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David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

Orfanato de elefantes David Sheldrick

Orfanato de elefantes David Sheldrick

David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage – located near Nairobi National Park, this orphanage for elephant calves and rhinos was founded and still managed by Daphne Sheldrick, the widow of one of Kenya’s best known Game Wardens (David Sheldrick). Elephant calves orphaned by poaching are brought here from all over the country. They receive extremely specialized treatment here, and literally receive personal care 24 hours a day from highly dedicated staff who become surrogate mothers to the calves. Eventually the calves are moved to Tsavo, where they are carefully reintroduced into wild herds. Admission: KES 500 per person. Hours: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm