Elephants in Africa are threatened with extinction; thus, environmentalists constantly perform numerous awareness-raising activities to conserve the animals. An occurrence in Kenya demonstrates that elephants do not hesitate to respond positively to those who attempt to protect them.
Alvin Kaunda, a journalist filming a KBC News program at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an orphan animal rescue and rehabilitation center in Kenya, recently encountered an unexpected incident.
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust successfully fosters over 300 orphaned elephants. This is a national necessity that requires significant financial resources. Kaunda was with the elephants and explained the importance of elephant conservation. Hearing this, the baby elephants suddenly became curious. Gradually, as their confidence grew, one of the baby elephants approached Kaunda and started humming.
To be fair to the reporter, he talked as long as possible. The baby elephant started rubbing his head with his trunk and finally tried to nuzzle his nose and mouth. Obviously, Kaunda could not control his laughter.
Elephants are extremely sensitive animals, and they do not hold back when it comes to expressing themselves. Their intellect allows them to swiftly grasp the context of their environment.