The North View

Make A Change

Back to Article
Back to Article

Make A Change

Burke Cochran, Editorials Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The 2017-2018 school year was North’s first year having the newest edition to our AP classes, AP Environmental Science.

 

The capstone of this class is a project worked throughout the second semester of the class, a project where the only guideline is to bring about a positive change.

 

Here’s what I did:

 

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust houses threatened species from across East Africa but most notably elephants and rhinos. It is the most successful elephant orphanage and rehabilitation center worldwide. They deal with the care of elephants, anti-poaching programs, a canine and aerial surveillance unit to detect other illegal animal products, habitat protection, and provisioning water for wildlife.

 

I adopted an elephant. This helps to take care of the elephants in the Orphanage. My money specifically went to buy milk-dependent elephant calves suitable formula. This orphanage is unique because the matriarch, Daphne Sheldrick, was the first person to ever perfect the formula for milk-dependent elephant calves.

 

The elephant that I adopted is named Kauro. Kauro was rescued from a well when he was one month old, but before his rescue an animal had bit off the tip of his trunk. Despite how young he was, he was (and still is) one of the larger elephants, outshining even the older elephants. He had a bacterial infection from the wound and the water in the well, but he got better with medication. Now, Kauro fits in just like any other elephant in the orphanage, and will probably be released back with the herds that are watched over by the Wildlife Trust in just a few months.

 

If you are interested in fostering an elephant, click here.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Make A Change

    Perspectives

    BNHS Courtyard Goes Unused

  • Make A Change

    Perspectives

    Triangle vs. Square Cut Pizza

  • Make A Change

    Perspectives

    Coming To An AMC Near You

  • Make A Change

    Perspectives

    Are Prom Tickets Worth the Price?

  • Make A Change

    Perspectives

    New Bell brings Controversy to Belvidere North

  • Make A Change

    Perspectives

    Seminars: Are They Worth It?

  • Make A Change

    Perspectives

    Should Prom Be For Every Grade?

  • Make A Change

    Perspectives

    Blue Thunder Tickets

  • Make A Change

    Perspectives

    The 2019 Golden Globes, or How Not to do an Awards Show

  • Make A Change

    Perspectives

    How is the Government Shutdown Affecting Us?

Navigate Right
Skip to toolbar
The student news site of Belvidere North High School
Make A Change