Meet the baby elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Nairobi’s David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a huge success story in rescuing orphaned baby elephants from the wild, nurturing and raising them through the grief of losing their families, and then placing them back in their natural habitat when they are old enough and strong enough.
The animals are never forced to return to wild life, but at around 4 years old moved from the Nairobi nursery to a new home near Tsavo National Park to gradually gain the independence to move on.
Visits to the baby elephants take place every day at 11am, where you can see them playing in the mud and guzzling gallons of milk. If you adopt an orphan, you’ll also be able to return at 5pm to see them enjoying an evening snack of some juicy leaves before being put to bed.