Elephant orphans find comfort in wool blankets

By Tracy Brighten

When baby elephants lose their mother, soft blankets give comfort and protect them from wind, rain and sun at an elephant nursery in Nairobi

DSWT elephant orphan

When elephants become victims of habitat destruction, human-elephant conflict and ivory poaching, their young calves can’t survive without help. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is an anti-poaching, rescue and rehabilitation charity working with the Kenyan Wildlife Service to rescue rhino and elephant orphans.

The Trust warns of the devastating consequences of elephant poaching. Continue reading