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Bora's Miracle Twins

July 19, 2022
Ivory Ella is a brand built on passion, heart, drive, and a mission to save the elephants. As you may know, 10% of all net profits from our site are donated to our partners at Save The Elephants. This monetary support allows them to protect elephant populations and find ways for them to grow. Many success stories emerge, and we are honored to be able to share them with our audiences.
One of the most relevant stories that has surfaced so far in 2022 has been the birth of elephant twins on the Samburu National Reserve in Northern Kenya. Bora, a matriarch on the reserve, gave birth to one male and one female elephant at the start of the new year. This dynamic duo has been overcoming all odds, being the first pair of elephant twins born in this area in nearly two decades.
 
The birth of twin baby elephants is extremely rare, but both babies surviving is simply a miracle. The primary reason behind this phenomenon is because female elephants do not carry enough milk to sustain feeding two babies. Despite everything, Bora and her babies were spotted as of April 2022 alive, healthy, and thriving as a family - whilst weathering a severe drought.
One of the most pressing issues for elephants living on the Save The Elephants’ main research camp in Northern Kenya is the critical drought taking place. Due to lack of food and resources, elephants are being driven to evacuate the premises and enter locations that are not as safe or protected. This leads to an increase in human-elephant conflict and is a major threat to elephant populations. With that being said, it is incredible to see two twin elephants surviving this dryness, alongside their mother, at an already fragile point in their lives.
Elephants are at risk of endangerment. Through global warming, poaching, habitat loss, human-elephant conflict, and other animal crimes, it is stories like Bora’s miracle twins that inspire us to keep going. Help ensure the future of many more elephant twins by shopping Ivory Ella.
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