The David Sheldrick animal orphanage was set up to look after orphaned baby elephants and black rhinos until they are old enough to join the others in the wild.
It is a small, flexible charity, established in 1977 to honour to memory of a famous Naturalist, David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE, the founder Warden of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya, where he served from its inception in 1948 until his transfer to Nairobi in 1976 to head the Planning Unit of the newly created Wildlife Conservation & Management Department. David died 6 months later but his legacy of excellence and the systems he installed for the management of Tsavo and wildlife generally in Kenya, particularly in the sphere of wildlife husbandry and ethics, lives on.
The orphanage is open to the public daily between 11:00am and midday, for one hour when the baby elephants are taking their mud baths.
For more information, visit www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org