Outsize orphans offered second chance. Saving baby elephants is rewarding and fun, writes Bridget McManus.

Michaela Strachan with a baby elephant in Kenya.
Michaela Strachan with a baby elephant in Kenya.

2007-11-15 - Nairobi, Kenya
IT SOUNDS too cute to be true — orphaned elephants learning to love again under the gentle guidance of Kenyan keepers on the plains of Nairobi. And while there's plenty to coo over in Elephant Diaries (baby elephants playing football, chasing wart-hogs and nuzzling their keepers), the program doesn't shy away from the reality of wildlife in peril. Co-presenter Michaela Strachan, who hosts a variety of British wildlife and children's programs, says the adorable antics of the show's stars are an...

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