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.
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.
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
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.
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.