Photo Essay: Nairobi Elephant Orphanage

Anyone who visits Nairobi will tell you that it’s not a very interesting city, but the one exception to this for me was the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage on the outskirts of the city. In short this is where orphaned elephants from all around Kenya come when their mother dies of disease/ is poached/ the little one falls down a well, and after three years at the orphanage the little guys are released back into the wild to various elephant herds. The orphanage is open each day from 11am-noon and costs something on the order of US$5, so well worth it as this was perhaps the cutest thing I’d ever seen!

Pictures so you can see for yourself- all set to the tune of Henry Mancini’s Baby Elephant Walk.



One response to “Photo Essay: Nairobi Elephant Orphanage

  1. Oh elephants are so amazing, but baby elephants totally take the cake! Just gorgeous!

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