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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - Elephant Orphanage

Neha Kirpal
We began our sightseeing in Nairobi with a visit to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - Elephant Orphanage. Born following the death of Sheldrick in 1977, the trust was established in the memory of this famous internationally acclaimed naturalist. It now serves as a shelter for many black rhinoceros, tortoises and elephant orphans whose parents have been hunted down or killed and traded for their body parts. Thus, the elephants here have been literally brought up by the caretakers who feed them milk through bottles. It’s a delight watching the elephants come out and play in the mud as a kind of show in front of a teeming audience of tourists.