"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."
The wonderful keepers at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya. The mothers of these orphaned elephants were killed by poachers for their ivory tusks leaving behind heartbroken and vulnerable babies who are milk dependent for 3 years. *~❤•❦•:*´`*:•❦•❤~*
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.
Love, Life, and Elephants: The Story of Daphne Sheldrick
Dame Daphne Sheldrick has devoted her life to raising and rehabilitating orphan elephants in Kenya thru the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. 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.
Keira Knightley visiting the fantastic "David Sheldrick wildlife trust" in Kenya best known for the hand-rearing of orphaned elephants, so that they can return to the wild when grown. Photo Arthur Elgort Kenya 2007