Our Orphan Units

Nairobi Nursery Unit

Nairobi National Park

Home to orphans aged three and under, our Nursery provides specialist and intensive care for a variety of orphaned animals. Our Keepers are on hand 24/7 to ensure newly rescued orphaned animals have a secure and loving environment in which to heal and recover.

Voi Reintegration Unit

Tsavo East National Park

Our original reintegration unit, first built by David Sheldrick during his time as warden of Tsavo East National Park, Voi is home to older dependent orphaned elephants, aged three and over, and other orphaned animals who are transitioning to a fully independent life in the wild. It is based in a fully protected area, patrolled by SWT/KWS De-Snaring Teams and Aerial Surveillance.

Ithumba Reintegration Unit

Tsavo East National Park

Built in 2004, the Unit is situated in the remote Northern sector of the Park and is home to older dependent orphaned elephants, aged three and over, who are transitioning to a fully independent life in the wild. It is based in a fully protected area, patrolled by SWT/KWS De-Snaring Teams and Aerial Surveillance.

Umani Springs Reintegration Unit

Kibwezi Forest - Chyulu Hills National Park

Specially built in 2014 for vulnerable orphans needing a gentler environment, the Umani Springs Unit is home to older dependent orphaned elephants, aged three and over, who are transitioning to a fully independent life in the wild. It is based in a fully protected area, managed by the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and patrolled by SWT/KWS De-Snaring Teams and Aerial Surveillance.

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