The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust As our elephant family grows bigger we wanted to share with you why Philip, one of the elephant keepers, loves what he does. “Being a keeper has helped my family to know about wildlife. My children and my village respect wildlife because they now believe that wildlife also has a right to live just like human families.”
The Florida horse conch (Triplofusus giganteus) is one of the largest univalve gastropods in the entire world. Its shell can get up to 24 inches (60 cm) long and is found on the Atlantic coast of North America, ranging from North Carolina down to the Gulf of Mexico. They feed on other gastropods and can even be cannibalistic.
A rare baby albino elephant was born in Kenya's Amboseli National Park earlier in December 2011. The baby elephant has a white tail and body hair, pale skin, and very pink ears. Albino elephants are usually not "white", but instead they have more of a reddish-brown hue, turning a light pink when wet. Albino elephants are an extremely rare phenomenon in Africa, while in Asia they are thought to be not that unusual.