THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT
This painting was inspired by a segment I watched on the African Elephant on the National Geographic Channel.
Please read Peggy Turbett's touching story "Keeping company with the elephants"
about the elephant orphanage in Kenya run by Daphne Sheldrick. As founders of Cleveland-based Elefence International, Ms. Turbett's focused on the reason why there are so many orphaned baby elephants in Kenya: IVORY
Every year 25,000 elephants in Aftica are slaughtered for their ivory. At that rate, the elephant will be extinct in the wild in 10 years.
Awareness of extinction of any animal should be a wake up call to our society that we are hurting our own planet and in the end it will be the humans that may become extinct.