Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Nairobi

The Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi was a fascinating charity, started in 1977 by David and Daphne Sheldrake, they take in baby elephants that have been orphaned and over a period of a few years they rehabilitate them back into life in the wild.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a small, flexible charity, established in 1977 to honour to memory of a famous Naturalist, David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE, the founder Warden of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya, where he served from its inception in 1948 until his transfer to Nairobi in 1976 to head the Planning Unit of the newly created Wildlife Conservation & Management Department. David died 6 months later but his legacy of excellence and the systems he installed for the management of Tsavo and wildlife generally in Kenya, particularly in the sphere of wildlife husbandry and ethics, lives on.”

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