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R.E.S.C.U.E Reteti Elephant Sanctuary Community United for Elephants http://retetielephants.org/
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r.e.s.c.u.e 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. #elephants #dontletthemdisappear #saveelephants #retetielephants #northkenya #elephant #kenya #namunyak #saveelephants @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo #stoppoaching
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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. #elephants #dontletthemdisappear #saveelephants #retetielephants #northkenya #elephant #kenya#namunyak #saveelephants @nrt_kenya@conservationorg @tusk_org@sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo
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r.e.s.c.u.e 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 #elephants #dontletthemdisappear #saveelephants #retetielephants #northkenya #elephant #kenya #namunyak #saveelephants @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo
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r.e.s.c.u.e 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. #elephants #dontletthemdisappear #saveelephants #retetielephants#northkenya #elephant #kenya #namunyak #saveelephants @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo
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r.e.s.c.u.e 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. #elephants #dontletthemdisappear #saveelephants #retetielephants #northkenya #elephant #kenya #namunyak #saveelephants @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo
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r.e.s.c.u.e 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. #elephants #elephant #dontletthemdisappear #saveelephants #retetielephants #northkenya #elephant #kenya #namunyak #saveelephants @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo
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r.e.s.c.u.e 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. #elephants #dontletthemdisappear #saveelephants #retetielephants #northkenya #elephant #kenya #namunyak #saveelephants @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo
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r.e.s.c.u.e 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. #elephants #dontletthemdisappear #saveelephants #retetielephants #northkenya #elephant #kenya #namunyak #saveelephants @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo
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r.e.s.c.u.e Nadasoit reaches up for a snack on the wilderness walk. she is the new baby of the herd, just five months old. she has just started browsing, stripping and eating bark off trees and bushes. she's still getting the hang of it, but having fun with it too. photo by @amivitale. #elephants #dontletthemdisappear #saveelephants #retetielephants #northkenya #elephant #kenya #namunyak #saveelephants @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo
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Happy world rhino day, part 2! reteti resident black #rhino loijipu was only a day old when he was abandoned. now 6 months old, expert wildlife keeper mary and her colleagues will feed and care for him until he is old enough to be released back into the wild. video by @amivitale. #rhinos #dontletthemdisappear#saveelephants #retetielephants#northkenya #kenya #namunyak #saverhinos @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo
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Happy world rhino day! here is loijipu the black rhino and andrew leshakwet his dedicated keeper on their way back to the stables after a long day out in the north kenya wilderness. #dontletthemdisapear #kws #r.e.s.c.u.e #nrt#kenya #reteti #rhino #blackrhino
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r.e.s.c.u.e The herd on the move. every day at reteti all 9 of the orphaned elephants we care for head out into the wild at 6 a.m. and they don't return until 6 p.m. this time in nature helps them become accustomed to what being in the wild means and they can also potentially meet the other animals who live there. this helps prepare the elephants for a better transition when they are ready to return to their natural habitat. photo by @amivitale. #elephants #dontletthemdisappear #saveelephants #retetielephants #northkenya #elephant #kenya #namunyak #saveelephants @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo
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r.e.s.c.u.e Mpala passes through low vegetation during her daily nature walk. mpala came to us on june 21 from a ranch in laikipia. she was orphaned because of the drought. today, she is thriving at reteti. photo by @amivitale. #elephants #dontletthemdisappear #saveelephants #retetielephants #northkenya #elephant #kenya #namunyak #saveelephants @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo
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r.e.s.c.u.e There is nothing more wonderful than seeing the reteti elephants out in the thorny scrubland of the namunyak wildlife conservancy. although it is a ways off, we look forward to the day when these elephants are again able to live free in the wild again. photo by @amivitale. #elephants #dontletthemdisappear #saveelephants #retetielephants #northkenya #elephant #kenya #namunyak #saveelephants @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo
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r.e.s.c.u.e Sosian watches as kinya is brought in as a new rescue back in february. the elephants at reteti always show a great deal of interest when new rescues arrive. often, they play an important part in helping new arrivals adjust and feel comfortable. photo by @amivitale. #elephants #dontletthemdisappear #saveelephants #retetielephants #northkenya #elephant #kenya #namunyak #saveelephants @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo
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r.e.s.c.u.e Suyian was the first elephant rescued by the reteti elephant sanctuary which is located within in the namunyak wildlife conservancy. the mathews range, where namunyak is situated, is home to africa's second-largest elephant population. community-based wildlife keepers there are working to rehabilitate abandoned and orphaned elephants in order to eventually return them to the nearby wild herds. in this sense, community based conservation is likely to be the only viable alternative for vast tracts of africa, in the parts beyond agriculture and where big animals and nomadic pastoralists still make their home. this elephant sanctuary is the culmination of a two-decades long process of tipping conservation upon its head, protecting wildlife for, and not just from, people. in that sense the sanctuary is as much about people as it’s about elephants. photo by @amivitale. #elephants #dontletthemdisappear #saveelephants #retetielephants #northkenya #elephant #kenya #namunyak #saveelephants @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo
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