Vivien Prince
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I was privileged to photograph this magnificent, long-tusked female elephant, while on safari in Amboseli National Park in Kenya, in July of 2012. I watched her baby frolicking with other babies, and it was a magical experience. By November of that year, this matriarch had been killed by poachers. Thank God for the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, as they rescued her baby, who is now in the orphanage and named, Quanza. The loss of these matriarchs is, in itself, a reason for the danger of extinction. They
are the ones who teach the young elephants everything, including migratory routes to food and water in harsh times. I have, of course, "adopted" Quanza, and look forward to seeing her this year.



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