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nubbsgalorephotos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

ちなみに高畑監督は、『かぐや姫』が終わった直後に早くも次回作の話をしていたそうです。西村プロデューサー曰く、「ファイナルミックスという最後の作業が終わって、その帰りの電車の中でいきなり平家物語の話を始めるんですよ。”次は『平家物語』を作るべきだ!”って。田辺くんや橋本くんを中心にやればいいんだ!って。もう、やる気満々なんですよね。78歳であのバイタリティは本当に凄いと思う。僕はもう絶対やらないけど(笑)
もう辞めさせてくれッ!『かぐや姫の物語』はこんなに凄まじい現場で作られていた - 1年で365本ひたすら映画を観まくる日記
というより、殆どのアニメで出てくる眼鏡っ子には優れた特徴が一つしかない。
それは「眼鏡をとれる」こと。これはつまり、普段の分厚い眼鏡に隠れた表情
との対比が出来るから、とりあえずかけさせてる程度の扱いでしかないわけで
本当に「眼鏡をかけた少女」が好きな人間がどれほど居るのかさえ疑問に思う。
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