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Call of the elephants: Local girl helps pachyderms in Thailand

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Posted on October 19, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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CADY SCOUT MCKIBBEN-BAIER, a Cornwall elementary school sixth-grader, stands with an elephant on a Thailand wildlife preserve. McKibben-Baier and her mother spent six months in Thailand, some of the time volunteering on a preserve for injured and elderly Asian elephants. Courtesy photo

CORNWALL — Eleven-year-old Cady Scout McKibben-Baier recounts how, during her “younger days,” she used to be interested in hyenas. Of course that was a loonnnnnng time ago, when she was in first grade.

Now in grade 6 at Cornwall’s Bingham Memorial School, Cady Scout is all about elephants.

“I started drawing elephants, and I just loved them, and then I got obsessed with them,” she said in an interview last Thursday.

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