My love for elephants is no secret, so it’s no surprise that this animated video, created by Hugo Guinness for the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, has me in a puddle of tears. If you’re unfamiliar with this organization please check them out here. The world often seems so bleak, but they are warriors within the anti-poaching movement and have done so much for orphaned elephants in Africa (and often times orphans of other species like not-so-little-anymore Pea and Pod). DSWT reports that one elephant is killed EVERY 15 MINUTES and at that rate there will be no wild elephants left by 2025. These creatures are in crisis. Consider donating or fostering one of their lovely beings.