Photo by @amivitale for @natgeo. Patience is not an elephant virtue at feeding time at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) in Northern Kenya. Amos Leleruk and his elephant hangers-on step out for a meal. In the wild, weaning usually occurs when elephants are five to 10 years old. At Reteti, half-gallon-size bottles of special formula are given every three hours around the clock, and drinking is a noisy, slurpy affair. Read more about Reteti in my @NatGeo story: https://tinyurl.com/kvopc69

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    😍

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    It melts my heart

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    Slow when @ed.eugenio wowooaI wwzwwoowyowowwow

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    GAH!!!!! I wanna spend time w a baby elephant SO badly!!!

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    😊cute

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    Personally I cannot say enough how happy I am that this new elephant orphanage exists.

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    Beautiful

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    😊😊

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    😘😘

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    @sylhetalejandra babys😍