We were initally very eager about coming to this "elephant orphanage" to learn about these abandoned elephants. But, our time there was rather boring. The Trust is now caring for 14 elephants that they plan to reintroduce to the wild within 8 years of having taken them in. What could have been fascinating, was quite otherwise. We were introduced to each elephant, told its name and told how it came to the orphanage. Hearing the same thing about 14 elephants that we cannot tell apart from each other was tedious. Our knowledge of these wonderful creatures was not enhanced in any way.
When in Zimbabwe our experience at the elephant orphanage was quite thrilling. We were able to feed the baby elephants, touch them, meet their trainer, and learn how they are treated and trained and reintroduced into the wild. None of that happened at this Trust. A disappointing experience. Even though this review is negative, I would still recommend going to see all these wonderful babies which you may not get to see in the wild.
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