ENKESHA : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute : Part 2
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ENKESHA : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute : Part 2

Upon Arrival at the DSWT Nursery: On Day 2 after arrival baby elephant surgery was performed. A team of three veterinarians in a “three hour operation” worked to completely reattach Enkesha’s dangling trunk. Almost immediately afterward, despite her grogginess from the sedation during surgery, the curious little elephant began to undo the “painstaking stitching” that … Continue reading »

ENKESHA : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute : Part 1
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ENKESHA : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute : Part 1

  Name: ENKESHA Date of Birth: 18 February 2016, a Thursday Age When Rescued: 12 months Gender: Female Where Now: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nursery   Nairobi Kenya Africa Foster This Sweet Elephant   Too Cute For Photos see Enkesha’s photo gallery   Note: some of the photos are graphic for they show the baby elephant’s injury & … Continue reading »

DOLOLO : Elephant of the Week at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute
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DOLOLO : Elephant of the Week at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute

Name: DOLOLO Date of Birth: March 2017 Age When Rescued: 18 months Gender: Male Where Now:  The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nursery  Nairobi Kenya Africa Foster This Sweet Elephant Too Cute For Photos see Dololo’s photo gallery   Location of Rescue: “Privately owned land in Mzee Kirema’s Dam on MacKinnon Road .” see area on Fostering map Elephant Became Orphaned Because of: “stuck in … Continue reading »

Wassana : Elephant of the Week at Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary : Fortune
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Wassana : Elephant of the Week at Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary : Fortune

Name: Wassana Meaning of Name: Wassana means Fortune in Thai Gender: Female Age: not given; most likely an adult elephant Formerly: Trekking elephant & part time logging elephant Hardships Endured: Abuse by bullhook from her previous owner; injury from stepping on a land mine A perceptive pachyderm: Wassana knew that she could communicate to Katherine Connor … Continue reading »

Pang Suai : Elephant of the Week at Boon Lott’s  Elephant Sanctuary  : Miss Beautiful
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Pang Suai : Elephant of the Week at Boon Lott’s  Elephant Sanctuary  : Miss Beautiful

Name: Pang Suai Meaning of Name: ‘suai’ in Thai means ‘beautiful’ Gender: Female Age:  Now in her 40s  (” …in her 30s” when she arrived at BLES in 2009.) Personality: “large and strong” Formerly: Logging elephant Hardships Endured:  leg broken completely in two & most likely never medically attended to Where Now: Boon Lott’s Elephant … Continue reading »

Pang Fai : Elephant of the Week at BLES : Light
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Pang Fai : Elephant of the Week at BLES : Light

Name: Pang Fai Meaning of Name: ‘fai’ in Thai is ‘light’ Gender: Female Age: “elderly, …in her 50s” Personality: “sweet, gentle and curious” Formerly: Logging elephant Former home: Baan Na Ton Chan close by to BLES Where Now: Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary Location: near the village of Baan Tuek in Sukhothai, North Thailand   Pang … Continue reading »

ESAMPU : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute
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ESAMPU : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute

Name: ESAMPU Name Origin/Meaning: Esampu means “light and shade” in the Maa language and is also the area of her rescue Date of Birth: February 2016 Age When Rescued: five months Gender: Female Where Now: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nursery Nairobi Kenya Africa Foster This Sweet Elephant Too Cute For Photos see Esampu’s photo … Continue reading »

KUISHI : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute
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KUISHI : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute

Name: KUISHI Name Origin/Meaning: Kuishi means “to live” in  Swahili. Date of Birth: 4 February 2016, a Tuesday Age When Rescued: ten months Gender: Female Where Now:  The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nursery  Nairobi Kenya Africa Foster This Sweet Elephant Too Cute For Photos see Kuishi’s photo gallery here   Location of Rescue: “On the plains … Continue reading »

MALIMA : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute
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MALIMA : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute

Name: MALIMA Name Origin/Meaning: This baby elephant was found on a mound of earth. Malima means mound in Swahili. Date of Birth: 18 May 2016, a Wednesday Age When Rescued: five months Gender: Female Where Now: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust  Nursery   Nairobi Kenya Africa Foster This Sweet Elephant Too Cute For Photos see Malima’s photo … Continue reading »

ICHOLTA : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild
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ICHOLTA : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild

Name: Icholta Date of Birth: August 1999 Gender: Female Where now: A fully independent orphan (Icholta was slowly released INTO THE WILD from The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust after living happily and thriving at Voi with the Partially Independent Orphans for many years.) This sweet elephant is all grown up!   For more details (including latest updates) … Continue reading »