Heartbroken about the news on the dozens of elephants killed in Botswana.
The scientist carrying out the extensive wildlife survey said many of the 87 dead elephants were killed for their tusks just weeks ago - and that five white rhinos have been poached in three months.
"I'm shocked, I'm completely astounded. The scale of elephant poaching is by far the largest I've seen or read about anywhere in Africa to date," said Dr Mike Chase from Elephants Without Borders.
Photo: Entabeni, South Africa (2018).
This little princess became an orphan at a young age, when she lost her mother, whom was killed by poachers. After having to be raised by humans instead of her own mother and now that she’s somewhat grown up, she seems a social and curios girl interacting with the white rhinos and even people.
Happy World Elephant Day!
Let’s use this day especially to create awareness on the precarious situation these amazing mammals are in.
Go and support one of the many amazing initiatives today or follow on staying up to date on their amazing work:
• David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust @dswt • Knot On My Planet @knotonmyplanet • Jane Goodall Institute @janegoodall.nl / @janegoodallinst • Save the Elephants @savetheelephants • Elephant Crisis Fund @elephantcrisisfund
What’s your favorite initiative for saving elephants (or wildlife in general)? Photo taken at Entabeni, South Africa (July, 2018)