This is the story of Nania, a female elephant calf that villagers found alone and dehydrated, near the town of Boromo, in Burkina Faso. In this West African country, the wild elephant population is declining under pressure from humans. What happened to his mother and the rest of his family?
These animals were probably killed for their ivory tusks: 20,000 to 25,000 African elephants are poached each year for these trophies which are sold at a high price, especially in Asia, when only 400,000 on the African continent.
Towards the return to its natural environment
During this report, signed Jean-Sébastien Desbordes, Matthieu Martin and Anthony Santoro, the magazine “1:15 p.m. Sunday“(Twitter, #1:15 p.m.) met Nania. She was taken in by an animal protection association, and everything was done to save her and allow her to grow.
To replace her mother and her clan, four Burkinabé caretakers took turns 24 hours a day, seven days a week to bottle and take care of the baby elephant. The goal of all their efforts: to get it back to its natural environment as quickly as possible …
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