Adorable Photos of Baby Elephants

8/12/2016

A greatly emotive animal, the elephant experiences many of the same feelings as we do; love, grief, even rage. Scientists have found that elephants are capable of deep thought and feeling - and form familial bonds similar in intensity to humans. And nothing gives elephants more joy that the birth of a new baby. "There is no greater love in elephant society than the maternal kind." writes PBS. "Nobody who observes a mother with her calf could doubt this. It is one of the most touching aspects of elephant social customs."

Enjoy these adorable photos of baby elephants, and if you can, donate to SaveTheElephants.org to help protect these astonishing creatures from the dangers of hunters, climate change, and a loss of habitat due to agricultural expansion.

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flickr/jinterwas

Flickr/Diana Robinson

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Flickr/David Rosen

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Flickr/Matthew Paulson

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Flickr/Ian Barbour

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Flickr/Sophie47 (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons

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Manoj Gunasekaran (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons

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