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After two days, Kristin's group finally found the baby elephant in the middle of lava rocks. "We gave [her] water," Kristin says. "This was important because [she] was so dehydrated." The group helped transport the baby elephant to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an elephant and rhino orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya.

This elephant nursery gives orphans a chance to heal, thrive and eventually be introduced back into the wild. "We had a huge sense of relief, sense of celebration and euphoria," Kristin says.

When Kristin went to the orphanage to visit, she learned that the baby elephant she helped save had been named Chaimu, which references the lava rocks she was found near.

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Published on October 04, 2010
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