By Sarah V SchweigFOLLOW13 October 20hh15 ead y ecstatic she's here.
"Hot, Hot, Hot off the press," The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) proudly posted to Facebook early on Tuesday. "[E]x orphan Wendi has given birth to a tiny baby girl! We wanted to share this nen't even chosen a name for this tiny bundle of life."
Wendi was rescued by DSWT back in 2002. She was only days old and her mother had been killed by poachers. Wendy as a baby. (DSWT)
"So young that we do not believe she even received her mother's colostrum [first milk], so we gave her powdered colostrum in her first bottles of milk," DSWT wrote of Wendi's plight. "Wendi surviving was a miracle, made possible by our dedicated team of carers and their knowledge and expertise.
Wendi and her baby attest to the ultimate success of the DSWT's Orphans' Project, where orphaned elephants are nursed back to health and supported as they grow; Wendi's story shows how these survivors can journey back to the wild and start families of their own.