Britain's president of the United Nations Security Council, Mr
Britain's president of the United Nations Security Council, Mr. Jeremy Greenstock, gave each member of the Security Council (15 countries, including the USA, UK, France, China and Russia) a folder containing the foster certificate, and the orphan profile for Burra and a colour picture of Burra with his keeper, on Wednesday 31st July. He then made a short announcement to the Council about what the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is doing and the UN press office made the Burra picture into a slide for projection at the time of the announcement.
This is what BBC news posted on their website about it:
UN adopts baby African elephant A new baby for the UN Security Council An African elephant injured by poachers in a Kenyan game reserve has been adopted by the United Nations Security Council. The Security Council became a parent today
Jeremy Greenstock As a parting gift, Britain's outgoing president of the Security Council, Jeremy Greenstock, persuaded the 15-member body to adopt the elephant calf, named Burra. Bura had been discovered earlier this year by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi - after being seriously injured in a poacher's trap from which he had escaped. He was found with a thick steel cable stuck around his neck, which had bitten deep into the tender flesh around his throat and practically ripped off one of ears. Weak and abandoned by his herd, the trust said he was emaciated when he was found as he had unable to feed himself. Parental affection "The Security Council became a parent today," a smiling Mr Greenstock told reporters.