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Esampu has been outdoing herself in terms of mischief-making. When the mini matriarchs thwarted her attempts to whisk away one of the babies, she gave Tagwa a retaliatory shove as she stormed off. Unfortunately, this created a domino effect which ended with the little one toppling over! After receiving a stern rebuke from Mbegu, Esampu stomped into a thicket, where she expressed her anger about the whole situation by dramatically breaking branches.

To foster Esampu, click the link in our bio or visit:
www.thedswt.org/esampu



Photo ©️ David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust 
#DSWT #Esampu #EsampuDSWT #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #nairobi #dswtnursery #africa #BeKindToElephants #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #nairobinationalpark #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants

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IVORY
BELONGS TO THE
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Filmed a few days ago by our friends @savetheelephants. Incredible footage of Nablus, from the Biblical Towns family, fiercely defending her two day old calf from a lion. @savetheelephants name resident families who use Samburu National Park thematically to help with monitoring them. The latest member to be named is from the First Ladies Family. She was named after, Canadian’s lady, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau (@sophiegregoiretrudeau) #closecall #ivorybelongstoelephants #knotonmyplanet #elephantcrisisfund #savetheelephants @elephantcrisisfund @doutzen @jean_campbell @wildnetorg Footage: Matt Brierely

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Oh Africa, you have my heart. ❤️ #Repost @dswt with @get_repost
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A game of “Guess Who?” for you: You may know this calf best as the Nursery’s resident nurturer, but when we rescued her as a tiny calf, she needed some comforting herself!
Leave your best guess in the comments and to see if you hit the mark, scroll to the bottom of this caption.



Photo ©️ David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
#DSWT #Mbegu #MbeguDSWT #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #nairobi #dswtnursery #africa #BeKindToElephants #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #nairobinationalpark #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants

ANSWER: Mbegu! This photo was taken in 2014, shortly after she was rescued from a classroom. To read her story, visit www.thedswt.org/mbegu

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Only elephants should wear ivory.

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The Chinese government's ban on its domestic ivory trade sends a message to the general public in China that the life of elephants is more important than the ivory carving culture.

@elephant.__.lover @barnfly @the_explorers_club @richardwiese @elephantfanworld #richardwiese #ivorybelongstoelephants #ivoryfree #chinabansivorytrade #wgbh

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TGIF
Tag a friend you would love to see an African sunset with!
#agesapparel
📷@ingwe911

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It’s not often that we find Tagwa playing games; she prefers to busy herself with the little ones — and even the not-so-little ones! The two-year-old is a mother figure to the Nursery infants (like Sattao, photo 1) and a role model to her peers, (like Malkia, photo 2). The only time she ever creates a fuss is then a new rescue arrives: Determined to get a glimpse of the newcomer, she will loiter outside their stockade and even throw a mini tantrum if she is not granted access!

Tagwa was rescued in May 2016, after she was found alone on the slopes of Mount Kenya.
This #DSWTFosterFriday, support her future by fostering her. Click the link in our bio or visit:
www.thedswt.org/tagwa



Photo ©️ David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
#DSWT #Tagwa #TagwaDSWT #Sattao #SattaoDSWT #Malkia #MalkiaDSWT #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #nairobi #dswtnursery #africa #BeKindToElephants #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #nairobinationalpark #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants

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#Repost @dswt with @get_repost
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Sneak attack!

To learn more about the orphaned elephants we’re currently raising, click the link in our bio or visit:
www.thedswt.org/foster



Photo ©️ David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust / Martin de la Torre
#DSWT #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #nairobi #dswtnursery #africa #BeKindToElephants #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #nairobinationalpark #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants

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I like to turn out the lights, tickle the ivories and pretend that I am Bill Evans playing Disney songs. Can you dig that? #piano #jazz #billevans #Disney #winniethepooh #ivorybelongstoelephants #sillyoldbear

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Adorable 💜💫💕 Repost from @dswt using @RepostRegramApp - Sneak attack!

To learn more about the orphaned elephants we’re currently raising, click the link in our bio or visit:
www.thedswt.org/foster



Photo ©️ David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust / Martin de la Torre
#DSWT #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #nairobi #dswtnursery #africa #BeKindToElephants #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #nairobinationalpark #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants

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Mi gordita cuando era bebé ..#fosterelephant #mbegu #babyelephant #tbt
#Repost @dswt
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A game of “Guess Who?” for you: You may know this calf best as the Nursery’s resident nurturer, but when we rescued her as a tiny calf, she needed some comforting herself!
Leave your best guess in the comments and to see if you hit the mark, scroll to the bottom of this caption.



Photo ©️ David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
#DSWT #Mbegu #MbeguDSWT #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #nairobi #dswtnursery #africa #BeKindToElephants #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #nairobinationalpark #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants

ANSWER: Mbegu! This photo was taken in 2014, shortly after she was rescued from a classroom. To read her story, visit www.thedswt.org/mbegu

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Sooo cute! 🐘💕
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#Repost @dswt
Sneak attack!

To learn more about the orphaned elephants we’re currently raising, click the link in our bio or visit:
www.thedswt.org/foster



Photo ©️ David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust / Martin De La Torre
#DSWT #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #nairobi #dswtnursery #africa #BeKindToElephants #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #nairobinationalpark #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants

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Sneak attack!

To learn more about the orphaned elephants we’re currently raising, click the link in our bio or visit:
www.thedswt.org/foster



Photo ©️ David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust / Martin de la Torre
#DSWT #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #nairobi #dswtnursery #africa #BeKindToElephants #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #nairobinationalpark #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants

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When they can't quite control their trunks yet, feel like giants, charge at you to show their strength, but run away when they realise they still need to grow a bit to make that charge anything but adorable. ⠀

Give them the future to grow.⠀


#IvoryBelongsToElephants ⠀⠀
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#BeKindToElephants ⠀⠀
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#southluangwa #elephant #safari #safariworld #zambia #travelzambia #travelphotos #travelworld d #keepexploring #globe_travel #bigfive #tusker #animal_captures #animals_in_world #splendid_animals #animals_captures #animal_fanatics #animalelite #animal_sultans #wildlifephotography #earthfocus #ourplanetdaily #earthofficial #natgeoyourshot #nationalgeographic #awesome_earthpix #everyonefallsforzambia #babyelephant

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#Repost @dswt (@get_repost)
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もう #ゾウ さんがかわいすぎて、かわいすぎて❤️
#かわいい #kawaii #野生動物 #子供
Although they zoom home en masse (with a warthog or two in their wake!), each of the orphans in our care has a different bedtime ritual. Some, like Murit, start snoring practically the moment they finish their milk bottle. Others, like Esampu, sneak around and try to steal as many greens as possible. Musiara, Sattao, and the other babies bunk up with their Keepers, while big boys like Ndotto and Lasayen prefer to have their stockades to themselves. Luggard has even been known to put himself to bed, returning home ahead of the rest of the Nursery herd to have an early night!

This year, and every year, we’re committed to giving these different personalities the personalized care that they deserve. To support our work, visit:
www.thedswt.org/donate



Video ©️ David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
#DSWT #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #nairobi #dswtnursery #africa #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #nairobinationalpark #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #DSWTat40 #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants #bekindtoelephants

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My baby!! ❤️❤️❤️ #Repost @dswt
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A game of “Guess Who?” for you: You may know this calf best as the Nursery’s resident nurturer, but when we rescued her as a tiny calf, she needed some comforting herself!
Leave your best guess in the comments and to see if you hit the mark, scroll to the bottom of this caption.



Photo ©️ David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
#DSWT #Mbegu #MbeguDSWT #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #nairobi #dswtnursery #africa #BeKindToElephants #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #nairobinationalpark #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants

ANSWER: Mbegu! This photo was taken in 2014, shortly after she was rescued from a classroom. To read her story, visit www.thedswt.org/mbegu

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Peek-a-boo! Did you know Elephants are specialists in seismic communication, relying upon sound waves that travel within the surface of the ground instead of through the air?
https://www.google.com/amp/www.sfgate.com/science/amp/Elephants-can-hear-through-their-feet-2593114.php
#elephants #africanelephants #savetheelephants #stoppoaching #ivorybelongstoelephants #babyelephants #adolescentelephants #africa #zambia #chobe #choberiver #chobenationalpark #chobeelephants

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Um selbst in größter Dürre noch Wasser zu finden, fressen Elefanten die Rinde bestimmter Bäume. Deshalb sehen einige Gebiete, in denen die Dickhäuter leben, teils sehr verwüstet aus.

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A game of “Guess Who?” for you: You may know this calf best as the Nursery’s resident nurturer, but when we rescued her as a tiny calf, she needed some comforting herself!
Leave your best guess in the comments and to see if you hit the mark, scroll to the bottom of this caption.



Photo ©️ David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
#DSWT #Mbegu #MbeguDSWT #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #nairobi #dswtnursery #africa #BeKindToElephants #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #nairobinationalpark #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants

ANSWER: Mbegu! This photo was taken in 2014, shortly after she was rescued from a classroom. To read her story, visit www.thedswt.org/mbegu

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#Repost @dswt with @get_repost
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As human populations increase, space for wildlife is shrinking. Now, more than ever, places like the Kimana Sanctuary — 5,700 acres of land that serves as an essential corridor for the Amboseli elephants — are more important than ever. So, it gives us great pleasure to announce that in a partnership that benefits both the elephants and the community, we will be able to secure this essential wilderness!
Working with the Big Life Foundation and the Kenya Wildlife Service, and thanks to generous donations from our supporters, we will cover the cost of the land leases in the Kimana Sanctuary. These leases will be paid to local communities, thus providing the landowners with vital income and incentivizing them to use the land for conservation instead of agricultural purposes. Wildlife wins too; now, elephants will be able to safely roam between the Amboseli ecosystem, the Chyulu Hills, and into Tsavo West National Park via this beautiful sanctuary.
Cc: @biglifeafrica @kenyawildlifeservice

Read more about this exciting partnership:
www.thedswt.org/kimana-sanctuary






Photo ©️ David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
#DSWT #elephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #africa #BeKindToElephants #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants #savinghabitats #kimanasanctuary #amboseli

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One of my big “whys-“ raising money & awareness for these majickal creatures. 🐘💙🐘💙
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Elephants. Just one of many reasons why the men and women of Big Life work tirelessly to keep the Greater Amboseli-Tsavo ecosystem intact.
Photo: Axel Fassio
#elephants #community #conservation #biglifefoundation #amboseli #kenya #EastAfrica #ivorybelongstoelephants

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Good morning, its @Livonashoestring with more photos from my African adventure! Have you ever seen anything so cute in your life?! These little guys have all come to the DSWT in Nairobi for a variety of heartbreaking reasons, from being shot by poachers, born premature, getting their trunks trapped in snares to their parents dying as a result of poaching. The Wildlife Trust has so far successfully rehabilitated over 150 elephants and rhinos and released them back into the wild of Kenya.
#DSWT #conversation #saynotopoaching #jointheheard #worthmorealive

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