In a heartbreaking scene, a 5-month-old baby elephant at a reserve in Kenya was orphaned when his mother died from a bad infection. Mourning his mom, the calf refused to leave her side, standing over her holding vigil (it's worth noting that elephants have been observed mourning, and seem to have an incredible understanding of death).
Luckily, workers from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust swooped in to rescue the baby, who could never have survived on his own. They brought him to the trust, where he was integrated with the other orphans. Now, he's drinking bottle milk and gaining strength, preparing to be moved to an integration center at the age of three, where he will slowly be reintegrated back into the wild.