Remembering Elephant Conservationist Dame Daphne Sheldrick on 4 June, Her Birthday : Great Elephant People
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Remembering Elephant Conservationist Dame Daphne Sheldrick on 4 June, Her Birthday : Great Elephant People

If the term ‘elephant influencer’ (influence meaning “having the power or authority to affect change“) were to exist during her lifetime, or even now!, the late Dame Daphne Sheldrick, founder of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust,  would stand among the great elephant people in her own right. Ironically she shared a birth month with two … Continue reading »

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 »

Video Moment : “Baby Elephant Takes Her First Bath” by BBC Earth : Starring Gawa, With a Triumphant  Appearance by Wiva, & All Their “Elephant Nannies”
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Video Moment : “Baby Elephant Takes Her First Bath” by BBC Earth : Starring Gawa, With a Triumphant Appearance by Wiva, & All Their “Elephant Nannies”

Orphaned elephants from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust , Ithumba Unit, are featured in this BBC video narrated by cameraman  Gordon Buchanan as he films a short video from his “Elephant Family and Me” series. (“Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan travels to the spectacular Tsavo wilderness in Kenya to try to get closer than ever before … Continue reading »

Feisty Little Gawa Turns Three!  On the Day of Her Birth Baby Elephant Became the 22nd Known Wild Born Baby Born to Ex-Orphans of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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Feisty Little Gawa Turns Three! On the Day of Her Birth Baby Elephant Became the 22nd Known Wild Born Baby Born to Ex-Orphans of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Feisty Little Elephant Just like her mama (Galana) before her, Gawa the elephant’s “feisty spirit” drives her ambition as she contemplates her most intimidating stance in preparation for her mock charge. When you’re still a little squirt any talents one has should be used to one’s advantage. Don’t you think?  See Gawa with “her enchanting … 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 »

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 »