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Clay Elephants Help Save Real Elephants

  • Faiza Elmasry

Two years ago, when Miriam Gardsbane turned 9, her aunt, who lives in Kenya, 'adopted' an elephant in her name as a birthday gift. Miriam and her mother visited Africa to see how the donation was helping to support elephants. Miriam fell in love with the animals. She soon learned about the mistreatment of elephants in Asia and decided to take action. As VOA's Faiza Elmasry tells us, Miriam founded They Deserve To Be Free, to raise awareness and money to save elephants. Faith Lapidus narrates.