Orphaned Elephant Calves Have Human Baby Handlers

BarcroftAnimalsPublished: December 19, 2016107 views
Published: December 19, 2016

These adorable youngsters have found unlikely friends in orphaned elephant calves. Rescued from a forest last year, the one-year-old elephants now live in Vandular zoo in southern India where they are cared for by a team of mahouts and their children. The youngsters are carried home from school on the elephant's backs, shower together, play football and even sleep curled up with them. Zoo staff believe without this friendship and love the orphaned elephants would have died soon after being rescued.

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