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"The people that work at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, have extraordinary dedication to orphaned elephants and rhinos! Many of these orphans have been traumatized, after watching their parents killed. When they arrive, each orphan gets caretakers that stay with them 24/7, including sleeping with them. The loving keepers become substitute "parents", giving the babies the best possible chance of survival, and good mental health, and the best chance to return to the wild some day."


An awesome charity in Kenya that helps with conservation, rescue and management of orphaned elephants, rhinos, and other wildlife. They do great work! Some of the stories are heartbreaking, but it's good to know they're in good hands.


The David Sheldrick Wildlife Fund: Al lifetime dedicated to the protection and preservation of Africa's wildlife and its denizens, particularly endangered species such as elephants and black rhinos


Love, Life, and Elephants: The Story of Daphne Sheldrick

Dame Daphne Sheldrick has devoted her life to raising and rehabilitating orphan elephants into the wild in Kenya thru the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The orphans are gradually reintegrated back into the wild. She's helped to set up similar programs throughout Africa and SE Asia & she tirelessly campaigns against the abuse of captive animals and against poaching.

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) orphan called Isholta, five weeks old, playing in mud bath, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Tsavo East National Park, Kenya.