In Nairobi now, getting ready to head to Uganda for gorilla trekking and then on to the orphanage.
Yesterday, I visited the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant sanctuary. They've rescued about 80 elephants and I had the chance to see bout 15 of them, ranging in age from just a few months to a few years.
The elephants are so awkward on their feet - clumsy. They kept falling over, some could barely get back up.
Most of the elephants are victims of poaching - either they have been injured in snares or orphaned when their mothers were killed. As babies, they are so delicate and the keepers stay with them 24 hours a day to help them grow. They are fed with oversized bottles of baby formula.
When they are old enough they are released into the wild - the elephants decide for themselves when they want to go - and often come back to visit the nursery.
More info can be found here: www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org. It's definitely worth a quick peek!
Say NO to ivory.