Orphans' Project

Rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned baby elephants, rhinos and other wildlife, so that they can enjoy a life back in the wild when grown.

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 and rhino rescue and rehabilitation program.

247

Orphans successfully raised

17

Successfully hand-raised

31

Babies born to wild living orphans

The Orphans’ Project exists to offer hope for the future of Kenya’s threatened elephant and rhino populations as they struggle against the threat of poaching for their ivory and horn, and the loss of habitat due to human population pressures and conflict, deforestation and drought.

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Adopt one of the orphans in our care and be a part of their future.
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