Local Girl Vows to Save Elephants

By 965koit on March 6, 2019
An Indonesian mahout checks on a Sumatran elephant, injured on a wild elephant attack during a patrol, at Saree elephant training center in Aceh province on February 14, 2019. (Photo by CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Angelina is fifteen years old and lives in the Bay Area. Her goal has always been to make a positive impact on the world and start her own fashion business. And of course, she did something incredible.

While watching a documentary on the world’s elephant crisis, Angelina was so concerned about the problem that she created an online clothing company called “Ivory Tees.”

Elephants are being pushed to the brink of extinction. Researchers estimate roughly 100 African elephants are being killed each day by poachers, for their ivory.

She explained in her Ted talk, that that’s one every 15 minutes. Angelina found that she could foster a baby elephant in need, so she decided to donate 20-percent of funds from Ivory Tees. That money goes toward fostering an elephant.

Want to get a shirt and help save elephants? Check out her site here.

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