❤️🐘 little lemorijo's trunk hug to matiba while slurping his bottle has stolen my heart ❤️
these rapidly growing orphaned baby elephants are fed two litre bottles of special formula every three hours, 24-hours per day. that means lemorijo, in the more than 8 months he's been at reteti, has d***k more than 2,000 bottles of milk.
reteti elephant sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e ), in northern kenya is the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in africa. the sanctuary provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild. #repost@amivitale
video by @amivitale
This is the video of the very first moment our newest orphan loisaba was introduced to the rest of the herd on thursday. nadasoit, his first friend, came barreling down the hill to meet loisaba. they then began to intertwine trunks, like little children holding hands. the other elephants, followed, excited to see him and eager to get to know him. they followed loisaba everywhere for the rest of the afternoon.
❤️🐘 my wish for all the orphaned elephants to one day walk free and with as much confident swagger as this majestic elli. ❤️🐘#repost@buffalomonkeyconservation with @get_repost
i own this road, said the elephant.
- @kikismom777 captures his majesty in madikwe game reserve, south africa.
video by @amivitale | splish, splash, it's mud bath time! all the elephant calves roll, loll or kick up some fun at reteti elephant sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e ) in northern kenya. the sanctuary rescues and cares for elephant calves who were orphaned as a result of drought, human-wildlife conflict and poaching. when they are old enough, the elephants will be reintroduced into the wild, where they have a good chance of reuniting with the herds they were initially separated from.
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. learn more about how you can get involved and help support this vital initiative by following @email@example.com & @conservationorg
We have another, wonderful new elephant at the sanctuary. we'd like everyone to welcome loisaba. he came to us by plane from @loisaba_conservancy where he was found malnourished and wandering alone.
here he is, drinking his milk enthusiastically, yesterday, with his keeper, lemarash. he's adjusting beautifully. we'll post more updates on his progress soon. with the addition of loisaba, that brings us up to 11 orphan elephants and one baby rhino at the sanctuary.
Happy world rhino day, part 2! reteti resident black #rhino loijipu was only a day old when he was abandoned. now 6 months old, expert wildlife keeper mary and her colleagues will feed and care for him until he is old enough to be released back into the wild.
Here's a remarkable glimpse at the work being done to rescue and keep northern kenyan elephants in northern kenya.
it takes a ton of personal commitment and collaboration between organizations, and we're proud to help travelers meet the people and see these programs up close during their safaris: @r.e.s.c.u.e @nrt_kenya @tropicairkenya @lewa_wildlife
Elephants are highly emotional animals and when a baby elephant loses its mother, it will grieve.
here we have mary lengees comforting 'suyian', the very first rescue elephant at reteti elephant sanctuary in kenya. they're the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in africa. when a calf makes it through a tough time, everyone at reteti celebrates.
you can find more of nominee @amivitale's photography at the @animalfriendspetinsurance photo story award exhibition in bristol 13th oct - 7th november.
❤️🐘 isn't she beautiful? so glad this wild lady received the care she needed.
i can't help but wonder if her tuskless appearance is mother nature's way of saying enough is enough to the poaching crisis.
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we want to extend a huge thank you to our friends at david sheldrick wildlife trust (@dswt ) for their incredible work yesterday. after the team at reteti saw a 30-year-old female elephant who had been wounded by a spear, kenya wildlife service sent the incredible david sheldrick wildlife trust (@dswt ) meru mobile veterinary unit led by dr bernard rono of @kenyawildlifeservice. the team worked with reteti keepers to tranquilize the elephant, treat the wound and quickly get her back on her feet. as you can tell, from the last photo, she's looking great. we'll be keeping a close eye on her over the next few days. it's so good to know that our partnerships mean that elephants in kenya get the help and support they need.
photos and videos by @katie.rowe
Here is a magnificent photo from the animal friends photo story award nominee ami vitale; her story outlines the work at reteti elephant sanctuary - the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in all of africa.
just last month we donated £25,000 to the elephant family. we are so pleased to be able to fund such an important conservation project, helping to ensure a safer future for endangered elephants! "a feel-good dirt bath is just the thing in the heat of the day. a coating of soil helps protect sensitive elephant skin by acting as both sunscreen and insect repellent. shaba (lying down) demonstrates how it's done for the younger orphans"
❤️🐘 this adorable, wobbly baby named gawa, was born 2 years ago to ex orphan galana. ❤️🐘
galana arrived at the david sheldrick wildlife trust @dswt 14 years ago. the then 14 month old had been found all alone in thick saltbush. she was weak and scared not to be with her mother, who was probably killed by poachers.
in 2011, galana made the decision to return back to the wild and she has been living with a herd of elephants led by another former ex orphan named yatta.
two years ago in september and early one morning, keepers spotted galana and a group of bulls lingering outside the stockades. they noticed galana had a new baby girl, just hours old.
when the keepers opened the stockades, two dependent orphans rushed out to meet the new mother and baby. shortly after that, former orphans joined in the celebration. they were so excited and overcome with joy! trumpeting and charging around, celebrating the new baby.
the dswt named galana's new baby gawa, which means to share in swahili. 😊❤️🐘 @dswt
❤️🐘 these playing baby elephants have stolen my heart ❤️🐘🐘🐘
playing is so important for orphaned elephants.
while playing they bond and test their strength with each other and it's so important for their development and social interaction within the herd. #email@example.com with @get_repost ・・・
lemorijo and kapai, both almost 4 months old, just as happy as elephants in dirt. even not so little anymore nadasoit gets pulled into the fun.
video by @katie.rowe