In June, one of our Account Managers travelled to Kenya and visited the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
We adopted a baby elephant!
At the heart of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s conservation activities is the Orphans’ Project, which has achieved world-wide acclaim through its hugely successful elephant and rhino rescue and rehabilitation program. The Orphans’ Project exists to offer hope for the future of Kenya’s threatened elephant and rhino populations as they struggle against the threat of poaching for their ivory and horn, and the loss of habitat due to human population pressures and conflict, deforestation and drought.
To date the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has successfully hand-raised over 150 infant elephants and has accomplished its long-term conservation priority by effectively reintegrating orphans back into the wild herds of Tsavo, claiming many healthy wild-born calves from former-orphaned elephants raised in our care.
Here are some of Lentili’s details. We will be keeping you updated on her progress at the orphanage.
|Gender||Female||Date of Birth||Saturday, July 07, 2012|
|Location Found||Ol Lentille Conservancy|
|Age on Arrival||18 months old|
|Comments on Place Found||Found on her own with no other elephants in sight|
|Reason for being Orphaned||Reason Unknown|
On October 5th Ol Lentille Rangers on routine patrol sighted an abandoned baby elephant calf, estimated to be 18 months old. There were no other elephants in the area, and the fate of her mother remained unclear. The Rangers were posted on 24 hour follow-and-observe duty.