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.
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.