” I step out into the world in your comforting protection…”

Last week Dimitri took this wonderful photograph, of a very small baby, gingerly venturing out into the open, in the protection of her gigantic mother….epitomizing the hope that we nurture in our hearts, that our future generations will be able to see and appreciate these magnificent animals.

" I step out into the world in your comforting protection..."

In all our 20 odd years of watching wild elephants this is possibly the youngest baby we have seen out in the open. He was hardly able to walk and we believe that it would have been no more than a week old.  The fact that the mother, who seems to be in excellent condition, is so trusting with such a small juvenile, was also a a cause for our pride. Usually the mother will shield her juvenile and will be very protective.