Just hours after giving birth, Wendi brought her calf to DSWT for a visit. Touched by Wendi's visit, DSWT staff sound just like proud family members. "We believe she gave birth during the night - and visited us just hours later!"
"As elephant numbers continue to plummet across the continent, Wendi's new daughter gives up hope for the future of the species, who haven't given up hope yet," DSWT told The Dodo. "We'll continue to work hard to keep this new family safe from poaching, human wildlife conflict and habitat destruction through our DSWT/KWS Anti-Poaching Teams and are blessed that she shared this special glimpse with us just hours after the birth of her daughter!"
One Facebook commenter asked DSWT if Wendi still tolerated people being around, now her new baby is here. "The elephants have a strong bond with their Keepers that rarely changes after birth," DSWT replied, "coming back to show their babies is an example. But this trust only extends as far as their former keepers."