The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) has been bringing hope to the future of elephants, one orphaned elephant at a time.
Wendi, who now lives happily with a herd in Kenya's Tsavo National Parks, was one such orphan once.
Wendi was rescued by DSWT in 2002. She was only days old, and her mother had been killed by poachers. "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."
In a testament to the strength the DSWT lends to these otherwise lost animals, Wendi returned to the Orphans Project in October - to introduce the people who saved her to her newborn daughter.