Loading...
Search result for #magicalkenya
(hint: watch this one until the end. you won’t regret it!) three-month-old nusu already has the bravado of a full-grown bull — as a rather surprised group discovered yesterday when the half-pint-sized baby decided to show them who was boss! • this scene is only a reality through our orphans' project. we rescued nusu's mother, nasalot, as an orphan when she herself was just three months old. today, she’s living wild with her firecracker of a son (her first calf) by her side — except, of course, when he’s off chasing other elephants! • www.thedswt.org/donate • • • video © david sheldrick wildlife trust #dswt #nasalot #nasalotdswt #nusu #nusudswt #ithumba #ithumbareintegrationunit #whyilovekenya #kenya #africa #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #bekindtoelephants #worthmorealive
1,172 30,033 Yesterday
Today marks musiara’s one-year #rescueversary! on 14 january 2017, a film crew spotted a herd browsing in the maasai mara. they quickly realized that all was not how it should be, however: a tiny calf, who appeared to be a stranger to the other elephants, was struggling behind them. they alerted the dswt, we initiated a rescue, and the rest is history. we’re still not sure how musiara became separated from his mother, but he is now a very happy member of our nursery herd and has no shortage of little friends. he is especially fond of luggard; they spend much of their days together and always have each other’s backs. musiara will even sleep with his head against the wall he shares with luggard’s stockade, so they might be close even through the night! • musiara will be in our care for many years to come, until he’s eventually ready to return to a life in the wild. to support his journey, click the link in our bio or visit: www.thedswt.org/musiara • • • photo © david sheldrick wildlife trust  #dswt #musiara #musiaradswt #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #nairobi #dswtnursery #africa #bekindtoelephants #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #nairobinationalpark #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants #fosterfriday
152 17,597 6 days ago
A game of “guess who?” for you: you may know this calf best as the nursery’s resident nurturer, but when we rescued her as a tiny calf, she needed some comforting herself! leave your best guess in the comments and to see if you hit the mark, scroll to the bottom of this caption. • • • photo © david sheldrick wildlife trust #dswt #mbegu #mbegudswt #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #nairobi #dswtnursery #africa #bekindtoelephants #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #nairobinationalpark #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants • answer: mbegu! this photo was taken in 2014, shortly after she was rescued from a classroom. to read her story, visit www.thedswt.org/mbegu
157 17,909 3 days ago
Sneak attack! • to learn more about the orphaned elephants we’re currently raising, click the link in our bio or visit: www.thedswt.org/foster • • • photo © david sheldrick wildlife trust / martin de la torre #dswt #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #nairobi #dswtnursery #africa #bekindtoelephants #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #nairobinationalpark #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants
131 17,977 3 days ago
Cheetahs can reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour, but this trio only has rest on the mind! shockingly, with just 7,100 left in the wild, the species is dangerously close to extinction. the work of our dswt aerial surveillance unit, which monitors kenya’s wildlife populations to make sure they’re healthy and protected, is crucial to help cheetahs and other threatened creatures. to support their work, donate at: www.thedswt.org/donate • • • photo © david sheldrick wildlife trust #dswt #cheetah #cheetahs #savethecheetah #whyilovekenya #kenya #africa #magicalkenya #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #dswtaerialsurveillance #bekindtoelephants #antipoaching
125 22,409 6 days ago
As human populations increase, space for wildlife is shrinking. now, more than ever, places like the kimana sanctuary — 5,700 acres of land that serves as an essential corridor for the amboseli elephants — are more important than ever. so, it gives us great pleasure to announce that in a partnership that benefits both the elephants and the community, we will be able to secure this essential wilderness! working with the big life foundation and the kenya wildlife service, and thanks to generous donations from our supporters, we will cover the cost of the land leases in the kimana sanctuary. these leases will be paid to local communities, thus providing the landowners with vital income and incentivizing them to use the land for conservation instead of agricultural purposes. wildlife wins too; now, elephants will be able to safely roam between the amboseli ecosystem, the chyulu hills, and into tsavo west national park via this beautiful sanctuary. cc: @biglifeafrica @kenyawildlifeservice • read more about this exciting partnership: www.thedswt.org/kimana-sanctuary • • • • • • photo © david sheldrick wildlife trust #dswt #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #africa #bekindtoelephants #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants #savinghabitats #kimanasanctuary #amboseli
156 18,461 5 days ago
There are many ways to spend a friday evening, but few as unforgettable as a wild, lamp-lit dinner. πŸ“·: @silverless #lewawidlifeconservancy #experiencelewa #sirikoilodge #magicalkenya #bucketlist #whyilovekenya #travel #travelphotography #seetheworld
12 1,918 2 days ago
It’s not often that we find tagwa playing games; she prefers to busy herself with the little ones — and even the not-so-little ones! the two-year-old is a mother figure to the nursery infants (like sattao, photo 1) and a role model to her peers, (like malkia, photo 2). the only time she ever creates a fuss is then a new rescue arrives: determined to get a glimpse of the newcomer, she will loiter outside their stockade and even throw a mini tantrum if she is not granted access! • tagwa was rescued in may 2016, after she was found alone on the slopes of mount kenya. this #dswtfosterfriday, support her future by fostering her. click the link in our bio or visit: www.thedswt.org/tagwa • • • photo © david sheldrick wildlife trust #dswt #tagwa #tagwadswt #sattao #sattaodswt #malkia #malkiadswt #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #nairobi #dswtnursery #africa #bekindtoelephants #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #nairobinationalpark #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants
99 15,477 2 days ago
Esampu has been outdoing herself in terms of mischief-making. when the mini matriarchs thwarted her attempts to whisk away one of the babies, she gave tagwa a retaliatory shove as she stormed off. unfortunately, this created a domino effect which ended with the little one toppling over! after receiving a stern rebuke from mbegu, esampu stomped into a thicket, where she expressed her anger about the whole situation by dramatically breaking branches. • to foster esampu, click the link in our bio or visit: www.thedswt.org/esampu • • • photo © david sheldrick wildlife trust  #dswt #esampu #esampudswt #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #nairobi #dswtnursery #africa #bekindtoelephants #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #nairobinationalpark #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants
157 16,813 19 hours ago

@tim.ngula

photographybyTimNgula
0 10 21 minutes ago

@dswt

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
When dairy cubes are on the menu, it’s cause for great celebration at our reintegration units! these tasty treats provide essential vitamins and nutrients for the older orphans as they’re gradually weaned off milk. • • • photo © david sheldrick wildlife trust / freya dowson #dswt #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #africa #bekindtoelephants #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants
6 2,090 32 minutes ago

@fionandrea

Fiona Andrea
Even when we were not doing a game drive, we were on safari - many animals just stopped by for a drink at the waterholes behind our lodge 😍😍 so it was breakfast, lunch and dinner with a view! . . . #animalkingdom #stoppoaching #safari #magicalkenya #kenya #africa #thisisafrica #honeymoon #photography #wanderlust #globetrotter #passionpassport #explore #travel #aroundtheworld #instagood #instatravel #instapassport #lonelyplanet #igtravel #traveltheworld #wonderful_places #awesomeearth #mytinyatlas #livefolk #naturephotography #savannah #outdoorlife
3 34 35 minutes ago
That was an epic weekend. the views were to die for, the picnic by the waterfall was breathtaking, the crowd couldn't have it any other way and the icing on the cake was the star gazing, too too beautiful#live#laugh#love#travel#traveller#localtourist#tembeakenya#magicalkenya#kenyarocks#amazingkenya#weekendsaremadefortravel
0 9 56 minutes ago

@respectanimalrights

ANTI THREE πŸ¬πŸ§πŸ‹
Credit post @dswt (hint: watch this one until the end. you won’t regret it!) three-month-old nusu already has the bravado of a full-grown bull — as a rather surprised group discovered yesterday when the half-pint-sized baby decided to show them who was boss! • this scene is only a reality through our orphans' project. we rescued nusu's mother, nasalot, as an orphan when she herself was just three months old. today, she’s living wild with her firecracker of a son (her first calf) by her side — except, of course, when he’s off chasing other elephants! • www.thedswt.org/donate • • • video © david sheldrick wildlife trust #dswt #nasalot #nasalotdswt #nusu #nusudswt #ithumba #ithumbareintegrationunit #whyilovekenya #kenya #africa #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #bekindtoelephants #worthmorealive
7 215 1 hour ago

@kjlublin

Karl-Johan Lublin
3 49 1 hour ago
Our first morning in #kenya was well spent with baby #elephants at the #davidsheldrick #elephantorphanage πŸ’•πŸ˜ what an incredible project they have created, rescuing and caring for orphaned elephants. eventually they are released back into the wild, to become fostered by a wild elephant family. the process of rehabilitating then takes up to 5 years. i am so grateful to have had the chance to support their project and to see these sweet little b***s in person πŸ’— #nofilterneeded #grateful #outofafrica #magicalkenya #wildlife #inthewild #myheartisfull #perfectday #vetstudent #veterinarymedicine #vetsinthewild #internationaldevelopment #farmershelpingfarmers #endpoaching #endivorytrade
2 46 1 hour ago

@sharize_odongo

Sharize The Explorer πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ
Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire ! #malishaj #malishajtravels #explore #travels
5 66 2 hours ago

@kangarui_

Kangarui Prints
Happy customer pic of the week! look at this adorable little cutie in mozambique with our vegan suede pillows 😍!
2 55 2 hours ago

@amboselibushcamp

Amboseli Bush Camp
Bush camping at its best below the mighty mt kilimanjaro #amboselibushcamp #flycamping #safari #magicalkenya
0 29 2 hours ago