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November 18th, 2009
11:04 AM ET

Parenting Orphaned Elephants: How You Can Help

The blatant cuteness factor on this story is high. What's not to love about baby elephants?

But the ugly truth about the African elephant's serious struggle to survive
also tugged at the collective heart of the CNN NewsRoom staff.

Check out David McKenzie's moving story on efforts to help orphaned elephants.

If you want to help the pint-sized pachyderms you can link to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust right here.

If you want to find out more ways to respond to the news you see here on CNN and ways that you can make a difference go to

Filed under: Impact Your World • Kyra Phillips
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Lauren White

    So cute! But sad! I just donated to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Good story CNN & David McKenzie!

    -on a side note- you should make a clearer link on "" for the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for the orphaned baby elephants vs. the Elephant Sanctuary.

    November 18, 2009 at 2:42 pm |
  2. kklservices

    I like Richard!!!! I think he is more professional than Kyra. Kyra has been turning her 2 hour show into Hard Copy lately. Makes me a little nervous.......

    November 18, 2009 at 2:55 pm |
  3. Marieke

    thank for you highlighting their desperate situation. The David Sheldrick Wildlife trust does amazing work.

    November 18, 2009 at 2:57 pm |
  4. Tory Braden

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Yes, the people of Kenya are suffering in this drought, but so are those who can't speak for themselves, the animals. The rescuers at Sheldrick's are Elephant Angels. And because of poaching by Chinese gangs, one report said, the Chinese are everywhere in Africa. Please folks, don't travel to China as a way to protest, let alone buy trinkets made of ivory.

    Also I hope you will report on Soraida Salwala who opened the first elephant hospital in Lampang, Thailand. Through threats on her life via gun and king cobra she has treated the few remaining elephants there, including leg prostheses for elephants who are victims of land mines. She has become the Mother Theresa of the Elephants without the money of the Catholic Church behind her. At present there is a documentary being edited about her, The Eyes of Thailand by Windy Borman.

    November 18, 2009 at 3:22 pm |
  5. Ginger Hann

    This is so precious.Please, bring us more about the plight of the elephants.

    November 18, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  6. Jennifer Livernois

    Keep them out of the zoos and circus...I will gladly donate to these wonderful caretakers. They are truly doing Gods work.

    November 19, 2009 at 8:59 am |