Best known for our work to protect elephants, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) operates the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world. But we do much more than this.

Rescued orphans that can be adopted

Olorien

Female

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Current age

17 months

Date of Birth

12 April 2019

Reason Orphaned

Unknown

Naboishu

Male

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Current age

22 months

Date of Birth

20 October 2018

Reason Orphaned

Natural causes

Naleku

Female

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Current age

14 months

Date of Birth

02 July 2019

Reason Orphaned

Mother died cause unknown

We embrace all measures that complement the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife including anti-poaching, safe guarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness and providing veterinary assistance to animals in need.

Latest News

An eclectic group of orphans

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Aerial Surveillance Report for August 2020

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Lenana's baby Lapa

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SWT 2020: Saving Wild Lives - Securing Wild Spaces

Best known for the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned elephants and rhinos, SWT 2020, narrated by Angela Sheldrick, takes you on a journey into the heart of our lifesaving conservation work.

How you can help

There is so much more we can do to protect wildlife and you do not have to travel to Kenya to make a difference.

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Adopt an Orphan

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Gift-in-kind Donations

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The Orphans Sculpture

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