As we speak, up to 36 baby elephants are being
held in wooden pens in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. These young animals
have been torn from their families in the wild in order to be sold and shipped
overseas for profit and human entertainment.
Elephants are heavily reliant on their mothers
until they are about 5 years of age. They live in very social societies and
disruptions of this kind can lead to early death for these young
animals. One of the elephants has already died, and it's only a matter of
time before more tragedies occur.