An elephant comes to the rescue of one of its babies who is being attacked by a pack of hyenas. The elephant is seen charging at the hyenas to ward them off its offspring. These amazing pictures were captured by American photographer Jayesh Mehta in the Savuti region of the Chobe National Park in Botswana.
Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand - a haven for elephants rescued from abusive situations. If you are interested in ethical travel, you may wish to research the elephant situation in Thailand before deciding to ride one.
Mosha, an Asian elephant lost her right leg after stepping on a landmine at 7 months old. Close to death, she was rescued and brought to the Friends of the Asian Elephant hospital in Thailand, where she became the first elephant in the world to be fitted with a prosthetic leg.
"*Albert* the 2-year old sheep and 6-month *Themba* the elephant" [Themba was rejected by other elephants after his mother fell down a cliff and died. Lyndal Davies and her team took him to the Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre near Port Elizabeth, South Africa. They will release Themba when he is two but, until then, he has plenty of time with Albert. 'Albert copies everything Themba does.']'h4d'121023