"The people that work at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, have extraordinary dedication to orphaned elephants and rhinos! Many of these orphans have been traumatized, after watching their parents killed. When they arrive, each orphan gets caretakers that stay with them 24/7, including sleeping with them. The loving keepers become substitute "parents", giving the babies the best possible chance of survival, and good mental health, and the best chance to return to the wild some day."
An awesome charity in Kenya that helps with conservation, rescue and management of orphaned elephants, rhinos, and other wildlife. They do great work! Some of the stories are heartbreaking, but it's good to know they're in good hands.
Devoted her life to raising & rehabilitating orphan elephants in Kenya thru the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Orphans are gradually reintegrated back into the wild. She's helped to set up similar programs @ Africa & SE Asia & has tirelessly campaigned against poaching & the abuse of captive animals.
Baby orphan elephant and her keeper inside her stall at the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. This orphan was the victim of a poaching incident, her mother was killed for her tusks and the baby left to fend for herself. *~❤•❦•:*´`*:•❦•❤~*
Keira Knightley visiting the fantastic "David Sheldrick wildlife trust" in Kenya best known for the hand-rearing of orphaned elephants, so that they can return to the wild when grown. Photo Arthur Elgort Kenya 2007