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It’s early morning and just as the sun starts to rise the elephants start to grumble and call to their keepers. The elephants are always more than ready to be let out of their stables. Just like toddlers they are excited about the events a brand new day holds! When out in the wild the calves enjoy chasing birds, monkeys and other small mammals in play... no wonder they can’t wait to start the day! We hope you all have a wonderful day today too ... Photo by @amivitale
@conservationorg @glassybaby @kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica


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Wishing you all a happy weekend from Nadasoit and the Reteti team! Nadasoit is fast becoming a vital member of the nursery herd. Her behavior is showing us that young females play a very critical role in the survival of younger calves. Comforting them, protecting them from dangerous obstacles and stresses and generally ensuring their safety. Nadasoit is already showing this maternal instinct to the younger calves in her orphan family. Photo by @katie.rowe @conservationorg @glassybaby @kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica


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Reteti has recently had a bit of rain which is wonderful , especially when you find a rock pool full of fresh and clean rain water. Lingwezi and Sosian were so happy to have found a cool puddle to drink out of. Video by @katie.rowe @conservationorg @glassybaby @kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica


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Walking out in to the North Kenya wilderness with Reteti Keeper Mike Learka to catch up with the three boys who are currently being weaned for re wilding next year. Sosian, Warges and Lingwezi are walking out much further than the nursery herd , they are not getting bottles as frequently and spending very little time with fewer keepers. Sometimes they bump in to wild elephants who are on their migratory route which goes straight past Reteti. Video by @katie.rowe @conservationorg @glassybaby @kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica


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Did you know that if given the option elephants will always drink the cleanest water available and have their mud bath in the dirtier muddier water. Elephants have the most phenomenal sense of smell and can actually smell water from nearly 20 km away. Video by @katie.rowe @conservationorg @glassybaby @kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica


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The 27th November is giving Tuesday and we are more than excited to share with you a beautiful film on Reteti by the incredibly talented @amivitale ! To watch it click the link in our bio. On this giving Tuesday we reflect on the hard work and endless giving the Reteti keepers have , as you can see in this photo of Mike Learka bringing browse in for one of the orphans in the middle of the night. The job is all hours and endless love and care. We ask you do one good thing today, support an impactful organization , be generous and be kind. Photo by @amivitale
@conservationorg @glassybaby @kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica


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At Reteti all of our 40 keepers are from the local community. One of the huge benefits is the intricate knowledge of the land that the Samburu people have, this is why they make the best elephant parents. They know which plants ,trees and roots are good to eat when , and where to find them. Here is Piupiu teaching Bawa and Lemorijo about stripping bark. Photo by @katie.rowe @conservationorg @glassybaby @kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica


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TWO years later, despite the odds being stacked against him, here is Bawa, having a good nibble on a branchy bush out in the wilderness where he belongs. You can always tell Bawa in the herd because of the kink in his tail and he has a wonderfully easy going attitude to life. @conservationorg @glassybaby @kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica Photo by @katie.rowe


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Throw back to when Bawa had just arrived at Reteti on the 7th of January 2017. He was found alone and stuck in the mud by the Kenya Wildlife Service . He was very weak, dehydrated with painfully sunburnt eyes. This photo was taken three weeks after he had arrived when he finally started to get his strength back. We are so proud of little ( now big and getting bigger Bawa ) and grateful to the team of dedicated and hard working keepers who didn’t leave his side until he was strong again. Photo by @katie.rowe @conservationorg @glassybaby @kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica


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Lekupinai, one of our amazing keepers, provides intros to some of our gorgeous herd members during a nature walk. We are currently caring for 14 elephant calves. They were orphaned because of drought, human-wildlife conflict and poaching. Someday, soon, we will reintroduce them to the reserves surrounding us so they may live free, as they were meant to do.

Video by @amivitale
@conservationorg @glassybaby @kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica


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Loijipu is a majestic creature whose horn belongs to him alone. It has no medicinal power. Its value is in its use as a tool for him, for digging, defending and guiding. We are angry and saddened by the decision of the Chinese government to lift its 25 year ban on the sale of rhino horns (and tiger parts). It drives us to reflect on how privileged we are to know the amazing Loijipu, how proud we are that he has begun his return to the wild and how determined we are to ensure his safety in the coming years.
We are proud of the conservation gains that have been made here in northern Kenya, where rhinos have been successfully reintroduced and are flourishing. We are happy to have played some part in it. Thank you for caring about Loijipu and all #rhinos as we do. Despite dispiriting news, you give us faith that these majestic creatures have a bright future on this planet.

Photo by @r.e.s.c.u.e visitor Dani Moore.

#protectrhinos #bekindtorhinos #DontLetThemDisappear #rhinos #saverhinos #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica


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