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Dane adopts an elephant

I am Dane, I am 8 and I have adopted an elephant. Her name is Murera. She lives in Kenya in the David Sheldrick orphanage for baby elephants and rhinos who don’t have mothers.

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Mostly their parents have been killed by greedy people who want their tusks. Murera was found with a many spikes in her foot and had no mom or dad. She was put to sleep and flown in an aeroplane to Nairobi where the place is for baby elephants. She nearly didn’t survive, but lucky she is fine now. She still doesn’t walk so well. You can watch a video of her here 

If you adopt an elephant too it will mean that more elephants get saved. Elephants are my mom’s favourite animal. She says that they love each other like humans do and are sad like them.

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My dads friend Swati gave this to me as a gift, but I think everyone should adopt an elephant or a rhino baby.


Images Copyright: © Swati Prasad Siddharth

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  • David C Rogers

    Swati — you are such a star. Dane and Liam will be great ambassadors. I hope we dont have to take him home though 🙂

    • Cliff Rossenrode

      well done Dane. And David don’t worry about bringing them home. They would be wellcome in the area!

  • Swati P. Siddharth.

    Dave, I love your story. Your mom is perfectly right. Elephants have feelings like people. When you come here to meet your baby, you will see for yourself how the babies look happy, bored, sad, playful – like all kids! I also agree that everyone should adopt these babies. They need lots and lots of love, specially because they have no Mom and Dad to love them.

    Thank-you for using our photos. But for your next blog on these babies, please come and take some yourself! That will be so much fun!

  • Anu Arun

    Hi DAne. This was absolutely lovely story. I do hope your baby elephant grows to become big and strong and also hope that one day Murera gets to roam the plains of Kenya as part of a large herd! Continue to be her champion and we will all support you. All the best, Swati’s friend Anu

  • Leesa Ann

    Well done Dane, we need more children in the world like you. Enjoy watching her grow just like yourself 🙂

  • Lynda Corkum

    Dane, you are doing a wonderful thing! The world needs more kids like you….

  • Dani Globetrotter

    wonderful job Dane , I am a proud fostermom for 3 little orphans in DSWT ; you are a wonderful girl and I hope that you will be the example for many other kids ; Congratulations

  • Marie Kondé

    bravo ! ce que vous faites est magnifique , j’espére longue vie à tous , encore bravo !!

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