What I Did on My Summer Vacation

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I’m BAAAA-aaaack! Like a fungus between your toes, just when you think you’ve gotten rid of me, here I am again. I’ll post a few videos over the next few days to tempt y’all into coming back to Africa with me. One of my favorite things was fostering orphaned baby elephants in Kenya.

These little guys lost their mothers to poachers, or fell into wells, or were attacked and injured by humans. Now they have the most loving human “dads,” guys who live with them 24/7, even sleeping next to them. They live in a national forest, but come “home” twice a day to get their bottles. This event is open to the public, but thanks to the fabulous J’Lein Liese, our group got to have a private session, where we gave them bottles (mine nearly pushed me over, just being affectionate) and the keepers told us to rub their heads, especially behind the ears, which is what their moms would do if they were alive.

If you want to foster one of these baby elephants, click over to http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/asp/fostering.asp and spend $50. You get on-line updates of the ellie you choose. Then you can come to Kenya with me next time and give yours a bottle!

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