/p/frau-dr-hendricks-stop…/u/20372321…

Foto: Facebook/unbekannt

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Deutschland erlaubt weiterhin die Einfuhr von Elefantentrophäen, aber 3 MInuten ohne Parkscheibe kosten 10,- € Verwarnungsgeld. So geht Rechtstaat !

Habe die Petition unterschrieben, war für mich kein Thema ich habe nämlich eine Patenschaft für einen kleinen Elefanten bei Rea Ev.

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16.11.17 - 12:44

Trefft die neuen Mitglieder der Elefantenherde des DSWT:

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Watch: Meet the new members of our growing wild herd!

Last month, three of our wild living orphaned elephants gave birth to healthy calves, returning to our Ithumba Reintegration Unit to show off their new bundles of joy.

Learn more about these new elephant mothers and their journeys from traumatised orphans to mums here: www.thedswt.org/october-babies
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The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

16.11.17 - 12:30

Die Wildlife Action Group konnte im Thuma Waldreservat/Malawi erfolgreich einen verletzten Elefanten, dessen Bein sich in einer Schlingfalle verfangen hatte, narkotisieren und behandeln:Yesterday we were delighted to be able to carry out an emergency darting operation on one injured bull with a snare injury. Thanks to WERU and African Parks for stepping up to enable this to be carried out without a hitch. WAG scouts were delighted to be part of this and to get up close and personal with one of the bulls. I also overcame my fear and took part in the flying and ground support. The bull has recoved and is being watched over by scouts after his ordeal, and has been joined by another herd and was seen browsing like normal. Great job by all. And special thanks to Save the Elephants, Wildlife Conservation Network, Elephant Crisis Fund, AP and WERU. Photos reto , Lynn. Richard, Wildife Action Group #savetheelephant #thumaelepants #wildlifeconservationnetwork #africanparksliwondwe ... mehrweniger

Die Wildlife Action Group konnte im Thuma Waldreservat/Malawi erfolgreich einen verletzten Elefanten, dessen Bein sich in einer Schlingfalle verfangen hatte, narkotisieren und behandeln:

12.11.17 - 18:02

Lynn Clifford und die Scouts der Wildlife Action Group haben letzte Woche eine Erhebung über die Tiere, die wieder in Thuma und Dedza-Salima eingezogen sind, unternommen. Die Zahlen der Elefanten steigen, was für die wichtige Arbeit die Sie vor Ort unter schwierigen Verhältnissen tun, spricht. Wir danken dem ganzen Team der WAG für ihre unermüdlichen Bemühungen und allen Spendern, die diese Arbeit ermöglichen!A very rare photos the Rangers and myself, taken last week durning the Animal Census 2017. These guys are the ones who are out there sweating day in and day out to protect Thuma's wildlife. ... mehrweniger

Lynn Clifford und die Scouts der Wildlife Action Group haben letzte Woche eine Erhebung über die Tiere, die wieder in Thuma und Dedza-Salima eingezogen sind, unternommen. Die Zahlen der Elefanten steigen, was für die wichtige Arbeit die Sie vor Ort unter schwierigen Verhältnissen tun, spricht. Wir danken dem ganzen Team der WAG für ihre unermüdlichen Bemühungen und allen Spendern, die diese Arbeit ermöglichen!

30.10.17 - 9:53

Willkommen Molly! Die kleine Elefantendame wurde verletzt neben ihrer toten Mutter, die durch einen Jagdunfall starb, nach 6 Tagen gefunden und wird jetzt von Roxy Danckwerts und ihrem Team in Simbabwe aufgepäppelt und gepflegt.Welcome to little Miss Molly!

After 432 hours (25920 mins) of gruelling intensive care nursing, we now feel confident about introducing you to our latest addition to the ZEN/IFAW facility!

Molly’s mum was shot dead during a hunting accident, leaving 8 month old Molly alone and deeply traumatised and injured. Some six days after the accident, the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority instructed ZEN to uplift Molly and bring her to the specialised elephant calf facility in Harare.

Molly arrived in a severe state of dehydration and illness. She had an intestinal impaction which was life threatening. She went into kidney failure. She exhibited disturbing neurological signs and pain. She was not able to flap one ear and neither was she able to suck. She was afraid to lie down. She was unable to walk in a straight line.

Over the past 18 days we have cared for Molly around the clock. We have pushed our own physical boundaries beyond the limits and we have pushed Molly’s own will to fight and survive. It has been a battle hard fought.

During this critical time of near death, Molly has shown an indomitable will, a grace and stoicism that we have found to be astounding. The other elephants at the nursery have been critical for her emotional and physical well being. They have gathered her up in their embrace, loved her, cajoled her, and helped restore her faith in life.

This story is far from over ... we will reveal more about Molly’s story, and her progress, in the coming days.

Heartfelt thanks to the following for their valiant and significant contributions:
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) - our project partners
Our team of 9 committed handlers working night and day
Angela Loubser
Catherine Jennings
Alex Norman
Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority
Dr Mark Lombard
Professor Jeremy Hubert
Alexa Renehan
Executive Air
The Wild is Life staff for holding the “fort” whilst we have been so busy with Molly
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Willkommen Molly! Die kleine Elefantendame wurde verletzt neben ihrer toten Mutter, die durch einen Jagdunfall starb, nach 6 Tagen gefunden und wird jetzt von Roxy Danckwerts und ihrem Team in Simbabwe aufgepäppelt und gepflegt.

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30.10.17 - 9:47

Der neue Hubschrauber des DSWT hatte schon in seinem ersten Dienstmonat Rettungsflüge von Tsavo nach Nairobi. So wie Emoli, ein Dürreopfer:New DSWT Helicopter flies to the rescue

In its first few months in action, our helicopter has been put to the test rescuing drought-stricken orphaned elephants suffering from starvation from across Tsavo. Large enough to transport an orphaned calf directly to our Nursery, ensuring they get the help they need as soon as possible, it’s made the difference between life and death for many elephants, including Emoli.

Watch our chopper in action in Emoli’s dramatic rescue here: www.thedswt.org/emoli
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Der neue Hubschrauber des DSWT hatte  schon in seinem ersten Dienstmonat Rettungsflüge von Tsavo nach Nairobi. So wie Emoli, ein Dürreopfer:

30.10.17 - 9:45

Siku, dass erste Baby für Exwaise Sunyei ist noch etwas wackelig auf den Füßen. Die Keeper sahen Siku das erste Mal, als sie nur wenige Stunden alt war. Es ist immer eine große Freude und zeugt vom Vertrauen der Elefanten zu ihren ehemaligen Pflegern, wenn Sie ihren Nachwuchs präsentieren. Sie sind Teil einer großen Familie geworden!Baby steps

Siku was still a little wobbly on her feet the first time we met her, which is to be expected for an hour’s old, new born elephant! But, with plenty of playmates and nannies on hand, she’s been picking up the art of walking quickly.

The first calf of wild living orphan Sunyei, this growing family live in Tsavo, an area protected by our field teams. Relive the incredible and touching moment we first met Siku here: www.bit.ly/2i9iQDW

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Siku, dass erste Baby für Exwaise Sunyei ist noch etwas wackelig auf den Füßen. Die Keeper sahen Siku das erste Mal, als sie nur wenige Stunden alt war. Es ist immer eine große Freude und zeugt vom Vertrauen der Elefanten zu ihren ehemaligen Pflegern, wenn Sie ihren Nachwuchs präsentieren. Sie sind Teil einer großen Familie geworden!

23.10.17 - 18:26

Sokotei ist ganz frech und klaut immer die Milchflasche 😉Sneaky Sokotei

Snatching a bottle of milk seems to be one of Sokotei’s favourite tricks of late – but as seen here, his heists are often foiled the moment he starts!

Rescued after his mother, Cherie, a wild elephant passed away from an unknown illness, read his dramatic rescue story and see how much he’s grown in our care here: www.thedswt.org/sokotei
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Sokotei ist ganz frech und klaut immer die Milchflasche 😉

14.10.17 - 17:44

Die Scouts der WAG in Malawi haben auf ihren täglichen Patrouillen illegale Machenschaften innerhalb des Waldreservats unterbunden: Bäume fällen und zu Holzkohle verarbeiten, sowie Bäume fällen, um sie zu Brettern zu verarbeiten. Die Täter wurden gefasst und verhaftet. Manche Teile Thumas und Dedza-Salimas sind schon völlig entwaldet, mit ihren weitläufigen Tagesmärschen durch harsches Gebiet leisten die Scouts unglaubliche Arbeit - zikomo!!Scouts just arrested one charcoal burner and two plank cutters all in one morning..Great job guys... I only dropped you off yesterday... ... mehrweniger

Die Scouts der WAG in Malawi haben auf ihren täglichen Patrouillen illegale Machenschaften innerhalb des Waldreservats unterbunden: Bäume fällen und zu Holzkohle verarbeiten, sowie Bäume fällen, um sie zu Brettern zu verarbeiten. Die Täter wurden gefasst und verhaftet. Manche Teile Thumas und Dedza-Salimas sind schon völlig entwaldet, mit ihren weitläufigen Tagesmärschen durch harsches Gebiet leisten die Scouts unglaubliche Arbeit - zikomo!!

14.10.17 - 17:40

Die WAG in Malawi hat mit Hilfe von Spenden eine Broschüre erstellt und drucken lassen und verteilt diese nun bei Dorfbesuchen an die Einwohner. Sie haben die Dorfältesten mit ins Boot geholt und berichten nun über die Wildtiere, die in der unmittelbaren Umgebung leben, wie und warum sie geschützt werden müssen. Eine großartige Aktion!WAG were delighted to be able to bring awareness for the newly Amended National Parks and Wildife Act directly to the people. With funding through Elephant Crisis Fund, we meet with our Traditional Local leaders (TA's, Group village Head men and Chiefs). These empowered local leaders will themsleves hold meetings for their sujects, ensuring the message is spread. Meetings were held in many areas, covering 4 districts surrounding both Reserves. In most cases people were not aware of the law, nor the possible serious outcome of being caught doing illegal activities inside the forest. In most cases it is the people living closest to the reserve who are most likely to break the law and be arrested and punished. Families left behind also suffer. Now with this awareness campaigne people will know the law and decide for themselves to take that chance to break it and maybe be caught. DNPW will also recieve over 5000 booklet so they too can carry out sensitization around other protected areas. This incentive was welcomed by all chiefs and new and strenghting of relations with those living close to us. ... mehrweniger

Die WAG in Malawi hat mit Hilfe von Spenden eine Broschüre erstellt und drucken lassen und verteilt diese nun bei Dorfbesuchen an die Einwohner. Sie haben die Dorfältesten mit ins Boot geholt und berichten nun über die Wildtiere, die in der unmittelbaren Umgebung leben, wie und warum sie geschützt werden müssen. Eine großartige Aktion!

14.10.17 - 16:51

Ex-Waise Nasalot hat einen Jungen geboren, Baby Nusu ist das 27. Baby, welches von ehemaligen Waisen, die wieder in die Wildnis integriert sind, geboren wurde. Herzlichen Glückwunsch Nasalot, Benjamin und allen Mitarbeitern des DSWT!Newborn Nusu makes 27!

In 2000, we rescued a three month old orphan elephant after her mother was killed by poachers for her ivory. We named her Nasalot and, today, we welcomed the arrival of Nasalot's first wild-born baby, a half pint sized little bull who we have called 'Nusu', the Swahili word for 'half'.

Having nursed Nasalot and helped her through the deep grieving she experienced for her lost mum, it is the greatest gift for Nasalot and for us to welcome her little boy into the world, and she chose to share that joy with us.

Our Orphans' Project begins with the rescue of an orphaned animal, however being orphaned is just the beginning. Once rescued we consider each orphan part of the family and, for us and elephants, family is everything. Even when the orphans return to the wild, we are there watching and working to protect them and then there are these magical moments, when a new life is hatched.

Nusu is the 27th baby known to be born to an orphan elephant rescued and hand raised by the DSWT, there will be many more that have been fathered by the male elephants we have raised. Over the last 40 years we have successfully rescued and raised more than 200 orphaned elephants and today's birth is another special moment for us in seeing how, together, we can not only save individuals, but can help them return to a truly wild life and begin their own families, adding the the elephant population, one elephant at a time.

Thank you to each and every one of you that recognises the importance of this mission and supports our efforts, for today, you have all become grandparents once more.
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Ex-Waise Nasalot hat einen Jungen geboren, Baby Nusu ist das 27. Baby, welches von ehemaligen Waisen, die wieder in die Wildnis integriert sind, geboren wurde. Herzlichen Glückwunsch Nasalot, Benjamin und allen Mitarbeitern des DSWT!
Rea Ev hat einen Beitrag in Rettet die Elefanten Afrikas e.V.s Chronik geteilt.
Rea Ev

14.10.17 - 12:27

We were sorry to say goodbye this morning to Thomas Topfer of Rettet die Elefanten Afrikas e.V. As always, it's been a pleasure to have Thomas with us and hear about what REA is doing. We are grateful for their support, and the work they do for other organisations - all staffed by a team of amazingly dedicated volunteers with full-time jobs.

Unfortunately, baby elephant Rea named for the organisation did not get the memo that she needed to show up, but Cynthia and Thomas had a good time talking elephants
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14.10.17 - 12:26

We were sorry to say goodbye this morning to Thomas Topfer of Rettet die Elefanten Afrikas e.V. As always, it's been a pleasure to have Thomas with us and hear about what REA is doing. We are grateful for their support, and the work they do for other organisations - all staffed by a team of amazingly dedicated volunteers with full-time jobs.

Unfortunately, baby elephant Rea named for the organisation did not get the memo that she needed to show up, but Cynthia and Thomas had a good time talking elephants
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08.10.17 - 8:56

Gestern wurde, während die Welt zum Schutz der Wildtiere demonstrierte, einer der letzten großen Bullen Amboselis, "Little Male" von den Behörden erschossen, weil er im Verdachtstand, einen Bauern getötet zu haben. Er war der Bruder von Eudora und Sohn von Emily, die eine Schwester der berühmten Elefantenkuh Echo war. Der Amboseli Trust for Elephants erforschte ihn und seine Familie seit er 5 Jahre alt war.#RIPLittleMale. While hundreds of people were preparing to participate in the Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions, a tragedy occurred in Amboseli yesterday morning. One of the last big elephant bulls in Africa was shot and killed by the authorities because it was suspected he had killed a farmer. That bull was 49-year-old Little Male, the brother of Eudora and the son of Emily, who was the sister of Echo of the EB family. We have known him since he was five years old, so we have followed his life for 44 years. We watched him grow, become independent from his family, learn the ways of the world of the males, eventually coming into musth and competing for females. He was in his prime, fathering calves, passing on his good genes for robustness, good health and longevity. That important role he was playing in the Amboseli elephant population ended yesterday. It is times like these that we are tempted to give up but we don’t. It hurts so much, but we have to fight for the other elephants here including Little Male’s sons and daughters. But we must not forget the death of the farmer. It is a massive tragedy for his family. It is not a question of guilt and innocence here. We must strive for peaceful co-existence between humans and wildlife. ... mehrweniger

Gestern wurde, während die Welt zum Schutz der Wildtiere demonstrierte, einer der letzten großen Bullen Amboselis, Little Male von den Behörden erschossen, weil er im Verdachtstand, einen Bauern getötet zu haben. Er war der Bruder von Eudora und Sohn von Emily, die eine Schwester der berühmten Elefantenkuh Echo war. Der Amboseli Trust for Elephants erforschte ihn und seine Familie seit er 5 Jahre alt war.

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08.10.17 - 8:47

Ex-Waise Yatta bekam gestern ein kleinen Elefantenjungen!!A New Life - last night Yatta gave birth to a baby boy!

In darkness Yoyo entered the world, born to 18 year old Yatta, an orphaned elephant rescued when she was just a month old, her mother killed by poachers, and subsequently hand raised by the DSWT. Yatta has been living wild for many years and had her first calf, a little girl named Yetu, in 2012.

Five years on, Yetu has a little brother to love, in the tiny and perfect shape of little bull Yoyo. We are absolutely thrilled to bring you this news and for all of us, who work so hard to protect elephants and provide them with a safe future, to be afforded this chance to be a part of this new elephant life and the success that is Yatta’s reintegration back to a full wild life and her now growing elephant family.

We will bring you more photos and video of Yoyo, Yatta and Yetu in the coming days, as Yatta has chosen to stay close to us, wanting both her elephant and human family to share in the delight of her new baby boy.

In the meantime, we hope you are as moved as us by this lovely image of mum with her day old baby and will join us in celebrating this new life.
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Ex-Waise Yatta bekam gestern ein kleinen Elefantenjungen!!

03.10.17 - 19:58

STE's Head of Human-Elephant Co-Existence Program, Dr Lucy King
participated on a panel today at the United Nations Environment Program Headquarters in Nairobi. The conference organised by #ANAW focused on the nexus between animal welfare, environment and development. Sport hunting, human-wildlife conflict and prosecuting wildlife crimes was also on the agenda and Dr King was able to update the room on the effectiveness of beehive fences as one natural deterrent for communities dealing with crop-raiding elephants. For more details on her innovative work see the project's website www.elephantsandbees.com #Savetheelephants #ElephantsandBees #UNEP
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03.10.17 - 19:51

Die PA-Familie ist nach der sehr großen Trockenheit nach Amboseli zurück gekehrt. Sie erwarten alle die dringend benötigten Regenfälle, damit die Natur sich regenerieren kann und die Wildtiere genug Wasser und Futter finden.We're coming to the end of a very harsh dry season in Amboseli but we still have some weeks to go. This morning I found the PA family coming across a barren landscape. One of my all-time favourite elephants, Pearl with her wonderfully splayed tusks, was there guiding the family. Coming at the rear in the important protection spot was Poppy, the matriarch. She had broken both her tusks a while ago. Lucky for them they were heading for one of Amboseli's swamps where there was fresh, clean water and food. Most savannah elephants aren't so fortunate. CM ... mehrweniger

Die PA-Familie ist nach der sehr großen Trockenheit nach Amboseli zurück gekehrt. Sie erwarten alle die dringend benötigten Regenfälle, damit die Natur sich regenerieren kann und die Wildtiere genug Wasser und Futter finden.

03.10.17 - 19:48

The Ivory Game ist der Gwinner des Jackson Hole Filmfestivals - Gratulation!The Ivory Game Wins At The Jackson Hole Film Festival!

The Ivory Game documentary, won the Grand Teton Award in addition to Best Theatrical Film and Best Writing, at the Jackson Hole Conservation Summit Film Festival in Jackson, Wyoming.

The Ivory Game, featuring Elephant Action League's Executive Director Andrea Crosta as a lead protagonist, is an undercover feature-documentary, set to expose the dark world of ivory trafficking.

The African elephant faces extinction as poachers wreak slaughter in pursuit of the ‘white gold’ of ivory.

Award-winning director Richard Ladkani and Academy Award® nominated director Kief Davidson filmed undercover for 16 months with intelligence organizations, undercover activists, frontline rangers and conservationists, to infiltrate the corrupt global network of ivory trafficking.

A torch-bearing film, THE IVORY GAME will inspire both outrage and hope.

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03.10.17 - 19:46

Sidai als Babysitter 🙂Sidai is on babysitting duty!

With calves Gawa, Kama and Wiva under her watchful eye, orphaned elephant Sidai who now lives back in the wild is getting plenty of practice for when her own time as a mum comes 🙂

Sidai arrived in our care when she was just 20-months-old and eleven years later, she now roams the wild with her best friends Lualeni, Ithumbah and Loijuk. It's a journey that each of the 31 orphans currently at our Nursery all have ahead of them and one that you can support here: www.thedswt.org
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Sidai als Babysitter :-)

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29.09.17 - 9:02

Ein kleines Dankeschön von Fieldmanagerin Lynn Clifford der WAG in Malawi, die REA seit 1996 mit Ihren Spenden unterstützt:Some special time with Thomas from Rettet die Elefanten Afrikas e.V.
REA have been supporting WAG Malawi since 1996. The kind of support we have received over the years is unimaginable , besides supporting salaries, they have donated vehicles, we receive yearly top up on our uniforms and equipment, one of the most valuable gifts REA member s give us is friendship,advice on many aspects of elephant behaviour and management. They link projects and people where possible.
REA dedication to assisting projects in Africa is outstanding.
I have never met such dedicated, people who live life to protect and help elephants.
We treasure and look forward to our yearly visit which motivates our rangers and allows them to show their skills and work .
We salute you all at REA .
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Ein kleines Dankeschön von Fieldmanagerin Lynn Clifford der WAG in Malawi, die REA seit 1996 mit Ihren Spenden unterstützt:
Rettet die Elefanten Afrikas e.V. hat einen Beitrag geteilt.
Rettet die Elefanten Afrikas e.V.

26.09.17 - 18:23

It is so easy to help elephants:
order in the Mayday Shop an item with an elephant design and the entire sales proceeds in the protection of the friendly giants. Shop: shop.spreadshirt.de/Elefanten/
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It is so easy to help elephants:
order in the Mayday Shop an item with an elephant design and the entire sales proceeds in the protection of the friendly giants. Shop: https://shop.spreadshirt.de/Elefanten/

22.09.17 - 6:40

Am Dienstag regnete es unerwartet in dem von der Dürre extrem betroffenen Tsavo Nationalpark. Ein kleines Elefantenkälbchen rutschte an diesem Wasserloch immer wieder aus, seine Mutter konnte ihm auch nicht helfen. Die Mitarbeiter des David Sheldrick Wildlife Trusts wurden zu Hilfe gerufen und konnten das Kalb retten und mit der Mutter wieder vereinigen:Offering a new born elephant a helping hand

On Tuesday, Tsavo experienced unexpected rain and, while much needed, it turned the red earth into a slippery quagmire. Even animals found the going tough, including a newborn elephant calf who slipped into the drinking trough at Dida Harea.

With the calf’s mother unable to extract her little one in the slippery conditions, concerned Park visitors reported the situation to the Tsavo East National Park Senior Warden who contacted the DSWT and we immediately set out to pull the baby to safety and reunite her with her mother.

Arriving at the scene with heavy rain still falling, our teams guided the mother a safe distance away so they could lift the days-old calf out and lead her to the mud bath below the trough where she was in clear view. All the while, her mother had circled in the distance, desperate to know what was happening and, the minute she saw her baby free and heard her calf’s cries, she raced over to her side. Both waterlogged elephants walked slowly off into the distance, but not before mum circled with her head and tail held high, looking in the direction of the vehicles and men, comprehending that she and her calf had been given a helping human hand today.

Tuesday’s unexpected and unseasonal downpour will provide a brief respite for Southern Tsavo, where many elephants have died from the brutal drought and from where we’ve rescued three drought-orphans in the last three weeks alone. As well as bringing some much-needed greenery, the rain helped fill many of the waterholes throughout the Park, enabling elephant herds to move more freely to previously waterless areas where better browse is available. For this newborn calf too, it could be a life saver, as she needs her mum to be able to feed well in order to produce milk.

Far more rain is needed, however, to help rejuvenate drought stricken areas of the Park and we will be continuing our daily bowser runs throughout the region, topping up water troughs and waterholes with our 40,000 litre capacity bowsers that have been working flat out for the past couple of months.
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Am Dienstag regnete es unerwartet in dem von der Dürre extrem betroffenen Tsavo Nationalpark. Ein kleines Elefantenkälbchen rutschte an diesem Wasserloch immer wieder aus, seine Mutter konnte ihm auch nicht helfen. Die Mitarbeiter des David Sheldrick Wildlife Trusts wurden zu Hilfe gerufen und konnten das Kalb retten und mit der Mutter wieder vereinigen:
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