Baby elephant christening in Sri Lanka

  • Large crowds were present for the elephant naming ceremony. Here a visitor helps feed one of the babies. (AFP, Ishara S.Kodikara)
  • Names for baby elephants were chosen from thousands suggested by visitors to the orphanage (AFP, Ishara S.Kodikara)
  • Formally established in 1975, the Pinnawala orphanage shelters 83 elephants (AFP, Ishara S.Kodikara)