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Location Rescued
Gender  Male
Date of Birth  Saturday, March 08, 2014
Location Found  Taita Hills Sanctuary
Age on Arrival  12 months
Comments on Place Found  Found with a horrendous snare wound that became heavily infected making rescue a necessity for him to survive
Reason for being Orphaned  Poaching

Latest News & Updates:

  1. The DSWT 2014 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

    Wild - Kenya’s Elephants and The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

    From the front lines, this short film tells the ongoing story of the elephant poaching crisis in Kenya and the work of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) to protect the species.

    At the current rate elephant poaching, with an estimated one elephant killed every 15 minutes for its ivory, a lack of action could see the loss of wild elephants in Africa by 2025.

    You can play a part in saving the elephant and the time to act is now - there is so much we can do. Begin by getting involved here: www.iworry.org

    You can help further by donating online to support the Orphans’ Project and the Anti-Poaching efforts of the DSWT.

  1. Bull Elephants Killed By Train - 5/24/2015

    Cases of human-wildlife conflict in Tsavo and the surrounding eco-systems are increasing dramatically. (read more)

    Two dead bull elephants Bull elephants killed by a train The ivory from the dead bulls The dead bull elephants

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  1. The Rescue of Alamaya - 5/21/2015

    On the 17th of March late afternoon Angela received a call from KWS Veterinary Officer Dr. Limo who heads the DSWT funded Mara Mobile Veterinary Team about an orphaned elephant reported near the Purungat area, near the Mara Bridge within the Maasai Mara National Reserve. (read more)

  1. Quarterly Report from the DSWT/KWS Mobile Vet Units - 5/19/2015

    During the January to March 2015 3-month reporting period the DSWT in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and their four dedicated KWS field veterinary officers, attended to 103 wildlife cases and 117 animals. (read more)


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  1. The DSWT/KWS Anti-Poaching Report for April - 5/18/2015

    The rains, which were expected to begin near the end of March or beginning of April looked like they might fail completely across most of Tsavo. (read more)

  1. Elephant Killer finally jailed - 5/15/2015

    It started with the brutal killing of an elephant family in October 2012, a mother and her two daughters butchered for their tusks. (read more)

    The day Quanza was rescued and robbed of her entire family Quanza having a good scatch Quanza leads some of her friends at Umani Quanza enjoying a dust bath

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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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