New art: Helping the Baby

By | December 10, 2011

Baby elephants at birth weigh between 75 and 115kg and consume around 11litres of milk a day! The new baby is not only cared for by its own mother, but also by other females of the herd. The dependence period of a young elephant on its mother and other elders is not brief: the first 3 to 5 years it is entirely dependent on its mother, but continues the weaning process until its 10th to 13th year.

Anat’s painting in pen & ink portrays this relationship between the mother elephant and her baby.