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 »

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 »

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 »

ESAMPU : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute
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ESAMPU : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute

Name: ESAMPU Name Origin/Meaning: Esampu means “light and shade” in the Maa language and is also the area of her rescue Date of Birth: February 2016 Age When Rescued: five months Gender: Female Where Now: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nursery Nairobi Kenya Africa Foster This Sweet Elephant Too Cute For Photos see Esampu’s photo … Continue reading »

KUISHI : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute
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KUISHI : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute

Name: KUISHI Name Origin/Meaning: Kuishi means “to live” in  Swahili. Date of Birth: 4 February 2016, a Tuesday Age When Rescued: ten months Gender: Female Where Now:  The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nursery  Nairobi Kenya Africa Foster This Sweet Elephant Too Cute For Photos see Kuishi’s photo gallery here   Location of Rescue: “On the plains … Continue reading »

MALIMA : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute
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MALIMA : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute

Name: MALIMA Name Origin/Meaning: This baby elephant was found on a mound of earth. Malima means mound in Swahili. Date of Birth: 18 May 2016, a Wednesday Age When Rescued: five months Gender: Female Where Now: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust  Nursery   Nairobi Kenya Africa Foster This Sweet Elephant Too Cute For Photos see Malima’s photo … Continue reading »

ICHOLTA : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild
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ICHOLTA : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild

Name: Icholta Date of Birth: August 1999 Gender: Female Where now: A fully independent orphan (Icholta was slowly released INTO THE WILD from The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust after living happily and thriving at Voi with the Partially Independent Orphans for many years.) This sweet elephant is all grown up!   For more details (including latest updates) … Continue reading »