Daphne Sheldrick and Jill Woodley of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust taught us a great deal.
Raising an orphaned baby elephant is like adopting an orphaned person.
They need close care and support well into their teenage years.
The Trust’s continued commitment and dedication is enormous and inspiring. Amara purchased a vehicle for one of their desnaring teams named the Burra Team. They worked in Tsavo, and were named after a feisty a little baby elephant found with a snare around his neck nearly cutting off his ear, preventing him from eating, who would have died had they not rescued him.
Amara funded the first 6 months of Burra’s care at the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, where we visited frequently. He’s tough, and through the love and care given by the Sheldrick’s, became an elephant living in the wild.
Several years after he entered the wild, Burra was spotted with his distinctive cut ear, over 60 kilometers from where he was raised, living wild with a group of young male elephants!