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Stories of Hope

Although we mourn for the loss of rhinos in Mozambique, we are thankful to hear three wonderful stories of hope for elephants this week.

First: THE STORY OF THANDORA

This heartwarming story comes from South Africa where a captive elephant is being set free on the Gondwana Game Reserve. The game wardens have worked with her extensively to strengthen her muscles and prepare her for this new adventure. They are staying with her as she is adjusting to the wild (her experiences with her first wild rabbit and rhino are charming to read) and the elephant family that lives in the reserve is slowly accepting her into their clan. Continue to follow her adventure by checking up on Thandora’s Diary.

Thandora shared from Thandora’s Diary link above.

Second: THE STORY OF TIM

Traveling north to Amboseli in Kenya, there lives a strong, old bull elephant named Tim. He holds some of the largest known tusks to any elephant alive, each weighing at least 100 lbs. He has been recently spotted by the Amboseli Trust for Elephants so they are thankful to see him alive and doing well.

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Photo credit: Tim of Amboseli by photographer Federico Veronesi

Third: THE STORY OF THE NIKE SHOE

Although we don’t know the details of where this elephant is, this story will definitely bring you a smile!

The biggest Nike shoe ever was not made for a tall basketball player, but for an elephant with a limp.
A PR representative for the sneaker company shared a photo of this gargantuan piece of footwear on Twitter, explaining that the shoe was engineered to help one elephant find balance, since one of its legs was shorter than the others. The leather sneaker is designed to look like elephant skin, and it features stylish white buckles on the heel, grey shoelaces, and remnants of baby pink trademark Nike swooshes on the sides. No details about the age or size of the shoe or elephant were given, but from its tattered appearance it would appear the sneaker was well worn.

Read more and see other photos HERE

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Photo shared from article linked above

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One thought on “Stories of Hope

  1. […] so long ago I shared three stories of hope for elephants, one of which included Thandora, the zoo elephant being reintroduced to the wild at […]

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