Meet Lorna, The Great Elephant Project's Adorable New Arrival!

Meet Lorna, The Great Elephant Project's Adorable New Arrival!

Posted by Leanne Sturrock on 3rd Aug 2017

Happy Thursday! Are you feeling that end-of-the-week slump? Struggling to make it through to the weekend? Fear not, friends, as we are here as bearers of some beautiful news: a baby has been born at The Great Elephant Project in Sri Lanka!

The adorable new addition to the family, Lorna, is now around 12 days old. As the daughter to a mature elephant called Kumuduni, she is the second baby to have been born in Wasgamuwa in a month. But while Lorna is both a happy and healthy young calf, there lies a long road ahead: with three months of the dry season left, it is up to her mother to provide enough nutrition for young Lorna.

Baby elephant feeding

The dry season may pose problems for Kumuduni, impacting her ability to supply milk for her newborn calf. However, if her milk dries up, Lorna will be compelled to start eating at an early age. Sadly, since most of the available forage consists of dry vegetation, it may be difficult for Lorna to receive the correct amount of nutrition to survive.

Despite the difficulties of the coming months, we will hold out hope for young Lorna, keeping you all updated with her progress as time goes by. If you would like to volunteer with elephants, please head to The Great Elephant Project’s page to find out more!

Baby elephant and mother


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