Religions

The Brotherly Love Of The Samburu People And Elephants

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The Samburu people of Kenya are a semi-nomadic group with an incredible regard for wildlife. Specifically, these people believe elephants are great spirits, very similar to humans. Samburu legend has it that God created elephants and humans as brothers when the world began.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. The Samburu people have a close relationship with elephants, believing God created elephants and humans as brothers. 00:50

  2. Elephants are seen as similar to humans according to the Samburu people, because of their matriarchal families. 01:14

  3. Hear the legend of how the relationship between man and elephant was tainted, and how the elephant gained its flappy ears: 01:36

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