Sheldrick Wildlife


Pioneers in the rescue, rehabilitation & release of orphaned baby elephants, we actively work to conserve all wildlife and wilderness areas in Kenya.

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Bomani thoroughly enjoys being coated and massaged with coconut oil

Rescued just a few days ago, a boisterous Kwale is settling in well at the Nursery.

Another orphan! Kwale is aged about 1yr, rescued late on Tuesday he spent the night at our Voi centre

Tano & Sities, victims of poaching, are thriving at our Nursery, thanks to those who help us

Standing behind Balguda, with Makireti to left and Tano to right - orphan Nyika is reminded that he is not alone

Doing it for elephants - the team who completed 2012 Karioi Classic in New Zealand to raise funds for the DSWT

Our fundraisers are amazing - Gareth cycled 44km on a mountain dressed like this - feel inspired, let us know

RESCUE: 28 July our voi team were called to their 3rd orphan rescue in just 8 days! NYIKA is about 10mths old

RESCUE: 28 July our voi team were called to their 3rd orphan rescue in 8 days! Named #Nyika he is about 10mths old

Ishaq-B out and about. Her rescue remains one of our most challenging - watch & read about it:

Happy Monday to all. With your support we are making a positive difference for endangered wildlife, like Maxwell

Now wild orphans visit the Ithumba stockades - given a 2nd chance of life in the wild thanks to our supporters

Although still babies themselves, the older infants nurture the youngest. Mutara hugs Kithaka, with Sities

Ever grateful RT : Today I am supporting the fabulous people at through the medium of glass :)

PANDA was rescued on Saturday, making it 2 rescues in a day! Older, at 2 years, she'll stay at our Voi unit

Barsilinga heads out for a day in the bush. For more about Barsilinga

Our female black rhino orphan Solio, out and about in the bush. To Read about Solio:

Newly rescued ele has been named Talio, after her place of rescue. She slept well last night, comforted by Tano

Rescue Update - team just arrived back at Nursery, the orphan ele is a female, aged about 12mths

Photo of the day - Balguda sucking on a keeper's fingers, in this case Kevin's!