Without Mama, Orphaned Baby Elephants Risk Everything To Be Loved

The Herd Elephant Orphanage South Africa is home to a plethora of majestic elephants. These massive animals have been rescued from various situations, and now two cute calves can call the sanctuary home.

Timisa was an orphan up until she was brought to the sanctuary a few years ago. She was rescued by a group called Elephants Alive, and the herd can’t help but adore her. Timisa quickly grew a close bond with the elders and other calves.

Joining Timisa is a sweet little elephant named Khanyisa. This timid baby took a bit more time to acclimate to the new environment, but the volunteer and other elephants were patient and gave her all the time and space she needed.

Now, the two couldn’t be happier at their new home. They love going for morning and evening walks with the entire herd, and can be found playing with each other in the yard. It’s safe to say that all the hard work and dedication behind the scenes are paying off.