"When tiny infant elephants arrive in our care, they are often extremely fragile and it can be touch and go for several weeks," a representative from DSWT told The Dodo. "We are currently providing Loboito with the intensive and specialist care he needs, as well as a new family."
This new family includes the sweet people and animals at the orphanage, particularly Kiko the giraffe. As Kiko helps show Loboito the ropes at his new home, staff members are keeping a close watch on Loboito, since the trauma of losing his herd can have dire consequences. "At such a young age, without his mother, he would not have survived long without her protection and nourishing milk – from now on, our keepers will provide full-time protection and support, not just from poachers and predators, but from the wind, rain, cold and hot sun during the heat of the day," the DSWT representative said.