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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. Our little ‘dream’ Ndotto, then and now - 5/23/2016

    We were never really certain that this little chap would make it. When rescued he was just 48 hours old, his umbilical cord still attached and the hind side of his ears, petal pink. (read more)

    Time for climbing games with Lasayen Still best friends Lasayen and Ndotto Play time again with Murit Always playing

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  1. April 2016 Aerial Surveillance Unit Report - 5/13/2016

    Flying one hundred hours and covering nearly 15,000 kilometers the DSWT’s Aerial Surveillance Unit has had another successful month patrolling in the greater Tsavo Conservation Area. (read more)

    April Aerial Cover Page Treating an injured elephant Large herd of elephants Elephants on the move
  1. Treatment of an Amboseli Bull - 5/11/2016

    In the month of April three elephant treatments took place within the Tsavo Conservation area using DSWT’s helicopter and Super Cub. (read more)


Foster an orphan elephant
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. Reforesting Amu - 5/11/2016

    Project Amu is one of the DSWT’s most ambitious Saving Habitats Projectsthat is geared towardsassisting the indigenous communities in Lamu conserve and protect their natural and cultural heritage. (read more)

    Seedlings freshly planted Tractor with seedlings The plantation Preparing to plant
  1. Kenya's Ivory Burn - 5/5/2016

    On Saturday 30th April, we watched the ivory tusks of around 10,000 elephants go up in flames in Nairobi National Park, in a symbolic statement by Kenya, that elephants are worth more alive. (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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