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Remembering Maarifa

Given the nature of our work we meet some extraordinary characters in the form of the various rescued orphans of different species that come into our care. Over the years they have been many in number, each so unique and all so special. They have brought with them huge amounts of joy and satisfaction, but there has also been a fair share of heartbreak, with an abject sense of failure too at times. ...

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In Memoriam - Dame Daphne one year on

It is hard to believe that on this day, 12th April, it has already been a year since Dame Daphne Sheldrick, my much loved mother and the Founder of the Trust, passed away. She is greatly missed in Kenya’s conservation circles and the world, but for the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) team left behind we have been hard at work continuing her life’s work and realizing her dreams for the future, which has brought us great comfort and keeps Daphne ever present. It has been both humbling and inspiring to behold the love and admiration held for Daphne by so many, which fills us all with such enormous pride....

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The rescue of Nabulu

On the 30th of January a call was received from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), swiftly followed by a second from the SWT/KWS Mara Mobile Veterinary Unit, pertaining to an orphaned baby elephant whose progress had been monitored for over 2 weeks in the Oloisukut Conservancy within the Masai Mara, in the hope that she would be absorbed back into her herd. ...

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Updates: Children of Tsavo enjoy wildlife field trips

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Updates: Heartbreak with the loss of Maarifa

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Updates: Combating fires on Mt. Kenya

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Updates: Kiko's brush with lions

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Updates: The rescue of Larro

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Updates: News on Emily's growing herd

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Updates: Mbirikani's return!

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Updates: Unveiling our new logo

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Updates: Malkia, Ndiwa and Sana Sana move to Ithumba

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Updates: The rescue of Maarifa

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Updates: KWS Ranger Medivacked to Nairobi

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Updates: Rescuing Tim - elephant extraction on a monumental scale

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