Elephant orphans form intense bonds with their caregivers and vice versa. “It’s not for the wages,” explains one veteran keeper. “The more you’re with them, the more you satisfy yourself. You just love them.” Photograph by Michael Nichols.
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.
Elephants are among the most emotional creatures in the world. they have been known to rescue other animals such as trapped dogs. [[everything i love in life, in one picture: kitty + elephant + rain forest]]