Meet Aya Min, an adorable baby elephant who now lives at the Wingabaw Elephant camp in Myanmar. At first glance, she seems like an ordinary pachyderm, just playing in the dirt. But upon hearing her story, you’ll realize how tragic her life really is.
Recently, Aya Min became an orphan. That’s not the worst of it: she watched poachers slaughter her mother for her skin. Realizing this, her behavior makes more sense.
Aya Min isn’t playing in the dirt, she is recovering from the trauma she recently endured. Only time will heal her broken heart and spirit, as One Green Planet reports. The video should remind us all why it is imperative to stop the poaching of all creatures — but especially, elephants.
Every day, the majestic animals are hunted. Some are after their ivory tusks, while others seek to enslave and exploit them for profit (most common in Asian countries). Because of this, it is estimated that one elephant is killed every 15 minutes.
Scientists estimate that unless serious measures are taken to halt poaching and boost numbers of the African elephant, they will go extinct within the next 10 years. This is heartbreaking. Just imagine, future generations — including your children and grandchildren — may never know what an African elephant looks like in-person.
Watch the video below:
Fortunately, there are many organizations working to make the world a better place for elephants. They include Save Elephant Foundation, Elephants in Japan, World Animal Protection, and the World Wildlife Fund. Be the change you wish to see in the world by donating to causes you align with and by sharing this article to raise awareness.
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