It's not that widely known (or at least it wasn't in 2002), but the Uda Walawe national park also has an elephant orphanage. It's for all the young elephants who are orphaned in the park, and they keep them in a separate area alongside the park and then gather every day just for feeding but with minimal human handling. Once they're old enough to survive on their own, the orphan herds are released into the park and they're encouraged to be wild again.

My favourite bit was how they were released in pairs to walk up to the feeding area, so no-one got crushed, and also how the really tiny babies were paired with some of the much older ones who were acting like big brothers to them. :-)

Music: Swinging Safari

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