Support Kenya's orphaned elephants one story at a time.
Using augmented reality, we're bringing Garzi's story into your living room. Watch as him and his friends play together on your floor and learn first-hand how you can make a difference to the lives of orphaned elephants.
Whether you purchase the paperback book, adopt an orphan in our care or choose to make a donation towards milk, your support will help provide a future for orphaned elephants and empower us to protect their wild friends.
Adopt an orphan elephant or rhino for yourself or as a gift for a loved one - offering life and hope to an animal in need. Your donation will be directed towards the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned animals and the protection of elephants and other animals in the wild.Adopt
The first children's book published by the SWT. 'Garzi the Orphan' brings to life the story of a real-life orphaned elephant rescued by the SWT. The story of brave Garzi and friends highlights the threats faced by African elephants and the work of the Sheldrick Trust to protect the species.Buy the book
Our free resources offer schools, teachers, home educators and children the opportunity to learn about African elephants and the work of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, as well as empowering children with ways to get involved and help secure the future of elephants and their wild friends.Learn about elephants
At the heart of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s conservation activities is the Orphans’ Project, which has achieved world-wide acclaim through its hugely successful elephant rescue and rehabilitation program.
Orphans successfully raised
Babies born to wild living orphans
Orphans currently in our care
Rescued at just 18 months old, Garzi was found all alone on the banks of the Athi River. Not far from where he was found and rescued, a poaching hideout was discovered containing poison arrows and other equipment.
A victim of the worsening climate crisis, Emoli was found alone, weak and starving on the Voi river circuit. It is likely that his mother died after becoming too weak to find food during a prolonged drought at the time.