One of Kenya’s most luscious green ecosystem and national park tragically turned into a morgue when rangers discovered 12 elephants of a family butchered by poachers last weekend. The tragedy occurred at Tsavo East National Park and included the killing of adults as well as baby elephants.
The year 2012 has not brought any happy endings for the rhino and elephants of Africa. On the contrary, this year saw the maximum killings of both these majestic species due to high demands for horns and ivory in Asian countries.
The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya is home to a four months old black rhino named Nicky. Living with the Watson family since he was one month old, the family and his caretakers are doing everything they can to ensure that this crucial member of a fast dying species survives in spite of his blindness.
During a recent trip to Kenya Gisele Bundchen was photographed playing with one of the orphaned elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Sanctuary. The Brazilian model traveled to East Africa to raise awareness about the endangered animals.