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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    @lipstickandsass the baby bottles are huge haha

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    @sunnysohal goals 😭😭

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    Was there not too long ago ~ incredible how the adult elephants return when they or their offspring fall ill or have an injury... to get healed by these great institutions. Memory of an elephant indeed ~

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    可爱的小象😍

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    nice

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    Que divinos

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    🙋

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    @daveleo34 I miss you

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    @naswhitley

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    @tugcet13