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How One Drone Can Show You All The Baby Elephants

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It's not every day that you see a herd of baby elephants traipsing through the forest. And it's certainly even rarer to get a glimpse of those tiny calves from above. But thanks to the good people at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, we've been given just that.

The elephants are watched over by keepers all day, as they forage for food, socialize, and learn how to survive in preparation for their release.

Many of the elephants at the sanctuary are orphans because of poaching.

These elephants are considered lucky - in 2012, an estimated 22,000 elephants were illegally killed in Africa. They are valued for their ivory tusks, which can fetch hefty prices on the international black market.

But there is hope - to date, DSWT has hand-reared 150 orphaned elephants.

They aim to release each one to nearby elephant herds when they are older.

As an added bonus, the drone even captured surprise visitors:

See the entire video below:

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