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Orphaned Baby Elephants Are Reintegrated Into The Wild

In a new video from Barcroft TV, a trio of baby elephants are given a new lease on life.

Quanza, Lima Lima, and Zongoloni are three young elephants who were orphaned as babies after their mothers were killed by poachers. The trio was then raised by hand at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Quanza, Lima Lima, Zongoloni, are now becoming the first elephants to be relocated to the new Umani Springs Reintegration Centre in Kenya's Kibwezi Forest, and are taking their first steps towards independence in the wild.

DSWT's Executive Director Angela Sheldrick tells Barcroft TV that "I'm really confident that they've found themselves in paradise. They absolutely love the vegetation and the food, and already -- last night and the night before -- wild elephants came to visit them and stood outside the compound rumbling. I think it will be no time at all before they're interacting with the wild herds here."

Best wishes to Quanza, Lima Lima, and Zongoloni on this big step towards being reintegrated!

Watch the entire segment below: