The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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....are very, confusled... because they come in every shape and size! and in this case, very small! These baby elephants were so small, but super cute, and they had so much fun playing in the mud!

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David Sheldrick Trust Nairobi(The elephant orphanage). A half day tour with Kilele Afrika while at Nairobi either combined with Giraffe Centre| Karen Blixen| Slum tour| city tour or Nairobi National park. Visit www.kileleafrika.com for more!

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Here is a reminder of who your map prints support: these guys and all creatures connected to them. And here’s why we’re with @dswt: Some elephants arrive at the nursery so weak they are unable to lift their trunks. Beyond physical wounds, it's oftentimes a broken heart that kills the orphans, and it takes a tremendous amount of love, affection and time to heal from the trauma they've endured before arriving at the DSWT nursery. Enter: elephant keepers.
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Not only do keepers provide basic care like making sure bellies are full of nourishing milk and their sensitive skin is protected from the African sun, but they help keep the orphans' hearts full. It's the keepers and new elephant family who help the orphans feel genuine love and affection in order to give them the will to live.
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It’s typical for baby elephants to reach their trunk up to their keepers' top bunk at night just to fall back asleep assured their keeper is still there. But the greatest barometer that an elephant has a fighting chance is when a baby elephant goofs around. Elephants are only capable of flourishing if they are happy.
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Guiding the orphans every step of the way, DSWT provides for the babies as they learn how to be an elephant, preps them for increased independence at one of their three Reintegration Centers, and ideally sees them off to a life of freedom in the wild--the ultimate goal. Beyond the Orphans Project, DSWT projects include aerial surveillance, mobile vets, anti-poaching, community outreach and habitat preservation, all in an effort to preserve and protect Africa's wilderness.
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100% net profits from every map purchase support The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's vital work. Purchase posters $48 (link in bio). πŸ“· @dswt

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Equality and balance. We are truly fortunate that, even with all we have done to harm them and the space we continue to take from them to fulfil our insatiable appetite to consume, these greats keep their hearts open. Intelligent and compassionate, we should recognise their capacity to forgive and realise they are more than our equals. So the very least we can do is acknowledge that and do everything in our capacity to find the balance that enables us to live together.
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#elephants #saveelephants #equality #forgiveness #balance #compassion #dswt #bekindtoelephants #bemindful #beaware #fortunate #harmony #julius #ngilai #muchtolearn

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So glad @theellenshow is donating to @dswt with every #BeKindToElephants hashtag. I was lucky enough to see their work in action with my cousin (@no_name_tara) in 2010, when we visited my parents in Africa. I hope the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust continues to have the funding nevessary to protect innocent animals from the cowards who need trophy hunting to boost their fragile egos. #🐘

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GUYS ELEPHANTS ARE THE KINDEST, SMARTEST AND SWEETEST ANIMALS AND THEY NEED OUR HELP BECAUSE FOR SOME REASON HORRIBLE PEOPLE GET OFF FROM KILLING THEM. GO TO @theellenshow AND BUY THE #BeKindToElephants T-SHIRT!!! Net profits are donated to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust @dswt . Let’s save these animals, we’ve already done so much damage. And if you’re balling on a budget (because same) repost the second photo and hashtag β€”> #BeKindToElephants and @theellenshow will make a donation to the fund as well. Okay thanks love you πŸ’•#elephant #elephants #savetheelephants

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