The Elephant Keeper: Caring for Orphaned Elephants in Zambia
Book by Margriet Ruurs
This is the story of teenage r named Aaron who saves an elephant from drowning in the pool at the lodge where he works. The elephant is taken to an orphanage. When Aaron visits the young elephant at the orphanage, he is surprised to see them playing and the humans around them are not afraid of them. He sits with little Zambezi, feeds him from a bottle and sits with him. When the other keepers see how natural he is caring for this little elephant, they offer him a job. This story is based on a true story about a boy and the elephant that he rescued.
A beautiful story recognizing adolescents gifts.
Pair this with books about Zimbia to learn more about African history, life and culture.
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