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The Vault and AllStephenMoyer foster an elephant baby

The Vault and AllStephenMoyer foster an elephant baby

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A couple of weeks ago we did two charity premiere auctions, unfortunately one buyer didn’t bother to pay up, but the sale from the other item raised enough on its own to provide us the means to foster an elephant baby at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the amazing work they do for the wildlife in Kenya was first brought to our attention by Kristin Bauer van Straten who visited the orphanage for her upcoming documentary Out For Africa. Ivory poaching has reached a tragic height and elephants will soon be extinct in the wild if we don’t stand up and defend them. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust saves the orphaned baby elephants, whose mothers were slaughtered by poachers, and gives them a new home and family, with the ultimate goal to release them back into the wild to live their lives as nature intended.

Both Lynn and I have already adopted a little one under our own names, but we really wanted another baby elephant and foster him as a living “mascot” for The Vault and AllStephenMoyer.com.

From all the cuddly large eared babies we picked Quanza because this little survivor is a true symbol of the enormous threat to the African elephant. Quanza was only one year old, elephant babies are completely dependent on their mothers milk up to the age of two, when her whole family was gunned down by ivory poachers and butchered right before her eyes. Only 24 hours before the tragedy, Quanza was photographed in the wild with her mother Qumquat, two sisters and her little nephew.

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Quanza with her sister and mother Qumquat

 

This video tells the complete story of Quanza and Qumquat and how the little one was rescued and brought to the nursery of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where is now building up a new life with the other orphans and one day she will be released into the wild again and live her life to the fullest.

 

 

Please consider to foster an elephant yourself for only $50 a year. For more information visit the website of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

 

Our foster certificate.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust,

 

Shadaliza
Written by Shadaliza

Shadaliza loves the Internet, film and TV shows, writing, running websites and charity fundraising; she has found the perfect combo in the fansites to express her creativity and passion. Shadaliza is Dutch, but has lived in Italy for many years and works as Marketing Executive for an Internet hosting company.

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    July 23, 2013

    Thank you for doing this! I’ve been thinking about donating after I heard Kristin Bauer talk about it at Emerald City Comic Con in March. I couldn’t stop crying. That YT video is so heartbreaking, but I am so incredibly happy you were able to adopt that precious baby elephant. <3

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    July 23, 2013

    I watched the video with tears in my eyes. So happy that The Vault and All Stephen Moyer are sharing in the foster of this beautiful orphan elephant.

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