We've all heard about the increasing role of grandparents in raising children. According to the AARP, in the years from 2000 to 2010, the number of American children living in grandparent-headed households jumped from 1.5 million to 1.9 million. But it turns out that this is not a uniquely human phenomenon. You know who else needs their grannies? Baby elephants.
All In The Family
It's Cute, But It's Also Important
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Grandma To The Rescue
When a mother elephant can't free her baby from the mud, grandma steps in.
Elephant Families Are Just Like Us
Explore the familiar dynamics of elephant family units.
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Written by Ashley Hamer August 19, 2016
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