An Inspiring Survivor
We’ve committed to sponsoring the care of this little elephant, Burra. He was found with a snare wrapped tightly around his neck and ear, by a team who were chasing elephants off farms around the park. He fell behind as he was so weak, and his mother left him.
Danny Woodley and Isaac Maina removed the snare with Herculean effort. Danny is the Warden of Tsavo East Northern Area, an area over 5,500 square miles. He works very hard and he and his wife are also caring for the baby leapord, Mtito, for whom we raised over $1,000. Isaac was the head keeper at the elephant orphanage, and is now the team leader for the de-snaring team.
We are paying for Burra’s full keep at the Sheldrick Trust, which is $750/month, at least for the first six months. We have also supplied the vehicle for and are pledging more support for Isaac’s team. (Isaac’s team is called the, “Bura Team” by the Trust, partly in honour of the little elephant, and also because of the area of where he was found, Bura, is one of their prime work areas at present.) There are a lot of snares there.
Burra is an example of the pointless tragedies perpetuated by snares, but he is recovering nicely in the care of the Sheldrick Trust, with his new family of keepers and other little orphaned eles.
Thanks to all for your continued support!