Amazing birth of an elephant video!

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Jan 17th, 2012, 05:04 AM
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Amazing birth of an elephant video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb5-6...e_gdata_player

This link came to me through my sponsorship at The David Sheldrick Foundation. They rescue baby elephants who have been orphaned. It is easy to see from this video how terribly fragile the newborn is. It is also amazing to see the love and care lavished by it's family. All those big feet and not one comes close to stepping on the tiny little one.

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Jan 17th, 2012, 07:30 AM
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That was amazing. I would love to witness that in person.
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Jan 17th, 2012, 09:35 AM
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Amazing, as it's so rare to actually view an ellee birth.

... wonderful how all the aunties surround/protect, trying to remove the birth sack, and coax the little one to stand, at the same time trying to keep its' trunk out of the sand so it doesn't suffocate. And, when finally standing seeking mum and the correct teet!

Hope the little one makes it.
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Jan 17th, 2012, 09:55 AM
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That was fascinating. Thanks for posting.
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Jan 19th, 2012, 04:23 AM
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Glad you all enjoyed. I could watch it over and over. What a thrill to be in the right place at the right time to see such a miracle.
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