While the story for many elephants orphaned by poaching might not always have a happy ending, Quanza's story is different.
Baby elephant Quanza was a one year old milk dependent calf when she saw her mother shot dead with an assault rifle before her tusks were hacked off by poachers. Quanza's two sisters faced the same fate and the young calf was spared only because she had no ivory and so wasn't worth wasting a bullet on.
Reliant on her mother's milk, she would not have survived without intervention. Luckily for this elephant calf, she was rescued by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and taken to Kenya's only elephant orphanage to be cared for.