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“Just precious”

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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Nairobi Day Tour David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center
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Half-Day Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - Elephant Orphanage Tour from Nairobi
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Owner description: 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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Just precious”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We lined up with the masses for the brief hour when we could see the orphaned baby elephants. They were just too cute and such characters! They drank their bottles and then played in the sand, got close enough for us to touch and wrestled with the garden hose. The man giving the talk about what they do at the center, as well as information about each of the individual elephants, was fabulous. It was money well spent to get to see the wonderful things they're doing to help preserve the wildlife in Kenya.

Visited February 2013
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Very emotional and an opportunity to be able to see orphan elephants at very close range, even touching them, and seeing the good work done by the trust

Visited February 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Good Work & Knowledgable”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Congratulations for the good work in conservation of our endangered Ellies and rhinos. It is a blessing to our sustainable tourism mission. We also appreciate the knowledge the caretakers share whenever we visit, well done:-)

Visited September 2012
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Pet baby elephants”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

This is such an amazing place. The care and dedication the people have for the elephants is fantastic. Plus you can foster a baby elephant. Makes a cool gift - "buying an elephant" is better than a sweater!

Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Cute Little Nellys!”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

A great chance to see and touch (if you're lucky) baby elephants, while they are being fed. Very informative talk - if a little sales heavy. It can be super busy but its worth the trek to get there.

Visited November 2012
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