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The David Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary

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The David Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary

Today we came back to Nairobi, and headed to the Kazuri bead factory. There we saw the unique manufacturing process of these famous beads and yes they do have a factory outlet where you can buy beautiful Kazuri necklaces for about $15.

Then it was on to the David Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary (www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org). The Shelrick compound was founded by Daphane Sheldrick after her husband David, a wildlife ranger in Tsavo for many years, died.

Before we left Greensboro we sponsored an orphaned elephant for a Christmas present for our goddaughter Sarah, NDII, Sarah's first adopted child, a five month old elephant (born on Ashlie's birthday). Normal elephant viewing time at Sheldrick is at 11am but if you adopt an elephant for $50, you can visit your adoptee at 5pm (by appointment only) after everyone else has left the sancutary except for the elephants and their handlers.

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Hi there. We also adopt orphan elephants from the David Sheldridge Wildlife Trust but have visited at Voi stockades for many years' until two years' ago when all the elephants were shipped to Ithumba. Due to the drought this year they have brought back elephants to Voi therefore if you have your certificate and letter of authorisation from Dame Daphne Sheldridge for your chosen dates you can visit the elephants coming home from the bush at 5 pm for their milk and feed and it is lovely to feed the babies.

We used to be able to visit them at their mud bath during the day and that was awesome - many years' ago - came back caked in mud but so playful and will play football with you etc. Unfortunately this was stopped a few years' ago as some wild elephants were joining the orphans at the mud bath and was too dangerous for the foster parents'. Have met Dame Daphne Sheldridge many times when at Voi and she is a lovely person and so dedicated to the care of the orphan elephants. She showed us where she and her husband lived at Voi when the orphanage was first started.

A great experience.

Kind regards Malaika

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we are visiting the voi stockades on the 15 of april cant wait

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You will have a great time!!!!! Make sure that your own elephant is there as some are at Nairobi, some brought back to Voi and the majority at Ithumba from Voi. Did you read the 2009 David Sheldridge News Magazine which each foster parent receives? It was quite sad in parts.

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we did read it and it is sad but so much good work is being done.We have sponsered 2 ellies and they are both at voi

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