Daily Photos of the 2017

Samburu warriors found this baby trapped in a hand-dug well. When the elephant’s herd didn’t come back for her, the team took her to the sanctuary. Dubbed Kinya, she was given loving care by keepers such as Rimland Lemojong. Even so, she died weeks later.

This photo was originallly published in “Warriors Who Once Feared Elephants Now Protect Them,” in May 2017.

PHOTOGRAPH BY AMI VITALE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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