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Newest Arrival at the Trust:

Name  SIRIMON SIRIMON - Adopt this Orphan

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Location Rescued
Gender  Male
Date of Birth  Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Location Found  Marania Farm
Age on Arrival  1 year old
Comments on Place Found  Found on Marania farm after slipping through the electric fence
Reason for being Orphaned  Poaching

Latest News & Updates:

  1. The DSWT 2013 Newsletter, DSWT Overview, and An African Love Story

    DWST Overview An African Love Story

    The DSWT iWorry Campaign and The DSWT Give a Gift Website and The DSWT Wilderness Journal

    The DSWT iWorry Campaign The DSWT iWorry Campaign David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Wilderness Journal


    This holiday season please consider the infant elephants that have lost their wild families by fostering an orphaned elephant as a unique gift for someone you love. With a record 89 orphans reliant on us right now, with four new arrivals in October alone, it’s a gift that can help heal a life and one that continues to give to your loved one throughout the year.

    Create your special CHRISTMAS FOSTERING

  1. A Monthly Report from the DSWT's Anti-Poaching teams - 11/21/2014

    As the long dry season came to an end in October it brought with it added pressure on the Parks. (read more)






  1. Drama against the rising flood waters of the Galana River - 11/20/2014

    In Tsavo today, 20th November, as the Galana river flooded DSWT pilot Humphrey Carter watched drama unfold when he spotted from the air. (read more)

    The water continues to rise as the bull elephant finds himself in a vulnerable position He makes the decision to turn and is at times completely submerged  He returns the way he came and decides to wait for a more sensible time Safely back to shore
  1. Injured Mara Lioness Bibi's Progress after Veterinary Treatment - 11/18/2014

    On the 12th of November DSWT received a call from Patrick Reynolds of Governors Camp about a lioness in the Mara who’d been spotted by one of the senior camp guides, Moses Manduka, Bibi had been missing for a few days and it was clear to Moses, an experienced guide that an injury to the rear left paw was causing her serious pain when walking and he noted too that she was very thin. (read more)

    The team set up at 4.00pm The phalange is taken out Lioness Bibi has been given the 'wake up' drug at 5.00pm Bibi greeted by Charms cub


  1. The DSWT Aerial Surveillance Unit October Report - 11/17/2014

    The month began with the sighting of three wounded elephants in the Bachuma area of Tsavo East NP and a further six wounded elephants were seen later on in the month on the 21st of October. (read more)

  1. Satao Table Auction - 11/17/2014

    Over 20 years ago, Kenya-based Michael J. Calnan was visited by a member of the Mozambique Mkonde tribe, Bernard, who sought employment as a gardener. (read more)

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Born from one family’s passion for Kenya and its wilderness, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is today the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.

Founded in 1977 by Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick D.B.E, in honour of the memory of her late husband, famous naturalist and founding Warden of Tsavo East National Park, David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE, the DSWT claims a rich and deeply rooted family history in wildlife and conservation.

The DSWT has remained true to its principles and ideals, remaining a sustainable and flexible organisation. Guided by experienced and dedicated Trustees and assisted by an Advisory Committee of proactive naturalists with a lifetime of wildlife and environmental experience, the Trust takes effective action and achieves long-lasting results.

Mission statement

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that compliment the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife. These include anti-poaching, safe guarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand rearing elephant and rhino orphans, along with other species that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms when grown.

Chaired by Daphne Sheldrick, the DSWT is run by Angela Sheldrick, the daughter of David and Daphne, who has been managing all of the Trust’s activities for over a decade. Growing up in Tsavo and later in the Nairobi National Park, Angela has been part of the Trust’s vision from the start, supported by her husband Robert Carr-Hartley and their two boys Taru and Roan, who are passionate about Kenya’s wildlife and eager to ensure that David and Daphne’s legacy continues.

In 2004 the DSWT was incorporated as a charity in the U.K. and granted charitable status by the Charities Commission, whilst during the same year the Trust has also attained U.S. Charitable status enhancing its corporate funding capability under the guidance of the U.S. Friends of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Helping save the lives of orphaned elephants and rhinos through the ‘Orphans’ Project’ who are ultimately released back into the wild is just one of the many wildlife commitments the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is involved in. The DSWT also runs 9 full-time Anti-Poaching and Desnaring Units, 4 Mobile Veterinary Units and the Sky Vets initiative, 4 ‘Aerial Surveillance’ planes and a rapid response helicopter, whilst being active in ‘Saving Habitats’, ‘Conservation Initiatives’ and ‘Community Outreach’.

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