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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Address: Mbagathi Road | Kws Workshop Entrance - Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00503, Kenya
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+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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Visited Sana Sana & Rapa, my adopted orphans.

Wonderful to see such tender loving care given to the elephant orphans, who really depend on their keepers for emotional and physical needs. They're just like children. Feeding... read more

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful to see such tender loving care given to the elephant orphans, who really depend on their keepers for emotional and physical needs. They're just like children. Feeding time is a special time for them, and especially the bottle of milk. Some crashed after a whole day in the bush. They seemed very secure in their environment. Google Sheldrick and... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My 4th visit. Amazing work to save baby elephants. There is a public viewing at noon, (about $5) and a more private viewing at 5pm if you foster one of the baby elies. Well worth the visit. You will be inspired.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After following the DSWT for several years and fostering an ellie and a rhino, we finally made it over to see them. The public are allowed in for an hour midday and we assemble around a rope barrier surrounding the water hole. The baby ellies were allowed down to the water a few at a time from the bush where... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

These are the biggest most lovable, playful babies I have ever interacted with. The Wildlife Trust operates within the expansive Nairobi National Park. The elephants were vocal and adorable during their feeding time. Some are more comfortable than others to interact with visitors. They are leaners and like to roll in the mud so be prepared. It was one of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To see that there are people who deeply care for Elephants and sacrifice so much to give them a second chance was humbling. It was hurt breaking to hear the sad stories of how the little elephants were orphaned. Main reason poaching! I have visiste this place twice and it’s a MUST GO to for people who care about wildlife... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must see for out of town guests. The care of these baby elephants is so amazing and inspiring and the story of their plight is so important for all of us to understand how endangered these beautiful animals really are.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

100% MUST GO if you love animals. I visited 11years ago, fostering rhino Shida back then (sadly now departed) and am pleased to say the elephant herds of rescued babies look to be loving every minute of their time here. DSWT does an amazing job of rescuing, supporting and rebuilding the lives of orphaned baby elephants in sometimes tragic circumstances.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Seeing the baby elephants come in from play is a thrilling sight. Handlers live with them and help keep them wild. They do a fantastic job of promoting adoption of babies... not realty but your contribution helps support their work.

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was an OK visit. The 3 year old enjoyed getting up close to baby elephants. We arrived in the parking lot about 30 minutes before the park opened on a Saturday morning. The line was already long. The staff started letting us in about ten minutes before 11. It took us about 15 minutes to get to the pay... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great and touching stories of the baby elephants who survives due to human passion for wildlife conservation.Highly recommended to pay a visit.

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