I'd been following Marty Perlmutter's efforts on behalf of African elephants on Facebook for awhile, now. He's been an acquaintance for several years, and a few years ago, he describes almost hearing an SOS from them while in India. It sounds crazy, I know, but he's really taken up the cause.
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