Feeding time for orphaned baby elephants in Kenya

A video first shared on social media on January 31 shows a trio of baby elephants named Kindani, Bondeni and Ziwadi guzzling milk from bottles.

The specialist centre cares for rescued orphaned elephants and rhinos that are milk-dependent and the Nursery is currently home to 17 orphaned elephants who can grow, recover and learn survival and social skills at the centre, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust told Reuters in an email.

The animals were orphaned mostly because of human-wildlife conflict, abandonment and drought, the centre said. Kindani, Bondeni and Ziwadi were all victims of human-wildlife conflict and they will embark on a long process of rehabilitation, aiming to eventually return them back into the wild.