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 »

Video Moment: First Lady Melania Trump Visits Africa & Bottle-Feeds Baby Elephant Orphans at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust While Promoting Elephant Conservation
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Video Moment: First Lady Melania Trump Visits Africa & Bottle-Feeds Baby Elephant Orphans at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust While Promoting Elephant Conservation

  Enthusiastic baby elephants greeted First Lady Melania Trump on 5 October 2018 at their home in Nairobi, Kenya where the orphaned elephants are cared for by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. One baby elephant even had the honor to be bottle-fed her elephant formula by the First Lady as Executive Director Angela Sheldrick looked … 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 »

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 »

It’s Easy to Speak Elephant, Using Authentic Elephant Sounds & Gestures, With the “Hello in Elephant” Translator & The Best Part is You Are Helping to “Raise Awareness For African Elephants” in the Process
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It’s Easy to Speak Elephant, Using Authentic Elephant Sounds & Gestures, With the “Hello in Elephant” Translator & The Best Part is You Are Helping to “Raise Awareness For African Elephants” in the Process

In the many years that Dr. Joyce Poole has spent researching & observing elephants she has always had elephant conservation utmost in her mind. Now her catalog of African elephant “signals & gestures” can be used not only to entertain but to save the lives of the endangered species as well. Together with The David … Continue reading »

Video Moment: Playful, Naughty Baby Elephant Steals the Limelight as Elephant Activist Films Anti-Poaching PSA in Africa For “Hands Off Our Elephants” Campaign
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Video Moment: Playful, Naughty Baby Elephant Steals the Limelight as Elephant Activist Films Anti-Poaching PSA in Africa For “Hands Off Our Elephants” Campaign

It doesn’t take much for an African baby elephant to look cute, especially when they are starring in a wildlife PSA video. Add in a level of naughty playfulness by that same orphaned baby elephant and you have got an image on film that could never have been scripted (to help bring in donations), especially … Continue reading »

Love, Life, and Elephants : An African Love Story by Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Book Review Essay Part 4 : Meet the Elephants!
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Love, Life, and Elephants : An African Love Story by Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Book Review Essay Part 4 : Meet the Elephants!

AISHA Perhaps the most famous little elephant that stole Dame Daphne Sheldrick’s heart was this tiny calf. “She was the smallest elephant I had ever seen – still covered in the soft fuzz of elephant infancy, her tiny trunk tinged with pink, toenails of pale yellow – soft and brand new.” (p.229) Prophetically, the chapter … Continue reading »

Love, Life, and Elephants : An African Love Story by Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Book Review Essay Part 3 : Meet the Elephants!
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Love, Life, and Elephants : An African Love Story by Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Book Review Essay Part 3 : Meet the Elephants!

Meet the First of Many Elephants Who Have Enriched Dame Daphne Sheldrick’s Life IMENTI (p. 288) was the tiniest and most fragile baby elephant as he had just been born that January of 1994 when he was brought to the DSWT. He was “heartbreakingly perfect” with “petal pink ears” and so “trusting and unafraid” of … Continue reading »

Love, Life, and Elephants : An African Love Story by Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Book Review Essay Part 2 : What an Enchanting Life!
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Love, Life, and Elephants : An African Love Story by Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Book Review Essay Part 2 : What an Enchanting Life!

What an Enchanting Life Among Our Elephants  cont’d And yet during their life together (David and Daphne) their selfless journey did not go unnoticed. For their life’s work both David Sheldrick and Daphne Sheldrick were honored by the British government with David being “awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 13 June 1959” … Continue reading »

Love, Life, and Elephants : An African Love Story by Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Book Review Essay Part 1 : What an Enchanting Life!
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Love, Life, and Elephants : An African Love Story by Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Book Review Essay Part 1 : What an Enchanting Life!

  What an Enchanting Life Among Our Elephants If you have ever wondered what it is truly like to be one with elephants then you need only explore this book. For few of us will ever be able to experience the life of Dame Daphne Sheldrick despite our unending love of elephants. From her birth … Continue reading »