The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust


The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is on call every day of the year, travelling across Kenya to rescue and rehabilitate orphaned baby elephants, found alone with no hope of survival without our intervention. Due to ivory poaching we are seeing more elephants in need and must be ready to rescue them.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1103836)

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Every day throughout Africa elephants are being killed needlessly for their ivory, leaving behind vulnerable orphaned baby elephants. Without milk & care, these babies would die alone in the wild. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) offers hope for the future of Kenya's threatened elephant populations through the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned wildlife.


We aim to solve this problem by providing lifesaving care for orphaned baby elephants. The Orphans' Project is part of the DSWT's vision in creating hope and a future for elephants orphaned through poaching, deforestation and human-wildlife conflict. By providing specialist husbandry and milk formula through the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned wildlife, we can ensure each orphaned elephant can ultimately live a wild life and begin families of their own.