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  • 00:03 COMM: Timidly emerging from a truck, watch

  • as these bay elephants inspect their new home for the first time.

  • 00:09 COMM: Orphans Quanza, Lima Lima and Zongoloni

  • have been raised by keepers at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, after their mothers were killed

  • by poachers.

  • 00:18 COMM: But the trio were given a second chance,

  • when they were among the first elephants to relocated at the new Umani Springs Reintegration

  • Centre in Kenya's Kibwezi Forest.

  • 00:33 COMM: On the morning of their move and following

  • weeks of practice Lima Lima and Zongoloni were led onto the vehicle with milk. But reluctant

  • Quanza had to be sedated before being lifted onto the truck, before being reawakened for

  • their three hour journey to their new home.

  • 00:59 COMM: For organisers, their arrival marks

  • an exciting moment in a new project.

  • 01:04 ANGELA: It's always nerve wracking when you

  • start a new, a new rehabilitation unit from scratch, you never, you can never bee sure

  • how it's going to be received and I'm really confident that they've found themselves in

  • paradise, they absolutely love the vegetation and the food, and already last night and the

  • night before wild elephants came to visit them, stood outside rumbling. I think it would

  • be no time at all before they're interacting with the wild herds here.

  • 01:30 COMM: Exploring their new surroundings, the

  • too have taken what is hoped will be their first steps back into the wild.

00:03 COMM: Timidly emerging from a truck, watch

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Orphaned Baby Elephants To Be Reintegrated To The Wild At New Sanctuary

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