"to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faithin me." Acts 26:18

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Baby Elephants

The last very fun thing that we did in Kenya was to go to a baby elephant orphanage.  They are so cute!  The facility has about 35 baby elephants who were orphaned because their mothers had been killed by poaching or died of natural causes.  They take elephants from all over and rehabilitate them.  Every day for one hour, they open up the facility to the public while they feed the elephants their milk.  

And everybody say, "Awwwww...."

haha!  Someone is being a bit nosy...

When we got there they told us to not crouch down or else the elephants might start to play with you like they do with their soccer balls.  In the back of my mind I was wondering about Talitha and if they felt the same about small children.  Sure enough, before long one of the elephants came over and charged right at her to "play."  Quick thinking Daddy reached down and grabbed her out of the way just in time.  :)

As we were leaving we passed the garbage can that had all the tins of formula that they had mixed to feed the elephants that day.  A monkey was licking out the remains of milk powder. 

Here's a video that shows their character a bit... :)

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