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Elephant orphanage overflowing because of Africa’s poaching crisis, owner says; baby pachyderms have to be bottle-fedAn elephant orphanage in Kenya is seeing an upsurge in orphaned elephants brought there because of the poaching crisis occurring across Africa, the founder said Wednesday.Dame Daphne Sheldrick, who runs the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi National Park, said Kenya must pass stricter laws to punish those who poach elephants for their ivory tusks. Sheldrick said it would be economic sabotage if Kenya doesn’t prevent poaching deaths, because of the tourism it will lose. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Elephant orphanage overflowing because of Africa’s poaching crisis, owner says; baby pachyderms have to be bottle-fed
An elephant orphanage in Kenya is seeing an upsurge in orphaned elephants brought there because of the poaching crisis occurring across Africa, the founder said Wednesday.

Dame Daphne Sheldrick, who runs the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi National Park, said Kenya must pass stricter laws to punish those who poach elephants for their ivory tusks. Sheldrick said it would be economic sabotage if Kenya doesn’t prevent poaching deaths, because of the tourism it will lose. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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    brb running away to an elephant orphanage in Kenya after EuroTrip ‘13.
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    Dame Sheldrick , I will come help!!! Anyway I can…
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    this is a really sad set of circumstances, and I hate that poaching is even a thing.. but I had a hard time getting past...
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