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Location Rescued
Gender  Male
Date of Birth  Thursday, December 25, 2014
Location Found  Near Sobo Rock, Tsavo East
Age on Arrival  15 months
Comments on Place Found  Found alone by KWS Rangers with no evidence of any other elephants in the area
Reason for being Orphaned  Poaching

Latest News & Updates:

  1. The DSWT 2015 Newsletter, DSWT Overview, and An African Love Story

    DWST Overview An African Love Story

    The DSWT iWorry Campaign, The DSWT Give a Gift Website and DSWT in Action

    The DSWT iWorry Campaign The DSWT iWorry Campaign David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Action

    Deterrence-The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Air Wing

    Deterrence is a film about the extraordinary partnership between the Kenya Wildlife Service and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - and their common mission to put poachers out of business.

    More than just boots on the ground and eyes in the sky, the coordinated operations of an expanded Air Wing are now able to convince a would-be poacher that the risks of entering the park are no longer worth the reward.

    Join us in protecting Kenya's wildlife. Support the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

  1. DSWT Rangers Graduate from KWS Manyani Academy - 4/28/2016

    Once again the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust was proud to watch 13 new recruits graduate from the Kenya Wildlife Service’s Manyani Law Enforcement Academy in Tsavo on Thursday 21st April 2016. (read more)

    the graduating rangers The Graduating Rangers and Robert Carr Hartley A celebratory Parade in Tsavo West An impressive parade

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  1. DSWT/KWS Quarterly Mobile Veterinary Report - 4/21/2016

    During the January to March 2016, 3-month reporting period, the DSWT in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and their four dedicated KWS field veterinary officers, attended to 71 wildlife cases. (read more)

  1. Rest in Peace, Musau - 4/14/2016

    Musau began working with The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in 1989 and has been with us for 27 years. (read more)

    Joseph Musau Emily's herd drinking water at the stockade Joseph with the Voi team and Angela Sheldrick Eden and Edie

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A gift that not only helps save a life but also bequeaths to the recipient an endearing icon that will be both educational and appealing.  This is a living gift of a wonderful animal, the largest mammal on earth, and a gift that enables someone to become a part of the life of the elephant of your choice.


  1. Aerial Surveillance Report for March 2016 - 4/14/2016

    During March the DSWT Aerial Unit flower 135 hours covering a vast 19,000kms over the greater Tsavo Conservation Area in support of the Kenya Wildlife Service and protecting this precious ecosystem. (read more)

  1. Kenya’s Ivory Stockpile: Going Up In Flames - 4/5/2016

    On April 30th in a ceremony organised by the Government of Kenya and the Kenya Wildlife Service, up to 105 tonnes of Ivory, the largest stockpile ever destroyed and currently under round-the-clock armed guard in Nairobi, will go up in flames. (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, 5 ‘Aerial Surveillance’ planes and a rapid response helicopter, whilst being active in ‘Saving Habitats’, ‘Conservation Initiatives’ and ‘Community Outreach’.

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