Visiting an Elephant Orphanage

Wednesday, October 19, 2011  at 6:58 AM
baby elephant drinking milk nairobi kenya by Danalynn C

Visiting the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (an elephant and rhino orphanage) was a unique experience in Nairobi, Kenya.  While the entrance fee cost more than most of our other activities here in Nairobi, at $5 USD per person, we were happy to support the efforts of the organization.  Here, orphaned elephants and rhinos are raised and re-released back into the wild when they are ready.  Many of the youngsters are orphaned as a result of poaching.

baby elephant nairobi kenya by Danalynn C

While at the orphanage, we saw the elephant calves being fed.  They each downed multiple gallons of milk in only a few minutes!  Then, we were able to hang out while the elephants played with each other (and proceeded to get very muddy).

nairobi kenya by Danalynn C

Another new experience in Kenya!
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