Separating children from their families leaves them more vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. #UnitedNations Secretary-General António Guterres believes that refugees and migrants should always be treated with respect and dignity, and in accordance with existing international law. Children must not be traumatized by being separated from their parents. Family unity must be preserved.
We love Tim and this gorgeous photo! #trunkupwines ・・・
The Amboseli ecosystem is a natural treasure, for both current and future generations. Pictured here is Tim, one of its most iconic inhabitants that Big Life is working to protect.
I luv him, so wise, exactly what I’ve been thinking. I worry when I have to leave my cat when I travel! They can’t tell you if anything happens to them and I worry even though she is well cared for. Think how a parent feels when it’s their child...just think...
Oh, hugs to her! So thankful that @dswt is around to see her through! #trunkupwines#bekindtoelephants ・・・
Sagala recently had a very disconcerting encounter with a buffalo. She was exploring with her friends when they came across him in the tall grass. This sent the elephants into a tizzy; they scattered and, in the fracas, poor Sagala took a tumble and landed in a thicket. She was clearly shaken up by the whole incident, and as soon as she got back on her feet she took off running in the wrong direction. When she realized she was no longer with the group, she started trumpeting plaintively until the other girls rejoined her. It was a whole lot of fuss over one lone buffalo!
We rescued Sagala in September 2017, after the drought left her orphaned. To learn more about her, click the link in our bio or visit:
Photo David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust #DSWT#SagalaDSWT#elephants#hope#compassion
Duh..#trunkupwines @knotonmyplanet ・・・
As they should!
"Seventy years ago, George and I had the wonderful opportunity to travel Africa's vast and empty bushlands in our loaded Land Rover, which was more like a home than a vehicle. After having signed countless forms in different languages, restrictions that unfortunately, still exist today, we were FREE. Africa seemed happy to receive us. Several of the countries and territories we passed through in those far off days had never seen a white woman, let alone a woman driving a vehicle. What I always remember is the kindness shown to us from all we met, despite the fact that to many it must have been a shock to see a young white woman at the wheel. Elephants, rhino, buffalo and other native wildlife were still free to wander. Today, these animals rarely roam free; they are, instead, increasingly hunted, and increasingly in need of defense for their freedom." - Jinx Rodger, widow of George Rodger. :By George Rodger, Freedom in the Africa Bushlands. Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda. 1958 @Magnumphotos#savetheelephants#knotonmyplanet#georgerodger
It all starts with the trunk.. #trunkupwines @dswt
Sana Sana is one of the more reserved members of our Nursery Herd, but her quiet demeanor belies a steely determination to survive. When she was just 10 months old, she became separated from her mum (we're not sure how or why) and was on her own for some time. After narrowly escaping an encounter with a hyena, she sought refuge at night by sleeping next to a Samburu tribesman's tent. When we were finally able to rescue her, she seemed relieved to at last be in safe hands. The other orphans at the Nursery immediately took a shine to her — this photo, taken in 2016, shows one of her first outings with them into the Nairobi National Park— and while she often keeps herself to herself, she's also the first to come running should she think that any of her friends are distressed.
This #DSWTFosterFriday, you can support Sana Sana's future and help us give her the wild future she deserves. To learn more, click the link in our bio or visit www.thedswt.org/sana-sana
Photo David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust #DSWT#SanaSanaDSWT#elephants#hope#healing#secondchances#saveelephants#bekindtoelephants