Baby Elephant Born With Down Syndrome Loves To Eat Pumpkins

animals
February 13, 2018

In today’s day and age, people living with Down Syndrome all around the world are still faced with a horrible stigma that they are "less than." Every year, more and more people are realizing that just because someone has Down Syndrome it doesn’t make them bad, just different - which can be quite good!

Humans aren’t the only beings who can be born with Down Syndrome, however, and we are discovering more and more animals being born with it every year. One baby elephant named Noah was born with Down Syndrome and has been having a heck of a time surviving.

Noah is being raised in a rescue, by people who are able to give him all of the love and care he needs. One of the biggest problems his adoptive parents faced with him was finding stuff that he not only would be able to eat but that he would also enjoy.

Luckily, they quickly figured out he absolutely loves pumpkins! In fact, there is absolutely nothing he loves more than pumpkin - other than a good scratch and bath of course!

Since just pumpkins would not be a balanced diet, he is given supplements and vitamins in his pumpkins to make sure he is as healthy as he can be. They also will keep trying to find other foods that baby Noah can eat and loves, as well!

Noah is the most adorable Elephant calf we’ve seen - ever. With his devoted family at his side, we’re sure it won’t be long before this rambunctious little calf is a big and loving adult who is sure to show the world that Down Syndrome isn’t bad at all.