Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the heart of David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, has attracted global attention in its efforts to rescue and rehabilitate elephants and rhinos. To date, more than 150 elephants have been raised by the trust in the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and reintroduced in the wild herds.
Mingle with young elephants and rhinos at the orphanage in Nairobi. Learn about these animals, see where they sleep and watch their keepers play with them. This wildlife sanctuary is located within the Nairobi National Park, and it is great for solo tours, family and group tours.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust started in 1977, founded by Daphne Sheldrick in honour of her husband David, who was a renowned conservationist. This wildlife sanctuary protects elephants and rhinos orphaned from drought, poahing and forest fires.
Baby elephants whose mothers died in the hands of poachers or for other reasons are taken care of until they turn three years, then they are transferred into the wild plains of Tsavo East National Park. The Elephant Orphanage is located in Nairobi City, close to Nairobi National Park.
This wildlife sanctuary has raised about 150 baby elephants, and it is one of the most successful animal orphanages in the world. Visitors watch the baby elephants feeding and playing. Keepers feed these young animals from feeding bottles.