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Reteti Elephant Sanctuary Community United for Elephants

http://retetielephants.org/

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We have another, wonderful new elephant at the sanctuary. We'd like everyone to welcome Loisaba. He came to us by plane from @loisaba_conservancy where he was found malnourished and wandering alone.
Here he is, drinking his milk enthusiastically, yesterday, with his keeper, Lemarash. He's adjusting beautifully. We'll post more updates on his progress soon. With the addition of Loisaba, that brings us up to 11 orphan elephants and one baby rhino at the sanctuary.

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Sosian's keeper Leraman is breaking branches for him, helping him find the nice bits while out on their daily nature walk.

Photo by @amivitale.
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Photo by @amivitale. Lingwezi makes his way through low brush while out on his daily nature walk with the rest of the herd. Elephants play an important role in the ecosystem here in Northern Kenya, trampling small trees and feeding on low brush. This allows grasses to grow for bulk grazers, like buffalo, endangered Grevy’s zebras, eland, and oryx as well as for the livestock of the communities who live in the area.

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Mudbath time at Reteti! A coating of soil helps protect sensitive elephant skin by acting as both sunscreen and insect repellent.
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Life is Good (@lifeisgoodco) Co-Founder Bert Jacobs greets a happy Nadasoit. Bert has created a special Sarara t-shirt celebrating the elephants which he is wearing in the picture. 100% percent of the profits will go to supporting elephants, like those at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary. We're so grateful for this generous gesture and this beautiful shirt.
You can order yours at http://www.lifeisgood.com/sarara-elephant/ (the link is in our profile temporarily for now.) Photo by @amivitale

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The whole nature walk crew takes advantage of some dappled shade during their daily walk. Everything we do is to make the elephants that come to us strong enough to return to this landscape permanently.
Photo by @amivitale.
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Happy #worldanimalday! From Nadasoit & the rest of the team here. Hope you're having a great one and doing something special for the animals in your life.

Photo by @amivitale.
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Mpala takes a plop and a rest among the chaos of the mud hole fun at Reteti inside the boma.

Photo by @amivitale.
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All going well so far with the rescued calf. He has a long road ahead of him and we hope for the very best. Reteti team will work all hours of the day to care for him and to give him the best possible chance of surviving and growing into a big bull elephant that will one day roam north Kenya again.
Thank you to everyone for your concern, love and prayers for him.

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We just got a new rescue at Reteti. After four hours on life support, we finally got him up. More details to follow...
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Warges rests his head on Shaba's rump, taking a rest from the Reteti watering hole. Not only is the watering hole important to keeping cool and hydrated for all the elephants, it's also a fun place to play.

Photo by @amivitale.
Photo by @amivitale.
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Joseph Lolngojine, a Samburu warrior turned elephant caretaker, watches over Kinya. Moments after this photo was taken, it was decided to bring her to the sanctuary to try to save her life. Kinya was rescued from a singing well in
Photo by @amivitale.
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