Yet elephants who live in freedom aren't necessarily blessed. Since an adult elephant needs to consume about 350 pounds of food daily, elephants can quickly deforest an area. In poor countries like Zimbabwe, which has one of the world's largest elephant populations, elephants are culled (killed) to manage herd size. While the ivory trade has diminished in civilized nations thanks to legislation, some are still hunted for their tusks.
At Elephant Whispers, a unique facility in Hazyview, South Africa, unwanted elephants are cared for and trained with kindness to enable humans to engage these gentle giants with respect.
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|Elephant Whispers Entrance||Training an Elephant||Elephant on Bended Knee||Elephant Down|
|Elephant Trunk||Elephant Trunk Close Up||Tongue of an Elephant||Under an Elephant|
|Elephant Sport||Elephant Feet||Elephant Toenails||Elephant Whispers Owners|
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