An Orphaned Baby Elephant Learning To Carry His Milk Bottle

A two-year-old elephant named Bondeni is captured on camera at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi struggling to hold onto a bottle of fresh, warm formula milk with the tip of his trunk. A baby named Bondeni, who was brought to the Kenyan animal rescue facility in 2019, is able to drink from the bottle before dropping it and letting his guardian assist him. The baby elephant is shown in the video sipping from the huge bottle while holding it in place with his trunk. As he raises the bottle higher, he slips, causing the bottle to fall to the ground.

His carer helps the animal with his feeding by picking up the bottle that fell to the ground. Watch him strive to be a big bull and carry his milk bottle all by himself. He might be small, but Bondeni is gigantic in attitude and bravery, said the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust on Twitter. He is an orphan who is cared for by our nursery.

When Did Bondeni Go To The Rehabilitation Center?

Bondeni arrived at the treatment facility in 2019 after making his own way into a neighborhood close to the Chyulu Hills. The calf was transported to the center’s Kaluku Field HQ for treatment even though his feet were covered with lacerations from stumbling across the nearby lava fields.

Due to his injuries, Bondeni initially struggled to walk. However, his wounds swiftly healed, and he was moved from the trust’s newborn center to their nursery. Every three hours, keepers produce brand-new formula milk for Bondeni so he gets the same amount of nutrition he would in the wild. As the elephants grow larger, some choose to pick up the bottle and feed themselves, despite the fact that keepers routinely hand-feed the newborn elephants.


Different Comments By Social Media Users

Social media users complimented the ‘adorable’ elephant after the emotional occurrences. Oh, what a great little boy, one user commented. He will have mastered it in a week. Another person remarked, “They mature too quickly.” He’ll quickly be able to hold the bottle in his hand. Another person remarked, “Bondeni is so adorable trying to be a big bull and wants to be independent.” Team SWT, you are unquestionably admirable!

Can he be any cuter, a different individual exclaimed. I respect him and think highly of him. One of Africa’s oldest conservation organizations, the Trust was founded in 1977 by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick DBE and is best known for its work with elephants. The NGO has successfully saved, cared for, and returned more than 160 orphaned elephants to the wild in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Kenya Forest Service.

Difference Between African And Asian Elephants

The largest land animals in the world are African elephants, which can dissipate heat thanks to their large ears and trunks. The Asian Elephant has skin that ranges from dark grey to dark brown with pink markings on the head, ears, and base of the trunk. It is typically smaller than the African one. The tooth profile of Asian elephants is crushed into a diamond shape. African ones are known scientifically as Africana Loxodonta because of their loxodont (or sloping) teeth. 

In Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand, Asian elephants can be found. But African ones can be found in the savannas, deserts, and West and Central African rainforests. Asian elephants have a 48-year lifespan. Elephants in Africa can live for up to 70 years.

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