The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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Newest Arrival at the Trust:

Name  MALKIA MALKIA - Adopt this Orphan

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Location Rescued
Gender  Female
Date of Birth  Saturday, March 12, 2016
Location Found  Tsavo East - Dika Plains
Age on Arrival  6 Months
Comments on Place Found  Found beside her dying mother
Reason for being Orphaned  Sick Mother

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


    Give an orphan baby elephant the precious gift of hope this festive season.

    As Christmas approaches why not give a loved one a truly unique gift by fostering an orphan elephant, rhino or giraffe for them. They can then play an important part in the much needed care and dedication that their infant orphan needs.

    For full details click on CHRISTMAS FOSTERING

  1. The Rescue of Kelelari - 11/30/2016

    An elephant of approximately four years old was orphaned on the plains of the Masai Mara, but it was thought and hoped that he would be old enough to survive without his mother and assimilate back into his family herd and continue life in the wild. (read more)

    A large plane for large cargo The convoy with Kelelari on the wat Administering some medication on the flight Kelelari in his stockade

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. The rescue of Tamiyoi - 11/28/2016

    On the 16th of October 2015 we were called about a young female elephant found trapped and abandoned down a water well near Maralal in Northern Kenya. (read more)

  1. Remembering Pea - 11/27/2016

    Two little ostrich chicks, who we named Pea and Pod, came into our care along with orphaned elephant Waas, all rescued near the Milgis Lugga on the 14th of October 2014. (read more)

    Baby Pea and Pod Pea with the orphans Pea standing guard Pea sleeping with Jotto


  1. DSWT/KWS Anti-Poaching Report October 2016 - 11/18/2016

    October was a busy month for the Anti-Poaching Units operating in the Tsavo Conservation Area.  The continued drought saw a further increase in bushmeat poaching activities with an escalation in the numbers of snares found by the teams as well as a general increase in many illegal activities. (read more)

  1. Saving elephant 'Ajali' hit by a car in Tsavo - 11/17/2016

    The elephant we named Ajali was first sighted on the 2nd of November after she had been hit by a car on the Mombasa Highway, most likely during the night as her herd crossed the road to the other side of the National Park. (read more)

    Examining Ajali in the field Ajali recovering in her stockade Ajali doing well in her stockade Ajali all healed and doing well

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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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