But during the commercials, we watched this documentary on a baby elephant orphange. If a baby elephant loses it's mother, it suffers trauma and grief akin to that which a human suffers. The orphanage tries to allow the baby elephants to bond with a new herd and also with people because the mother-child bond is so important to their early survival. The woman who started the orphanage even had to develop a special formula to give the babies because they depend on their mother's milk for the first 2 years. It took her 28 years to develop!
I would like to find out some more information and I will share when I do but for now some sweet baby elephant images. They are so wrinkly and they wave their little trunks around. I finally found a favourite animal (took me long enough, I turn 29 in two days!)
And a few etsy elephants.
And the best two animals (but also a message to you, reader....)
Finally, 365 Project update
This is the view from the Tim Horton's I stop at on my way to and from work.