Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale When she loses everything, she'll win your heart

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Naledi: A Baby Elephant’s Tale tells the true story of a baby elephant born into a rescue camp in the Botswana wilderness. When she’s suddenly orphaned at one month, the keepers and scientist looking after the herd become tireless surrogate mothers. Camp scientist Mike Chase has launched the most ambitious census ever of African elephants across the continent; a last ditch effort to help them survive. Now, he must race to defend an entire species while struggling to save a single life.

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Meet Naledi

Born on an incredibly starry summer night in 2013, Naledi (which means ‘star’ in Setswana) was orphaned just six weeks later when her mother passed away in January 2014. This meant that immediate action had to be taken to both comfort Naledi – and save her life. It took a dedicated team of men working around the clock to nurse her back to health. Naledi has a rambunctious yet loving personality and deep bonds with the men at the rescue camp as well as the female elephants of the rescue camp herd.

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This rambunctious elephant will steal your heart. Watch her in action!

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Meet elephant expert Dr. Mike Chase and learn more about how he and Vulcan are protecting elephants

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Meet Wellington Jana who ensures the survival and welfare of Naledi throughout her journey.

#ElephantsCount

Thousands of elephants die each year so their tusks can be carved into religious objects. Recent estimates say we’re losing as many as 96 elephants a day. At this rate, elephants could be extinct in as little as 10 years. Paul G. Allen and the team at Vulcan Inc. are dedicated to protecting the world's largest land mammal. Explore what we're doing to save elephants in the slides below and discover what you can do to help.

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Elephant populations are down 30% in seven years.

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“This is the bleakest time for elephants. The statistics on the plight of Africa’s elephants is daunting. I’m devoted to supporting new endeavors which provide meaningful science to help reverse this decline and to reduce the variability in elephant population statistics.”

Paul G. Allen

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Paul G. Allen created The Great Elephant Census to inform efforts to conserve elephant populations.

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Poachers kill roughly one elephant every 15 minutes

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"How many elephants are on the African continent? And that’s a question which nobody can answer with any certainty. And the world's largest terrestrial animal—the 6-ton animal roaming our continent—and people can’t tell you how many are left. They can tell you how many are dying, a hundred elephants a day Africa is losing."

Dr. Mike Chase - Elephants Without Borders

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For Educators

We partnered with Howard Hughes Medical Institute¹s BioInteractive to produce multimedia science education resources about elephants for the classroom, including short videos, hands-on activities, and interactive modules. Based on actual research, the resources teach key biological concepts aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. Sign up below to be alerted as more education resources become available.

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Explore interactives and videos about elephant DNA profiling, sounds, genetic bottlenecks and more!

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Fact: Elephants can live for up to 70 years.

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Fact: The search for food is a constant for elephants, who eat up to 300 kilos of food a day.
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Elephants are the only non-primate land mammal to demonstrate self-awareness using the mirror test.

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Fact: 96 elephants are killed everyday in Africa.

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Geoff Luck Director

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Ellen Windermth Executive Producer

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