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As we get ready to ring in 2018, we’d also like to look back on everything that happened over the past year and thank you — our followers, our benefactors, our cheerleaders — for the part you played in it. your support helps make our work possible! in 2017, we welcomed newcomers like musiara and mundusi into our nursery herd, and we cheered as orphans like rapa and pare graduated to our reintegration units. it was the year that we fell in love with humpty the hippo and smiled at the antics of zumzum the monkey. we rooted for our field teams as they de-shared giraffes, reunited elephant calves with their mums, and helped a group of hungry lion cubs. 2017 also marked our 40th anniversary — and as we celebrate four decades of conservation work, we also look forward to making even more progress for kenya’s wildlife in the decades to come. our most popular post of 2017 was the video of sala bathing tiny toto, and in honor of new year’s eve, here is an extended look at the moment between the kudu and dik-dik. from all of us at the dswt, happy new year! • www.thedswt.org • • • video © david sheldrick wildlife trust #dswt #sala #saladswt #toto #totodswt #kudu #dikdik #antelope #whyilovekenya #kenya #africa #magicalkenya #conservation #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #kaluku #kalukufield #dswtat40 #2018 #happynewyear
761 38,877 3 weeks ago
Baby elephants’ early days are filled with lots of stumbles and tumbles. after all, learning how to maneuver four legs and a trunk is no small task! luckily, mum and a coterie of nannies are on-hand to help the little ones dust off their knees and give it another try. • • • photo © david sheldrick wildlife trust / freya dowson #dswt #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #africa #bekindtoelephants #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants
124 21,607 6 days ago
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
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This is one panda who is native to africa! we rescued panda (who is named after the area where she was rescued, not the black and white bears to the east!) in july 2012, after the suspected poaching victim was spotted alone. because of her age — she was about two years old — we decided to keep her at our voi reintegration unit instead of bringing her to the nursery. panda gets, if possible, more delightful with each passing year; she’s always instigating games with the other orphans and giving the younger ones some extra love. • • • photo © david sheldrick wildlife trust #dswt #panda #pandadswt #voi #voireintegrationunit #whyilovekenya #kenya #africa #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #antipoaching #ivorybelongstoelephants #bekindtoelephants
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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
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Save elephants 🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘#repost @thealphafemale_ ・・・ 💕🐘💕#repost @dswt . . although they zoom home en masse (with a warthog or two in their wake!), each of the orphans in our care has a different bedtime ritual. some, like murit, start snoring practically the moment they finish their milk bottle. others, like esampu, sneak around and try to steal as many greens as possible. musiara, sattao, and the other babies bunk up with their keepers, while big boys like ndotto and lasayen prefer to have their stockades to themselves. luggard has even been known to put himself to bed, returning home ahead of the rest of the nursery herd to have an early night! • this year, and every year, we’re committed to giving these different personalities the personalized care that they deserve. to support our work, visit: www.thedswt.org/donate • • • video © david sheldrick wildlife trust #dswt #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #nairobi #dswtnursery #africa #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #nairobinationalpark #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #dswtat40 #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants #bekindtoelephants - #regrann
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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
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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
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#tbt, august 2012: graduating from the nursery to a reintegration unit is a milestone moment for any of the orphans in our care — and it really makes a difference to have a herd of friendly faces to help new graduates settle into this next phase. so, when makireti, ishanga, and kasigau made the move, we were delighted to find a welcoming committee of wild-living orphans standing attention when the truck pulled into ithumba! we chalk it up to elephant magic that these elephants knew to be at our stockades to greet the new arrivals, and their presence certainly helped the trio feel comforted and settled in. (and things have really come full circle: makireti, ishanga, and kasigau are now all living in the wild and act as “mentors” to younger orphans!) • • • photo © david sheldrick wildlife trust #dswt #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #africa #tsavo #tsavonationalpark #ithumba #ithumbareintegrationunit #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #bekindtoelephants
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@mrsllve

Mariana
Shark finning is a wasteful and inhumane practice in which a shark’s fins are cut off and the body is discarded at sea to drown. while #shark finning is illegal in american waters, fins are still bought and sold in the united states. add your name now to the petition in @oceana bio and tell congress to prohibit the sale and trade of all shark fin products in the u.s. 📸: janos rautonen via @oceana #finbannow #shark #sharkstagram #sharkfin #ocean #marinelife #wildlife #wildanimals #wildandfree #wildliferescue #worthfightingfor #racingextinction #startwith1thing #awareness #education #conservation #compassion #protection #rescue #animal #animallovers #animalsofinstagram #animalwelfare #animalprotection
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@keepingyouposted

Keeping You Posted
@regrann from @racingextinction - 💕🌊 "we have this idea that the ocean is so vast, so resilient, that it doesn’t matter what we do to it. the ocean is not too big to fail." - dr. sylvia earle @oceanicpreservationsociety #saveourocean #racingextinction
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@kimtenw

Kim ten Wolde 🦈💦📸🍾
Rays like this mobula are one of the most graceful and beautiful animals. they’re also threatened and we do not know much about them at all! scientific studies done in the azores like the @mantacatalogazores and the ecodive project are contributing greatly to learning more. tagging the mobulas with camera’s and sensors yield a great deal of new information, giving us the possibility to learn more about their behaviour - fascinating information such as the rapid descents to depths over 1500m! if we are to save these beautiful creatures, it’s important for us to continue learning! . . . . #ecodive #azores #picoisland #azoreswhatelse #mantaray #universidadedosaçores #uaç #oneoceanresearch #oneoceanglobal #university #underwaterworld #mobula #mantaray #princessalice #atlanticocean #nakawe #makewaves #research #science #uwphoto #oceanconservation #nakaweproject #waterlust #wanderlust #deepblue #blueplanet #nauticam #exploremore #racingextinction #ourblueplanet
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@abdsamad_abdou

عبدالصمد طاوسي
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@abdsamad_abdou

عبدالصمد طاوسي
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@abdsamad_abdou

عبدالصمد طاوسي
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@abdsamad_abdou

عبدالصمد طاوسي
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@dswt

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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
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@thegloballead

thegloballead
#repost @bluespherefoundation with @get_repost ・・・ 😍🐳 take a mid-week break and watch this clip from one of our favorite encounters with humpbacks in tonga! 🐋 incredible how a mother whale can entrust her most precious possession to interact freely with us. 🙏💙 video: @shawnheinrichs #savethewhales #humpback #love #turningthetide #bluespherefoundation #racingextinction #grateful
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@tadziobervoets

Tadzio Bervoets
The fish that was illegally poached in the marine park was confiscated and donated to the white and yellow cross foundation of sint maarten. the white and yellow care foundation provides guidance and assistance for the elderly, disabled and those in need in the various districts in sint maarten. they do a great job and we hope the fish brightened the dinner of their clients! : : #whiteandyellowcross #donation #fish #illegalfishing #poaching #racingextinction #marinepark #marineprotectedarea #conservation #nature #manofwarshoal #patrol #lawenforcement #police #coastguard #donation #protection #savewildlife #authority #caribbean #sintmaarten #natureisourfuture
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