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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Address: Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 733 891996
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The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) Elephant Nursery in Nairobi...

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) Elephant Nursery in Nairobi National Park provides a safe haven to orphaned baby elephants rescued by the DSWT.

The Nursery provides the first stage in the hand-rearing and development of milk dependent baby elephants. Once they graduate from the Nursery, aged 2-3 years, the elephants move to one of the DSWT's Reintegration Centres in Tsavo East National Park, from where they will ultimately return to the wild.

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Excellent visit with great information by staff near Nairobi. Adorable opportunity to see these lovely gentle creatures whilst getting a good brief on how to protect and save this... read more

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Excellent visit with great information by staff near Nairobi. Adorable opportunity to see these lovely gentle creatures whilst getting a good brief on how to protect and save this species and their environment. Lovely opportunity for children

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One on one interaction between small cute animals. What more could you want. We go there regularly. An excellent experience for kids and adults alike. It creates a bond and a sense of wonder for elephants and rhinos. It encourages people to see them as intelligent living beings that have empathy and feelings. Everyone should visit. Poaching and the ivory... More 

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I loved it. I had a chance to see these playful baby elephants and ostrich. Their keepers were very informative about the poaching of adult elephants and the orphans left behind. Good to see signs of humanity that still exist. I was able to take my mother here after we went on safari. We were able to watch the baby... More 

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#1 attraction that we intended to visit! And of course we ended up making an adoption. Roi's mom was another victim of poaching, found standing over his mother by those who rescued him. Good to see lots of other visitors here. And sadly, lots of other babies to be adopted also. Such a fabulous & very necessary center for these... More 

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Great work and the explanation during the visit hour is very detailed. Really worth to visit. A must see.

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It is located in nairobi very easy to access and a place to visit elephant babies and the best time is the feeding time around 11 to 12 pm.

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I read the book written by Daphne and was so excited to finally visit. Wasn't happy that one of the staff members that took the entrance fee (500KSH) was so rushy to take your money and be hostile to any questions. Overal, the organisation is amazing. The animals have so much room and it's so wild. The keepers are gentle... More 

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A wonderful job with the animal orphans . We need more places like the sheldrick fund for our endangered wildlife . It's a trip worth it !

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The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is doing a great service to keep elephants alive and not being extinct. Orphan elephants, due to poachers killing parents, are found in the wild and brought to the reserve to be nurtured and trained to go back to the wild. The process can take over five years. If we want to prevent poaching, we need... More 

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We visited during the visiting hour to see the parade of orphan baby elephants come running in for their morning bottle from their keepers and then playtime in a mud Bath! We returned in the evening for a closer look, dinner parade and tucking into their stalls with their keepers for the night! Adopted one and receive monthly updates on... More 

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