One hour only. From 11am until 12pm daily these baby elephants and their feeding time are open to viewing to the public, and only one hour to ensure they stay as unaffected as possible by human contact during their protection and rehabilitation by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, Kenya.
Baby elephants, and rhinos, from all over Kenya and other parts of Africa are brought to the centre rescued from poaching or from the live animal trade to the Middle East, the Far East and China. Each elephant has its own Keeper that stays with it 24 hours a day for comfort and protection, even sleeping together with the elephant. Those that are lucky enough to survive the trauma they have endured are nurtured, brought back to health and encouraged back into wild herds in Kenya’s largest national park Tsavo at around 3 years old.
The Conservation, Preservation and Protection that The Trust is committed to includes anti-poaching, safeguarding the environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, and providing veterinary help to animals in need. The rescue, hand-rearing and rehabilitation of elephant and rhino orphans is a fundamental and important part of The Trust’s projects and the education on the importance of conservation of wildlife and the environment to school children and visitors is vital to the future of Kenya.
For more information email The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust on firstname.lastname@example.org