Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Woman Adopts Orphaned Elephant

Today's Associated Press and photo  of a woman in Lilongwe, Malawi who adopted a baby elephant, found abandoned in riverbed grasses, is a delight to read, regardless of the fact that the elephant's mother was a likely victim of poaching.

The  woman said, "Elephants are extremely sensitive...We think of elephants as big, strong creatures but they are very emotional. Moses (the elephant's name)  picks up on my feelings. If I am sad, he is nurturing. If I am angry, he quickly gets upset."

In the morning, as she has coffee and watches television, Moses throws his trunk over her shoulder and nuzzles his head against her, notes the AP report.

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