The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust 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 they can return to the wild.
Keeper Patrick with Lingwesi, five week old orphan African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. Photograph by Gerry Ellis, National Geographic.
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“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.
This heartwarming friendship between a baby elephant and an ostrich at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, who say, “Our feathered friend Pea may look different than the rest of the Nursery herd, but she fits in seamlessly!
I believe this was taken at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Edwin, who had been studying to become a priest, is sheltering a little orphan from the sun as his/her mother would have done. The caregivers at DSWT are incomparable.