Spending Time With a Baby Elephant Will Change Your Life (And Theirs Too).
The Trust raises these abandoned youngsters until they can be reintroduced back into the wild, a long term process which can take up to five years. Founded by Dr. Daphne Sheldrick in 1977, they are committed to raising awareness and protecting Africa’s fragile wildlife, through efforts such as the elephant foster program. You can adopt an elephant by contributing through their website and spend time with the calf at the Nairobi National Park, where the foundation is based.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Plays An Essential Role In Anti-Poaching In Kenya.
But the teams make a huge difference to the prevention of poaching over a vast area - approx. 250,000 Km2² - through activities such as removing snares, arresting poachers and aerial surveillance. Despite the ongoing threats to the elephants, rhinos and other endangered wildlife, every day brings hope to the rescued calves through the amazing efforts of the Trust and its supporters.
As the African sun sets and the elephants roll around happily in the safety of their surrogate family, it has been another beautiful day in Kenya that reminds you of the plight of these wonderful animals and the life-changing efforts of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.