Bona the baby elephant was found orphaned and malnourished in Sumatra.
Bona the baby elephant was found orphaned and malnourished in Sumatra. Contributed

Rescuers celebrate baby elephant Bona's 2nd birthday

A HERVEY Bay animal lover has returned to Sumatra as part of a campaign to save the life of an orphaned baby elephant.

Amanda French is one of three Queenslanders who have fundraised since April to buy food for Bona, a two-year-old elephant whose mother is believed to have been killed by poachers.

Ms French touched down on the Indonesian island on Saturday and travelled to Bona's jungle home yesterday.

The team is back on the island to mark Bona's second birthday, which will include a watermelon cake for the young birthday girl.

Visit facebook.com/savebona to follow their progress in Sumatra.



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