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Moving Out | by Susan Roehl
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Moving Out

The following eighteen photos were taken at The Elephant Camp, an elephant orphanage run by an organization called Wild Horizons. All of the animals were rescued from culling programs or adopted after the death of mother elephants. There are currently eighteen elephants of all ages and sizes. They are released back into the wild if feasible, and some have been released and have returned to the camp for security. All proceeds from the camp are used in helping wild animals and other welfare organizations. There are elephant handlers, these are men who have fed the baby elephants from the very beginning and are trusted by the elephants. We did get to touch the elephants and to feed them. Something I will never forget.

 

The final photo is of a rescued cheetah that was found abandoned as a cub. He is tame to a certain degree, but always needs to know he has an escape route if need be.

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Taken on September 23, 2011