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Baby elephant orphaned in slaughter finds a foster mom

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Baby elephant orphaned in slaughter finds a foster mom
[story a few months old, but still cute]

[link to blogs.discovery.com]

"A baby elephant orphaned when poachers massacred dozens of elephants in southwestern Chad last week, has found a new home. The 3-week-old male, nicknamed “Toto”, was rescued by the wildlife organization SOS Elephants and then adopted by a neighboring herd.

The baby elephant was found wandering the area after the June 24 attack after his mother had likely been killed. SOS Elephants staff carried Toto to their camp, examined the small pachyderm and fed him milk formula. The calf was uninjured but traumatized by the slaying and very weak...."

[link to worldnews.nbcnews.com]

"..."Now he seems to have an adoptive mother," she said, but noted "we are not sure she is accepting him 100 percent." SOS Elephants asked local officials to provide volunteers to monitor the situation