Lisa Be

By Lisa Be

LifeBuzz Staff

Photographs From An Elephant Orphanage. My Heart Just Melted.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust rescues and rehabilitates orphan elephants. Here the baby elephants spend their days playing and bonding with friends. When they are older, the animals will be released back into the wild to live protected in the Tsavo National Park.

Most of the babies’ mothers were killed by poachers or fallen victim to angry villagers. At the orphanage the elephants get the care they need, plus they have human surrogates who spend lots of time with them.

Baby elephant Kamok looks right into the camera through her blanket. The young elephants have blankets to remind them of their mothers.

Baby elephant Kamok looks right into the camera through her blanket. The young elephants have blankets to remind them of their mothers.

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Baby elephants Lemoyian, Arruba and Barsilinga love playing a muddy game of football.

Baby elephants Lemoyian, Arruba and Barsilinga love playing a muddy game of football.

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Baby Mbegu (left) stands with her buddy Kauro.

Baby Mbegu (left) stands with her buddy Kauro.

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Naipoki and Mutara wrestling during playtime.

Naipoki and Mutara wrestling during playtime.

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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