In May 2010, I visited the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya. This sanctuary in Nairobi is dedicated to raising orphaned baby elephants for the first two years of their lives. In this posting, I explain the work of Dame Daphne Sheldrick and her staff in the caring and rearing of these animals that are becoming rarer every day.
Unfortunately, many of these babies are orphaned due to poaching, resulting in the brutal deaths of their mothers. The staff of the Trust raise these babies by mimicking the activities that they would normally participate in with their mothers and other wild elephants, such as playing, taking mud baths, eating native food and drinking milk.
Discover the incredible work of the people who have dedicated their lives to the welfare of these beautiful animals.
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