1998 Photo Contest, Nature, Stories, 3rd prize
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Jim Leachman

Smithsonian Magazine / Terre Sauvage

01 January, 1997

At this rehabilitation center where a trained staff of eight are looking after orphaned elephants, the keepers even sleep with their charges. They hope to release the orphans back into the wild - though this may take some years. The animals develop a strong bond with their keepers, who take care of them 24 hours a day.

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