David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has been crucial in rescuing orphan elephants and rhinos in East Africa. The Trust was established by Dr. Dame Daphne
Sheldrick in 1977, in honor of her late husband, David Sheldrick, who was a
professional in the field of wildlife conservation. The Trust is located in Nairobi, Kenya and works to rescue and rehabilitate orphaned elephants.
The Trust has successfully rescued and rehabilitated over 150 elephants, and
has made a significant impact on the conservation of elephants in East Africa.
The Trust is also involved in anti-poaching efforts, and works to educate
local communities about the importance of elephants and other wildlife.
The elephants and rhinos it rescues are usually orphans that are a result of poaching. They are brought to the orphanage in Nairobi National Park where they are bottle-fed and given the care they need to survive. The Trust also works to release elephants back into the wild when they are ready.
Because Nairobi National Park has no elephants, the Trust has created a
“halfway house” in Tsavo East National Park, where the elephants can be slowly
introduced back into the wild. This is an important step in the conservation of
elephants, as it helps to create new populations of elephants in areas where they have been poached.
The Trust is constantly working to improve its methods, and is always looking for ways to better protect elephants and other wildlife. It is one of the leading organizations in the fight against poaching, and its work is crucial to the future of elephants in Africa.