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Location Rescued
Gender  Male
Date of Birth  Friday, June 20, 2014
Location Found  Rumuruti Forest
Age on Arrival  One year old
Comments on Place Found  Found in the Rumuruti Forest in a weak condition with a snare wound on the leg and a spear wound to the head
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 Harambee 2015

    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. DSWT Aerial Surveillance Unit June Report - 7/24/2015

    Widespread rain refilled waterholes in many parts of Tsavo on the 1st of June, which carried water through much of the month before starting to dry out. (read more)


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  1. Another happy ending for a calf and its mother - 7/23/2015

    It was a normal day on the 19th of July down in Tsavo with the Voi elephant keepers and the Tsavo Mobile Veterinary Unit engaged in a normal day’s activities when they received a call notifying them that a calf had fallen into a water trough at the Sentrim/Tarhi camp. (read more)

    Getting the calf out of the water trough The calf follows the keepers The young calf suckling Mother and calf reunited
  1. Simotua joins the Nursery herd in the Nairobi National Park Forest for the first time - 7/9/2015

    This tragic calf came to us on the 23rd of June with a dramatic snare wound around his front leg and a hole in his forehead from a spear. (read more)

    Simotua out with the other orphans Simotua eating well the other orphans looking after Simotua Simotuas wounds healing well

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  1. A monthly Report from the Community Outreach Program - 7/8/2015

    In June 2015, the DSWT hosted seven school trips, two wildlife video shows, planted 100 seedlings, donated assorted sports equipment and books to schools in the TCA whilst taking part in Kenya Water Towers Agency development strategies for the Chyulu Hills and Kibwezi Forest ecosystems. (read more)

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  1. Alamaya; From a she to a he! - 7/7/2015

    Alamaya was rescued from the Masai Mara late on the evening of 17th March 2015, found alone, Alamaya arrived to our Nursery in darkness, with terrible wounds to the genital area caused by a Hyena, which had also bitten off Alamaya’s tail! At first glance, Alamaya was perceived to be a female elephant and so that is how it remained. (read more)

    Alamaya before his operation Alamaya being lead to the operating room operating on Alamaya The team work hard to treat the damage

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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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