Loading...

r.e.s.c.u.e

R.E.S.C.U.E Reteti Elephant Sanctuary Community United for Elephants http://bit.ly/2vtsysJ
124 posts
165.86k followers
40 following

@r.e.s.c.u.e

R.E.S.C.U.E
Loijipu, the reteti resident orphaned #rhino, who is not so little anymore, meanders through the landscape here on #namunyak conservancy in northern #kenya. he came to us when he was just two days old. now, he is two years old. he has gotten big and strong in the care of his three devoted keepers and is developing a nice big horn. he is preparing himself for the wild. we will be re-introducing him into the sanctuary where he was found this year. video by @katie.rowe @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @glassybaby @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #bekindtorhinos #dontletthemdisappear #rhinos #saverhinos #stoppoaching #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
61 4,193 10 hours ago

@r.e.s.c.u.e

R.E.S.C.U.E
Lemorijo gives himself a bath. lemorijo arrived by @tropicairkenya helicopter when he was about 2-3 months old. he was found abandoned. from his arrival, he was strong and drinking well. as you can see from this luxurious bath, he continues to do well. video by @katie.rowe @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @glassybaby @yachakorganic #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #saveelephants #elephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
308 18,509 4 days ago

@r.e.s.c.u.e

R.E.S.C.U.E
Dorothy feeds mottoh. mottoh is our most recent arrival. he was rescued from sera conservancy and has been taken in by shaba, who won't leave his side. mottoh injured his front feet when he fell into a well, but he is recovering well under the expert care of dorothy and the other keepers. photo by @sararacamp. @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @glassybaby #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #saveelephants #elephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
286 22,885 1 weeks ago

@r.e.s.c.u.e

R.E.S.C.U.E
And this is what a herd of little hungry elephants coming through the reteti gates sounds like. so grateful that the incredible reteti keeper team knows just what to do. video by @sararacamp @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @glassybaby #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #saveelephants #elephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
367 12,651 2 weeks ago

@r.e.s.c.u.e

R.E.S.C.U.E
The wait... any minute now, a small herd of small elephants is going to rush through the gates, into the boma, hungry and looking for their milk. our amazing reteti keeper team (in their new t-shirts) is ready for them. keeping the elephants fed is a full time job for our over 40 dedicated keepers. half-gallon-size bottles of special formula are given every three hours around the clock in a messy, slurpy exchange. photo by @sararacamp @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @glassybaby #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #saveelephants #elephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
312 17,445 2 weeks ago

@r.e.s.c.u.e

R.E.S.C.U.E
We're so moved to hear that kaila is determined to ride 24 km to raise funding for milk for the reteti herd before she turns 8. each tin costs 750/- kenyan shillings (about $7.50usd). her goal is to contribute 500 tins. right now, there are 12 baby elephants and one rhino who go through 60 tins per day, so her contribution will make quite a difference. if you'd like to make a donation in support of kaila, you can make a contribution through our website (link in profile). simply click to "give in someone's honor" and note that the donation is being mail in honor of kaila. @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp @glassybaby #bekindtoelephants #bekindtorhinos #dontletthemdisappear #rhinos #saverhinos #saveelephants #elephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
39 6,075 2 weeks ago

@r.e.s.c.u.e

R.E.S.C.U.E
It is not only elephants who we care for here at reteti. we also have giraffe, endangered grevy's zebra, and, of course, loijipu, a sweet, typical, little black rhino. his name means "to follow" or "second in line," and he was named for where he was found. here, he is pictured with his dedicated keeper, kamara. he came to us when he was only 2 days old. he was tiny - no bigger than a dinner plate. we could carry him around in our arms with ease. he had been abandoned by his mother, who had gone to browse and left him behind. while she was gone, some curious researchers had gotten too close to the newborn. when his mother returned, she could smell the humans on him and rejected him. although it pains us that he was not able to stay with his mother, he has thrived at reteti and we have treasured him. he adores his three dedicated keepers and follows them everywhere. he has gotten big and strong in their care and it developing a nice big horn. he is preparing himself for the wild. this year, we will be re-introduting loijipu into the wild. he will return to the sanctuary where he was found and where his mother still lives. in fact, he will probably meet her there, a thought which brings us joy. photo by @amivitale. @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #bekindtorhinos #dontletthemdisappear #rhinos #saverhinos #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
325 22,674 3 weeks ago

@r.e.s.c.u.e

R.E.S.C.U.E
124 15,262 3 weeks ago

@r.e.s.c.u.e

R.E.S.C.U.E
Our friends at @miakoraltd make these beautiful reteti inspired scarves that help us care for our elephants. 40% of sales from all of the mia kora charity collection are donated to @r.e.s.c.u.e to help provide vitamins for the calves here. you can find them online or you can attend the zen garden fashion high tea 2018 in nairobi on the 3rd and 4th of march. hope you can make it! #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #wildlifeart
20 1,813 3 weeks ago

@r.e.s.c.u.e

R.E.S.C.U.E
The reteti keepers dedication knows no bounds! here they are mimicking elephant behaviors by stripping bark and teaching these young calfs how and what they should be eating. video by @katie.rowe @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
172 7,077 3 weeks ago

@r.e.s.c.u.e

R.E.S.C.U.E
A wild elephant at the #namunyak wildlife conservancy in #kenya. over the holidays, we received some wonderful news. kenya wildlife service (@kenyawildlifeservice ) in their great northern aerial survey found a total of 7,347 elephants in the laikipia-samburu-meru-marsabit ecosystem (which includes us), compared to 6,454 in 2012. that is an increase of 12% in the past 5 years. this fact was first reported by one of our great local partners, @lewa_wildlife. across kenya, the elephant population has been growing by 2.5% year over year and poaching has decreased by 80%. these numbers give us hope for a bright future for the reteti elephants when they are released and all elephants across kenya. photo by @amivitale @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp @yachakorganic @glassybaby @tropicairkenya @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
184 15,132 4 weeks ago

@r.e.s.c.u.e

R.E.S.C.U.E
It is with great joy and profound gratitude that we share the inaugural issue of the reteti elephant report. it features stories of the amazing elephants at reteti, the incredible people who care for them and the major successes and conservation gains we have made this past year. read the full report online (link in profile) and share it! this newspaper is a celebration of the wonderful work you have made possible. a heartfelt thank you to all of our donors, partners and supporters. @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @lewa_wildlife @sararacamp @yachakorganic @glassybaby @tropicairkenya @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
137 12,143 4 weeks ago

@r.e.s.c.u.e

R.E.S.C.U.E
Reteti elephant sanctuary was featured by @aljazeeraenglish! we're so grateful for this beautiful overview of the work we do here (and for keeper russia lenanyeke's outstanding interview.) go check it out! (link in profile). #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
94 13,566 5 weeks ago

@r.e.s.c.u.e

R.E.S.C.U.E
Reteti elephant sanctuary was featured on @aljazeeraenglish today! thank you, al jazeera for this beautiful profile of the work we do. see it on online (link in profile) or watch for it on your local station. the segment is scheduled to run 10 times this week. #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
30 3,197 last month

@r.e.s.c.u.e

R.E.S.C.U.E
A herd of wild elephants on the 394,000 hectare namunyak wildlife conservancy, where the reteti elephant sanctuary is located. namunyak means "blessed" in samburu. when our elephants are re-introduced to the wild, it is our hope and our goal that they will be able to rejoin a herd like this one, or maybe even the herd they were separated from in the first place. photo by @amivitale #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
60 12,381 last month

@r.e.s.c.u.e

R.E.S.C.U.E
Our ecoengineers in action! one of the big benefits that elephants bring to the land is that of ecoengineer. they feed on low bush and bulldoze small trees. this allows for grasses to grow, which provides food for bulk grazers like buffalo, endangered grevy’s zebras, eland, and oryx, who then attrack carnivores like lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, leopards. this grass also provides food for the livestock of the samburu community here, something that is greatly appreciated. photo by @amivitale. #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
49 10,130 last month

@r.e.s.c.u.e

R.E.S.C.U.E
An early morning visit from a familiar friend at reteti! 🐘😊 one of the wild elephants in the area came by to check on the reteti orphans. mpala was the first to go over to say hello, then all the curious orphans followed. photos by @katie.rowe #protectelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #retetielephants babyelephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #magicalkenya #northernkenya
258 14,199 last month

@r.e.s.c.u.e

R.E.S.C.U.E
"where are you going with that milk there?are you looking for someone to take that bottle off your hands? i could help with that. i mean, if you need some cute little elephant to drink it." photo by @amivitale #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
153 17,182 last month

@r.e.s.c.u.e

R.E.S.C.U.E
A little herd of little elephants inside the boma. the communities of samburu county have a long history of innovative conservation and the idea for the reteti elephant sanctuary came out of community conversations. over a period of two years, there was a series of meetings among the samburu tribe and other stakeholders to discuss the benefits that healthy elephants could bring to the area: employment, education and security. today, the elders tell us their prayer for the future is that we as a community will master the art of wildlife and environmental management. that is the wish for all of us here have as well. photo by @amivitale #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
62 11,483 last month