KILAGUNI : Elephant of the Week at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 2
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KILAGUNI : Elephant of the Week at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 2

They’ve Come So Far: Elephant Nursery Graduates From the Class of 2010! : Into the Wild   DSWT Elephant Orphanage Nursery Nairobi, Kenya, Africa Relocated to: DSWT “Ithumba Rehabilitation Centre in Northern Tsavo East National Park” On This Date: 7 June 2010   Kilaguni willingly accepted his morning bottle as he walked onto the transport … Continue reading »

KILAGUNI : Elephant of the Week at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 1
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KILAGUNI : Elephant of the Week at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 1

Name:  KILAGUNI Date of Birth: 11 December 2008, a Thursday “DSWT orphaned elephants are assigned approximate birth dates as there is no way of knowing the actual day they were born”. Date of Rescue 22 May 2009    Age When Rescued:  appox. 5 months Gender: Male Where Now: “Living Wild”  Rehabilitated back Into the Wild … Continue reading »

TELEKI : Elephant of the Week at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 2
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TELEKI : Elephant of the Week at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 2

UPDATES: FB 06022017 “By early 2017, Orwa (Teleki’s longtime friend) was displaying signs that he was ready to return to the wild, spending more and more time with the ex-orphans and choosing to have ‘wild sleepovers’. In April 2017, he (Orwa) found the confidence to become fully independent and along with Bongo and Vuria, Teleki, … Continue reading »

TELEKI : Elephant of the Week at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 1
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TELEKI : Elephant of the Week at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 1

Name:  TELEKI Name Origin/Meaning:  The Teleki Valley was so named for the explorer Count Samuel Teleki, who in 1887 “led the first expedition to penetrate the forest zone of Mount Kenya”*. Fittingly, the baby elephant rescued  from the area  was christened Teleki. Date of Birth: 18 May 2011, a Wednesday “DSWT orphaned elephants are assigned … Continue reading »

LUGGARD : Elephant of the Week at the DSWT : Too Cute : Part 2
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LUGGARD : Elephant of the Week at the DSWT : Too Cute : Part 2

Ongoing Medical Treatment: This baby bull elephant will have a long road of rehabilitation ahead of him. (“How he was going to heal from such severe injuries remained unknown, as any possibility of pinning the leg was not possible given the extent of override of the bone and contraction of the muscles.“)  Luggard will continue … Continue reading »

LUGGARD : Elephant of the Week at the DSWT : Too Cute : Part 1
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LUGGARD : Elephant of the Week at the DSWT : Too Cute : Part 1

Name: LUGGARD Not to be confused with Lugard, Lissa the elephant’s “third born wild baby“. Date of Birth*:  1 November 2015, a Sunday *DSWT orphaned elephants are assigned approximate birth dates as there is no way of knowing the actual day they were born. Age When Rescued: four months Gender: Male Where Now:  The David … Continue reading »

MR. MOO : Elephant of the Week at BLES : “Magnificent Bull Elephant”
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MR. MOO : Elephant of the Week at BLES : “Magnificent Bull Elephant”

Name: MOO Affectionately Known As: Mr. Moo Gender: Male Age: “in his 50s”  Personality: ” A gentle giant” “a bit more laid back” than other elephants Formerly: Logging elephant Former home: Baan Tuek, Thailand Where Now: Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary     Location:  near the village of Baan Tuek in Sukhothai, North Thailand Mr. MOO : For … Continue reading »

Ngor : Elephant of the Week at Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary : Remember Me
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Ngor : Elephant of the Week at Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary : Remember Me

Name: Seedor Ngor Meaning of Name: “Thai elephant males without tusks are called ‘Seedor’ in Thai.” Affectionately Known As: Ngor Gender: Male Personality: Known for “his calming energy” which in turn had a calming effect on the BLES elephant herd Elephant’s Job: “had always been a logging elephant. His fragile body showed scars typical of … Continue reading »

MAKTAO : Elephant of the Week at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute : Part 2
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MAKTAO : Elephant of the Week at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute : Part 2

  Ongoing Medical Treatment: “Maktao requires 24/7 Keeper care and plenty of specialist formula milk“ How Baby Elephant is Adjusting to New Elephant Family at DSWT: Deep within his little elephant soul baby bull Maktao,  for a little while, “remained restless, obviously searching for his Mum”. Despite that initial sadness our little elephant orphan “immediately … Continue reading »

MAKTAO : Elephant of the Week at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute :  Part 1
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MAKTAO : Elephant of the Week at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute : Part 1

Name: MAKTAO Name Origin/Meaning:  Maktao was named after the’Makatao Base’ within the Tsavo West National Park where the elephant calf was first brought to safety.      Date of Birth*: 21 July 2017, a Friday    *DSWT orphaned elephants are assigned approximate birth dates as there is no way of knowing the actual day they were born. … Continue reading »