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 »

Video Moment, A Look Back:  Five Days Old Baby Elephant Rescued from Muddy Pond
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Video Moment, A Look Back: Five Days Old Baby Elephant Rescued from Muddy Pond

Elephants Need US Amboseli National Park has served as an oasis for African elephants for decades. And humans have always played a role in the safety of our elephants there, whether it has been through the watchful eyes of the Maasai people (helping to keep poachers at bay), or through the ongoing presence of tourists … 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 »

Drone Footage Reveals Elephant Waterfall Tragedy in Thailand Much Worse As Officials Work to Strengthen Barriers Overlooking the 656 Ft Hell’s Fall Drop
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Drone Footage Reveals Elephant Waterfall Tragedy in Thailand Much Worse As Officials Work to Strengthen Barriers Overlooking the 656 Ft Hell’s Fall Drop

Questions remain as to why the elephant family had wandered so close to the edge of the aptly named Hell’s Fall in the first place (causing their baby to tumble over and setting off such a heartbreaking tragedy).  It is believed that recent drought conditions in Thailand’s Khao Yai National  Park drove the elephants, in … Continue reading »

Six Little Asian Elephants Plummet to Their Deaths at Same Waterfall in Thailand Where This Tragedy was Repeated 27 Years Before
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Six Little Asian Elephants Plummet to Their Deaths at Same Waterfall in Thailand Where This Tragedy was Repeated 27 Years Before

They tried desperately to rescue the baby elephant who had fallen off of a ridge overlooking the infamous waterfall, known in Thailand as Hell’s Fall, but, in the process, the five other little Asian elephants also lost their lives. It was a small herd of elephants, blocking the road leading to the waterfall, that had … Continue reading »

Video Moment : Are You My Mother?  Orphaned Baby Elephant Takes Comfort By Laying Her Head on Her Rescuer’s Lap as She is Abandoned By Her Elephant Herd a Second Time
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Video Moment : Are You My Mother? Orphaned Baby Elephant Takes Comfort By Laying Her Head on Her Rescuer’s Lap as She is Abandoned By Her Elephant Herd a Second Time

Rescuer’s Tried To Reunite Baby Elephant With Her Wild Elephant Family It was 4 April 2019 when a baby elephant, who came to be known as Chabakeaw, was discovered in Bueng Kan,Thailand  all alone and stuck in a mud hole. From the moment of her rescue she was taken in and “hand-reared” by the wild … 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 »