The Elephant Orphanage in Kenya
The David Sheldrik Wildlife Trust includes the most successful elephant orphanage in Africa, having successfully raised 244 elephants and hand-raised 17 rhinos. Rehabilitated orphans living in the wild have given birth to 30 babies of their own. Saving orphaned elephant babies makes little sense without conserving the natural habitat they are meant to be re-introduced to. Among other projects, this involves anti-poaching activities, community outreach and ever-ready veterinary units.