Shedrick Elephant orphanage

The Orphanage is located within Nairobi National Park with the entrance on Nairobi to Kiserian road. It is a center for rehabilitation and rearing of orphaned baby elephants. It was founded by Daphne Sheldrick in 1977 in honor of her late husband and famous naturalist David Leslie William Sheldrick. Daphne Seldrick his wife continues his work of raising orphaned elephants that have been brought to her from all over the country. The orphanage is a charitable organization and is open to visitors daily between 11.00 am and 12.00 pm when baby elephants take there mud baths.

The orphanage has a truly dedicated and experienced team that is committed to ensuring the survival of these animals and their successful re-introduction into the natural wild. The feeding time is truly interesting with the baby elephants behaving just like babies, naughty, playing and running around trying to catch the attention of every one.

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