Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Elephant Orphanage

Did you catch the report on 60 Minutes this past Sunday about the elephant orphanage in Kenya that rescues those left behind after their parents were killed for their ivory tusks? I was blown away by it (which is to say, I stopped eating while watching this - and for me, that's saying something), both by the tragedy of the slaughtered elephants and the heroic care provided by the keepers working at the orphanage.

It's kind of a long clip to watch, but if you have 15 minutes to spare, I defy you not to fall in love with these elephants, especially when they smother Bob Simon with attention and affection.

You can read a transcript of the report here.