This is a wonderful attraction for kids because they can get "up close and personal" with the elephants and actually touch and walk with them. At first, we weren't keen on going since we had been to the Serengeti a couple of years ago and had seen many many elephant herds in the wild. This is perhaps why it is difficult for me to give this 5 stars. However, it was quite near the other attractions we had planned to visit so in the end, we opted to go. The sanctuary houses five elephants - three females and two males. These were orphan elephants rescued (from Zimbabwe, I believe) and two had had the tips of their trunks cut off so they had to be trained to use their trunks differently in order to suck up water and food. Another one of the elephants had a birth defect and was born without tusks which is surely a disadvantage when living in the wild. After learning about the history of these elephants, we then walked with them in a line, one by one, holding on to the elephants trunks. We were able to touch various parts of the elephants and learn more about their anatomy. When walking with an elephant, I was struck by the sheer power of its trunk.
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