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 became … Continue reading »

MAKTAO : Elephant of the Week at the Sheldrick WildlifeTrust : Too Cute :  Part 1
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MAKTAO : Elephant of the Week at the Sheldrick WildlifeTrust : 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 »

ORWA : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Growing Up Ele
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ORWA : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Growing Up Ele

Name: ORWA Name Origin: named to honor “members of the Orwa community” who first alerted KWS of a little elephant  in need of rescue Date of Birth: 3 December 2010, a Friday Age When Rescued: About twelve months Gender: Male   This baby elephant is growing up!  ORWA is an adolescent now! Where Now:  The … Continue reading »

Video Moment : “GoPro : Orphan Elephants From Kenya”  Will Tug at Your Heartstrings to Help Save African Elephants
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Video Moment : “GoPro : Orphan Elephants From Kenya” Will Tug at Your Heartstrings to Help Save African Elephants

The following was transcribed from “Kings Without Kingdoms : Orphan Elephants From Kenya ”                   Video: “GoPro : Orphans From Kenya”   “My name is Julius Shivega. I began doing these studies about ten years ago as an elephant keeper. Some of them are here because of the … 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 »