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Orphaned albino elephant recovers from poacher's snare

HOEDSPRUIT, South Africa (AP) — Khanysia did not see the trap set by a poacher in South Africa's Kruger National Park. She dove head first into the sharp wire snare, which cut her mouth, face and...

14.2.2020

Khanysia didn’t see the trap set by a poacher in a South Africa park. The albino elephant dove head first into the wire snare, cutting herself. She was found badly dehydrated and taken to a center for rehab. Now, she spends her day playing with caretakers.

HOEDSPRUIT, South Africa (AP) — Khanysia did not see the trap set by a poacher in South Africa 's Kruger National Park. She dove head first into the sharp wire snare, which cut her mouth, face and...

In this photo taken Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020, Adine Roode, founder of the Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development center (HERD), plays with Khanysia, a five-month-old albino elephant in Hoedspruit, South Africa. Khanysia was severely wounded by a manmade snare set by a poacher in the lower Kruger park . She was found days later severely dehydrated and brought to the Hoedspruit elephant reab center. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay) HOEDSPRUIT, South Africa (AP) — Khanysia did not see the trap set by a poacher in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. She dove head first into the sharp wire snare, which cut her mouth, face and underneath her ear and chin. It was days before the four-month-old albino elephant was found badly dehydrated but alive, and taken to the Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development center, three hours away. One month later, Khanysia, named after the Tsonga word for light, weighs a healthy 150 kilograms (330 pounds), is adding 500 grams (1 pound) every day and spends her time playing with caretakers. “She is a little albino elephant, so it is a bit different than your normal elephant just in caring, especially when the sun is kind of severe,” said Adine Roode, founder of the center, in the heart of Kapama game reserve. “Due to the animal human conflict, we are sitting with orphans. Because of the decreasing land and habitat, we will see an increase, in the future, of elephant orphans.” It is not known how Khanysia was separated from her mother and herd, said Roode. For the past 22 years, the center has looked after orphaned elephants, and now has 17 pachyderms on site, she said. The young elephants are eventually released to the private game reserve, she said. Khanysia is separated from the rest of the herd for the time being. At night she stays in a heated room and in the daytime she goes outside to a large enclosure with tall grass and a mud pool. Under 24-hour supervision, the blue-eyed, pink-skinned toddler seems to be in a non-stop play mood, craving attention and only stopping now and then to scratch her itchy scars on the wood pillars surrounding her pen. After two hours of cavorting with Khanysia, causing the little elephant to trumpet repeatedly, Roode leaves her in the care of Liverson Sande, the center’s senior carer. Outside, the 17 other elephants line up for a walk. “It’s so easy to get too attached,” says Roode. “It is difficult to let go.” AP NEWS Read more: The Associated Press

She’s in our care at HERD_Elephants Hope the poachers were eaten by lions. yashar did you see this? Wonderful people doing very important work. Thank you!! There are actually good people in the world. I often forget. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 Awww sweet baby!🐘 What's the black stuff between elephant's toes?

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