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R.E.S.C.U.E Reteti Elephant Sanctuary Community United for Elephants http://www.retetielephants.org/
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r.e.s.c.u.e "excuse me," says shaba, to keeper leleruk. "i will take that bottle off your hands." elephants have the highest number of olfactory receptor genes of any animal yet tested, and they know when their meals are about. photo by @amivitale. #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
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r.e.s.c.u.e Sweet nadasoit trumpets with glee. as bawa has grown up and become more independent, nadasoit has become shaba's new shadow, never leaving her side. photo by @amivitale. #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
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r.e.s.c.u.e Today, dec. 10, is the final day to order a fine art print of mpala and the gang by @natgeo photographer @amivitale. 100% of the proceeds from this sale will go to us here at reteti. (link in profile)
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r.e.s.c.u.e Dorothy prepares a meal for the rescued elephant calves here at reteti elephant sanctuary in northern kenya. dorothy is one of the very first women keepers in all kenya, if not africa. before becoming a keeper, dorothy feared elephants, but now she loves them and is proud of the work she does raising them. empowering women, like dorothy, is going to help counteract the increasing pressure placed on this fragile landscape. reteti is opening a door to a world of possibilities where women are equally entitled to working on their own land, protecting their own wildlife. photo by @amivitale #womenempowerment #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
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r.e.s.c.u.e One of africa's very first woman keepers, naomi, brushes bawa while he tucks under shaba. shaba is the proxy matriarch at reteti, and once bawa was strong enough to begin going out on walks, shaba took him under her wing. bawa was never without shaba and shaba was never without bawa. you can be a hero to these wonderful elephants and their incredible keepers. help support the work we do here, by making a donation to reteti today. (link in profile.) photo by @amivitale. #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
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r.e.s.c.u.e Keeper mike sleeps at night beside bawa in his stall. when elephants first come to us, a keeper is always with them, even at night, should they need anything at all. bawa particularly came to us in a fragile state, hoovering between life and death, and required days of 24 hour care, including iv-drips and oxygen. today, happily, he is a big, strong eight month old bull. photo by @amivitale. #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
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r.e.s.c.u.e Three very hungry elephants? no worries, keeper mike is on it. our elephants eat every three hours, for a total of eight times a day. it's a messy, slurpy exchange that the reteti keepers manage like the professionals they are. photo by @amivitale. #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
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It takes a village to raise a baby elephant. here comes newest rescue lemorijo accompanied by nine of our phenomnal keepers. join our village and our herd by making a donation to reteti this holiday season. (link in profile.) apologies for the repost. apparently the earlier post was having glitches. #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
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Our newest rescues, ewaso and lemorijo enjoy a mudbath thanks to their keepers. the mud acts as both an insect repellant and as a sunblock. also, it's good fun. ewaso, of course, was dramatically rescued two weeks ago, when staff and guests at @elephantbedroomcamp bravely rescued her from the flooded, rushing ewaso ng'iro river. a little reminder, tomorrow is #givingtuesday. your gift will make both a tremendous difference to the elephants and people at reteti. please give generously! video by @katie.rowe #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo@natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
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r.e.s.c.u.e The holiday shopping season has begun. here is reteti's pocket sized gift guide for big, like, elephant big impact. there are lots of great gifts this holiday season you can give that will also be a gift to the elephants. 1) you can make a donation to the reteti elephant sanctuary community united for elephants. every dollar you give will directly support the work we do. $31.50 provides enough milk for one elephant for one day. $375 feeds all of our elephants for one day. when you make a donation, you're giving a special gift to someone in your life, as well as to our orphans. 2) @glassybaby, maker of one-of-a-kind, hand-blown, 100% sustainable, glass votives and drinking glasses - will donate 10% of sales of its signature votives to supporting the important conservation work happening at here at #namunyak wildlife conservancy and reteti. http://bit.ly/2abhjfp 3) national geographic's ami vitale (@amivitale) has launched a flash print sale for reteti. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the fine art print of the adorable of mpala and the gang at the watering hole in this post will go to support reteti. http://bit.ly/2a9vkdi 4) life is good (@lifeisgoodco ) co-founder bert jacobs created a special sarara t-shirt celebrating the elephants. 100% percent of the profits will go to supporting reteti's elephants. http://bit.ly/2a4mmau photo by @amivitale. #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
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Keeper leleruk with one on of our newest arrivals, ewaso. ewaso was saved from a flooded ewaso ng'iro river by brave staff and guests at nearby @elephantbedroomcamp. she is a lovely little character with charisma and spirit. the other day, when it began to rain, so she had to be brought inside. she did not like that at all, so she went around trumpeting at everyone. then, when the rain stopped, she went barreling outside with her keeper. video by @katie.rowe #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
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r.e.s.c.u.e Photo by @amivitale. the last few days have been a worrying time for africa's elephants. the indication from u.s. on lifting a ban on importing hunted elephant trophies policy decisions has underscored just how vulnerable elephant populations are and how much needs to be done to protect them. we are committed, more than ever, in providing homes for orphaned elephants and creating a society that appreciates and treasures all elephants. if you are able to join us in creating and sustaining protective, nurturing and empowering environments for both the wildlife and the people whose economic livelihoods depend on it, please make a donation to reteti today. link in profile. in this photo, keeper lemarash watches over his ward, warges. warges was rescued from right here, nearby reteti. his mother had bullet wounds in her foot and died of septicimia as a result. he is named after the largest peak in the matthews range, and he himself is the largest elephant in the herd and despite all he's been through, he's a big softy - a happy, friendly, easy going guy who loves to eat. #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
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r.e.s.c.u.e @natgeo photographer @amivitale has launched a flash print sale to benefit reteti. 100% of the proceeds will go towards supporting the elephants here, our work and our community. thank you, ami, for this beautiful generous gesture. and those of you looking to support elephants today, buying this joyous photo is a wonderful way to do it. please spread the word. link to sale in profile. photo by @amivitale. #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
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r.e.s.c.u.e Lingwezi reaches up high with a trunk for a nice snack on the daily walk. an elephant's trunk is both an upper lip and a nose. it has no bones and more than 150,000 muscle units. an elephant's trunk can pull down trees and lift 300kg. photo by @amivitale . #elephants #stoppoaching #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 It's so hard to believe that more than a year has passed since reteti first opened its doors. in this photo, mary, one of reteti's first women keepers stays in the pen with suiyan, our very first rescue. suiyan was rescued in sept. 2016. in the first days that an elephant arrives, keepers tend to stay with the orphans around the clock to offer comfort and be sure that the calf gets any medical attention he or she needs. photo by @amivitale. #elephants #stoppoaching #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 Congratulations to dan hammer (@econohammer) , recipient of the first ever pritzker emerging environmental genius award. dan is the co-founded earth genome, a nonprofit organization that seeks to put environmental data in the hands of decision makers. his current project, overview news, would give journalists and other storytellers easy access to satellite imagery—and help them understand it. the end goal is supporting environmental news that is more lucid and reliable. we are thrilled for dan and his vital work and so honored to have had katie rowe representing reteti among the distinguished finalists for this tremendous prize. photo by @batian_kenya. this is a photo of our very first rescue, shaba arriving at reteti.
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r.e.s.c.u.e Tomorrow, the winner of the first ever pritzker award emerging environmental genius award will be announced by ucla's institute of the environment and sustainability. the pritzker award is the first environmental award to single out innovators under the age of 40. it is created to be an early investment in our future, giving today’s top young minds the community and financial support that will take their ideas to the next level. we’re so honored to have katie rowe representing all of the dedicated people at reteti elephant sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) as a finalist for this prestigious prize. we wish all of our co-finalists the best of luck and we’ll let you all know who the winner is tomorrow. photo by @amivitale. @ucla #elephants #stoppoaching #dontletthemdisappear #saveelephants #retetielephants #northkenya #elephant #kenya #namunyak #saveelephants @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo
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@pedromcbride wonderfully captured all of our reteti orphans following their keepers home for the evening. thank you so much for this beautiful video! #dontletthemdissapear #elephants #stoppoaching #retetielephants
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Midday mudbath. everyone having a wonderful time. our newest arrival, loisaba, whose rescue was facilitated by @loisaba_conservancy, is lying in the middle. everything here is greening up after some good rains. #elephants #stoppoaching #dontletthemdisappear #saveelephants #retetielephants #northkenya #elephant #kenya #namunyak #saveelephants @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo
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