Thong Dee : Elephant of the Week at Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary – BLES  : Remember Me
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Thong Dee : Elephant of the Week at Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary – BLES : Remember Me

Remember Me Name: Thong Dee Affectionately Known As: Yai, meaning grandmother in Thai Gender: Female Disposition/ Personality: “gentle, social… & sweet” / “such a sunny, happy lady” /                                                        … Continue reading »

AJOK : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 2
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AJOK : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 2

How Baby Elephant Adjusted to New Elephant Family at DSWT: As the very first orphan at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust there were no other baby elephant orphans there! His human Keepers, unsurprisingly, spoiled him rotten. Is it any wonder that, given such a vibrant personality, Ajok could (and would!) charm the socks off anyone? … Continue reading »

AJOK : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 1
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AJOK : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 1

Name: AJOK Name Origin/Meaning: Ajok means ‘Hallo’ ” in the Turkana tribal dialect” Date of Birth: May 1990 Age When Rescued: one week old Gender: Male Where Now: A fully independent orphan (Ajok was slowly released INTO THE WILD with the elephant herds of Kenya , Africa from The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust after living happily and thriving at the elephant … Continue reading »

Video Moment : It’s Christmas Fostering Time at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Choose Your Elephant to Adopt & Help Save a Little Elephant’s Life
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Video Moment : It’s Christmas Fostering Time at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Choose Your Elephant to Adopt & Help Save a Little Elephant’s Life

Elephants need us. For the holidays please adopt an elephant as a gift for a friend or as a gift for yourself. It is a beautiful way to help save the species, to help keep elephants on this planet for as long as we can. Watch this elephant video “Gift of Life Adopt an orphan … Continue reading »

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 »

30th Wild Born Elephant Baby!  Elephant Birth Announcement From the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Welcome to the World, Lulu! Born on 27 September 2018
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30th Wild Born Elephant Baby! Elephant Birth Announcement From the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Welcome to the World, Lulu! Born on 27 September 2018

It had been less than 24 hours after her arrival into this world that little Lulu was escorted by her mama, lit by the soft “glow of a waning moon,” onto Lualeni‘s old stomping grounds at the DSWT “Ithumba stockade”. As other former orphaned elephants raised by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust had done before her, … 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 »