World Cup Fever – With Baby Elephants!

The world cup is here. And while everyone cheers on their favorite country in front of a tv, these cute baby elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Facility in Nairobi, Kenya get a chance to play the game.

Who wouldn’t want to spend some time playing the beautiful game with these baby elephants. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Facility was started in 1977 to help orphaned elephents and rhinos. The Orphans’ Project exists to offer hope for the future of Kenya’s threatened elephant and rhino populations as they struggle against the threat of poaching for their ivory and horn, and the loss of habitat due to human population pressures and conflict, deforestation and drought.

To date the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has successfully hand-raised over 150 infant elephants and has accomplished its long-term conservation priority by effectively reintegrating orphans back into the wild herds of Tsavo, claiming many healthy wild-born calves from former-orphaned elephants raised in our care.

Watch this adorable video as these orphan elephants enjoy their playtime and kick around a soccer ball with their caretakers. Gooooooooaal!

Check out some other Doog News elephants like these little guys playing in a pool or the touching friendship between Bubbles the Elephant and her doggy friend, Bella.

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