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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
316 16,056 November 2017
Video by @amivitale. my sincere gratitude to everyone who supported the reteti elephant sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e ), through the flash print sale. we have raised over $40,000 for this incredible place!! your contributions will help care for a small herd of elephant calves who will one day return to the wild and the strong community that loves and protects its elephants. i am awed and deeply grateful at your outpouring of love. here is nadasoit. i had been there when she was orphaned and rescued and left for a few months but amazingly, she remembered my smell and came running over to greet me when i came back. elephants have an incredible memory and don't forget smells and even voices. reteti is africa's first community owned and operated elephant sanctuary. read the full story about @r.e.s.c.u.e in @natgeo and follow @r.e.s.c.u.e to learn about their vital work. although the print sale has ended, prints are still available. year round, fifty percent of the print sales are distributed to conservation organizations including conservation international (@conservationorg ), the nature conservancy (nature_org), reteti elephant sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e ), lewa wildlife conservancy (@lewa_wildlife_ and northern rangelands trust (@nrt_kenya ). please visit my website or send a message if you are interested in purchasing a print. #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear @tusk_org @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @thephotosociety @natgeo #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale @nikonusa #nikonusa #nikonambassador
492 26,750 December 2017
Photo by @amivitale. lekupania receives a kiss from orphaned giraffe at sarara camp (@sararacamp ). these giraffe were orphaned but soon will be rehabilitated and returned to the wild. the sanctuary sits on the 850,000-acre namunyak wildlife conservancy and is owned by the samburu community, current estimates are that giraffe populations across africa have dropped 40 percent, plummeting from 140,000 in the late 1990s to around 85,000 today. read my story on giraffe in natgeo and follow us at @amivitale, @r.e.s.c.u.e and @sararacamp to learn more. #dontletthemdisappear @nrt_kenya @giraffe_conservation @conservationorg @tusk_org @kenyawildlifeservice @thephotosociety #savegiraffes #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #amivitale
3,074 762,587 October 2017
Photo by @amivitale . pokot waves his trunk up in the air to smell better at the reteti elephant sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e ), the first community owned and operated elephant sanctuary in all of africa. in a few years he’ll be weaned and released to live among the wild herds of northern kenya. what’s happening at reteti is nothing less than the beginnings of a transformation in the way people relate to wild animals they once feared. this oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is as much about the people as it is about elephants. elephants are highly sensitive and caring animals. if a baby elephant complains, the entire family will rumble and go over to touch and caress it. they have incredible memories, express grief, compassion, self-awareness and can live to be over 70 years old. read the full story in @natgeo and follow @amivitale and @r.e.s.c.u.e to learn more about their important work. #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @thephotosociety #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale #protectelephants
2,393 765,161 December 2017
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
96 6,532 4 days ago
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
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This. this is what trophy hunters “hunt” for. the ivory tusks of an elephant; a mere quick k**l and they make their fortune. then it is off to hang on a wall or become a trinket in their home to show their worth; that my friends is complete ignorance. it is ignorant because that small fraction of ivory comes from a beautiful, smart, caring, kind and highly intellectual species called the elephant; a species every human in the planet knows, recognizes, and feels compassion for. yet, it is an animal on the brink of extinction. extinction. within the most recent years, the obama administration and countless organizations have worked hard to protect this unforgettable species. and yet, today, the trump administration stands before us, turning a blind eye to all our work we have put in. today, a world leader (our commander in chief) has removed the ban on ivory trade and trophy hunting in america and has said that ” trophy hunting will actually help the species survive.” wait, i’m sorry? let me say it again, ignorant. i am hurting, i am angry, i am extremely saddened but i have faith. i have faith that we as humans can continue to do the work we intend to do. to not take no for an answer. help me, and help them #savetheelephants #dontletthemdisappear @action4ifaw @savetheelephants @leonardodicaprio @edbyellen @elephantcrisisfund
172 15,514 November 2017
Photo by @amivitale. mike learka receives affection from nadasoit, an eight month old elephant who was orphaned due to the drought. mike, a samburu warrior, is one of the incredible keepers at reteti elephant sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e ), the first ever community owned and run elephant sanctuary in all of africa. while providing a home and nuturing young, orphaned elephant calves so they can one day return to the wild, the sanctuary is also leading a transformation in the way humans relate to wild animals. i am currently running a limited edition, fine art flash print sale to support the important work happening at @r.e.s.c.u.e and 100% of the proceeds from this sale will go to the sanctuary. (link in profile.) #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @thephotosociety @natgeo #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya#northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica#photojournalism #amivitale @nikonusa #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador #nikond5 #protectelephants
159 23,135 November 2017
Sweet nadasoit. she was rescued when she was just two weeks old when she was rescued from a well and brought to us by helicopter. now she’s a plump little girl (300kg!) of ten months. we love her to bits! (and so does shaba and the rest of the herd!). photo by @katie.rowe #elephants #dontletthemdisappear #stoppoaching #babyanimals #kenya northernkenya #whyilovekenya @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @glassybaby @yachakorganic #bekindtoelephants #saveelephants #kenya #magicalkenya #africa
108 14,300 12 hours ago


All Animals Matter !
โค๏ธโค๏ธ @regrann from @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
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susanne duijvestein
Deze week ontmoette ik iemand die zijn jeugd had doorgebracht in zuid-afrika en hij vertelde me dat olifanten bij het verliezen van een familielid een rouwproces hebben dat lijkt op hoe mensen dat doorleven. daar moest ik natuurlijk meer over weten. zonder antropomorfisch te worden, is het echt bijzonder om te lezen over olifanten die niet weg willen gaan van het overleden lichaam, dit bedekken met groen en in de jaren daarna blijven terugkomen naar het graf. filmpjes hierover zijn trouwens ook echt om te janken. zeker omdat olifantensterfte natuurlijk vooral door ons mensen komt. . . . ๐Ÿ“ธ @kirstenalana #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #kenya #wildlifedirect #olifanten #rouw #antropomorphic #human #animals #livingcreatures #nature #culture #social #groups #loss #verlies #governedby #female #matriarch #sterven #dood #leven #natuur #cultuur #unity #stopbuyingivory
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Sweet nadasoit. she was rescued when she was just two weeks old when she was rescued from a well and brought to us by helicopter. now she’s a plump little girl (300kg!) of ten months. we love her to bits! (and so does shaba and the rest of the herd!). photo by @katie.rowe #elephants #dontletthemdisappear #stoppoaching #babyanimals #kenya northernkenya #whyilovekenya @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @glassybaby @yachakorganic #bekindtoelephants #saveelephants #kenya #magicalkenya #africa
108 14,300 12 hours ago


Such breathtaking experience today being able to touch and feed the biggest land mammal
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A big s/o to steve kisinga (l), david kariuki (r) & brian musili (not pictured) for raising over $2,000 towards @wildlifedirect‘s work. it is amazing to see young kenyans who are passionate about wildlife conservation. thank you david, steve & brian! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ . . #wildlifeday #wildlife #worthmorealive #dontletthemdisappear #endpoaching #ivorytrade #handsoffourwildlife #youth #bekindtoelephants
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