Twenty-four hours can make a huge difference in a baby elephant's life. One day tourists were watching a 10-month-old elephant frolicking with her mother, whom she depended on for milk. And the next, that same baby elephant, now known as Roi, was found standing over the body of her mother, felled by a poacher's poisoned spear. The little orphaned elephant was in danger of dying without her mother's milk, so rescuers moved swiftly.
Roi with her mother. (Credit: Swati Siddharth)