Baby orphan Elephant has died
Saving the Survivors, and partners, are extremely sad to report this difficult news. Despite all of our efforts, the baby orphan Elephant found in the Maputo Special Reserve (Mozambique), has passed away.
A combination of factors have contributed towards this sad news. We guarantee that our amazing team did everything possible to succeed. The laboratory results have not yet returned to confirm the cause of death. We believe it to be a bacterial infection in her lungs. This, and rapidly increasing weight loss was too much for the baby orphan Elephant to handle.
Why are Elephants important?
Elephants are keystone species meaning they have great influence on the environments they live in. Elephants influence their environments by pushing over trees in savanna, keeping them open, allowing other species to thrive. They also help to keep watering holes open and fertilise the land.
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