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Bathtime for baby: Orphaned elephants bathe in the dust

Ben Curtis / AP

Two-month-old orphaned baby elephant Ajabu, above, is given a dust-bath in the red earth at an event to mark World Environment Day at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya, on June 5. Trust founder Daphne Sheldrick said at the event, which was attended by U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec, that they are seeing an upsurge in orphaned elephants because of the poaching crisis occurring across Africa.

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Baby elephant Ajabu

Ben Curtis / AP

Baby elephant Ajabu

 

Ben Curtis / AP

A baby orphaned elephant gives itself a dust-bath.

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