Friday, October 5, 2012

Elephant Orphanage

On my last day in Kenya, we were able to go visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Orphanage near Nairobi which rescues orphaned baby elephants, and raises them until they are able to be reintroduced back into the wild with a family of adult elephants.   Most of these elephants lost their mother when killed by illegal poaching.  They are kept until about 5 years of age when they can be introduced back into the wild.

I didn't realize elephants have hair!

If you look closely, you can see a dust cloud over his back. He just sprayed himself with dust in order to keep the flies from biting him.  Good trick!

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