August 16, 2011
Orphan Elephants, Kenya
Photograph by Michael Nichols, National Geographic
This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features
What a scared orphan elephant needs more than anything is other elephants. The process of becoming socialized begins as soon as the worst injuries heal.
See more pictures from the September 2011 feature story "Orphans No More."
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