Elephant Nursery in Kenya:  Nestled in the city that never sleeps of Nairobi, this place could be perhaps best described as an oasis in the desert for young elephants who have lost their parents, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage. Here committed carers have served to nurse back to health the lost babies to release into the wild after being ousted by poachers, interference between humans and elephants, or any other factor that endangers these innocents’ lives. Watch together with us as we depict the story of the care and protection of the elephants and the amazing relationship between people and these magnificent creatures in this special place.

  1. A Haven for Orphaned Elephants:

 From merely an orphanage for elephants in Kenya, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage is proving to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Established in 1977 by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick in honor of her beloved and famous husband David Sheldrick the orphanage has been a home for hundreds of elephants who were given a second chance in their lives. It may have become one of the leading elephant sanctuary and rescue organizations in the entire world where dedicated staff were always on duty attending to the needs of the young elephants who have been rejected by their natural parents.

Elephant Nursery in Kenya
Elephant Nursery in Kenya
  1. Educational and Inspirational:

 When one visits the Elephant Orphanage one gets to interact with baby elephants and also get to learn about the behavior patterns, social structure, and conservation issues affecting elephants. The audience effectively gains knowledge from guides’ presentations on the operation of the orphanage, work for rescuing and rehabilitating elephants, major threats to wild elephants, and the significance in conservationist actions to preserve elephants and other wildlife’s future in Kenya.

  1. Feeding and Interaction:

 It is recommended that one of the best things to do while on the Elephant Orphanage is to witness the elephants feed and bathe in mud. The public is awestruck when the orphaned calves, Most of them being led by their minders from the boon depart with unnatural zeal to lap up their bottles of milk formula with advisable nourishment for them. Subsequently, the elephants move around in circles, splashing the water and dust on themselves to protect their skin from direct burning sun during the day. It is indeed a heart-touching show which gives us an insight into the tender side of these big animals.

  1. Adoption Program:

 The center of interest of the Elephant Orphanage is that tourists can become patrons of the trustee organization and contribute to the saving and rehabilitation of the animals. Lights are the things that lit up for the visitors and thus they get a chance to take care of the orphaned elephants by paying the cost of looking after them including the food given, medical expenses and around-the-clock supervision by qualified keepers. On the other side, adoptive parents get updated photographs and detailed news feeds of their elephants and the feeling that they are assisting in the improvement of the conditions of these young elephants.

  1. Practical Information:

 – Location: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage; This orphanage is found in Nairobi National Park about 20 km from Nairobi’s central business district.

 – Visiting Hours: The members of the public are allowed to observe feeding sessions in the orphanage from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM while the foster parents and other VIPS are allowed to visit the orphanage on an appointment.

 – Donations: As earlier pointed out, one might be freely admitted into the orphanage, but donations are always welcomed to fund the conservation of the trust. The public can also help by buying items such as t-shirts and other related and relevant products from the gift shop which is always located nearby.


Elephant Nursery in Kenya is one of the most touching and worthwhile attractions that touches the heart of anyone who decides to go there regardless of their age. From the playful behavior of baby elephants to knowing the ongoing struggle of the hard-working caregivers, it is a strong message that a world that includes love, determination, and the bond of people and animals is possible. At the end of our journey pampered by their presence, one cannot help but be more duty-bound to continue to fight for the creatures’ environment to afford elephant and other wildlife future generations’ consolation of sighting the majestic creatures in the wild.

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