Baby Rhino: "Maalim" by his stable door at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: The D.S.W.T. is dedicated to the protection and conservation of wildlife and habitats in Kenya. Best known for the rescue and hand-rearing of milk dependent orphaned baby elephants and rhinos; so that later they can be returned into the wild.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Barsilinga and Faraja getting themselves set for a game of 'tug of war'.
“The experience [visiting the DSWT] was both joyful and humbling," Nyong’o says. "Most of the baby elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust had been orphaned due to poaching. The tragedy and loss they suffered did not escape me.
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.
Love, Life, and Elephants: The Story of Daphne Sheldrick
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.
Elephant Orphan History - David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Lentili, Oltaiyoni & Arruba played after their mud bath!This early contact is essential to the psychological development of the elephant orphans. Although we cannot replace their herd families, we do all we can to create a natural environment until they are ready to step back into the wild.Find out more about the 79 orphans currently in our care and how you can help by fostering today: