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World Scout Bureau team joins in saving orphaned elephants

1st Jan 2010

A group from the World Scout Bureau Support Team had a chance of making several rounds in Nairobi. One of the most exciting places they made a stop at was David Sheldrick Conservation Foundation. This is a safe haven for orphaned baby elephants, whose mothers have in most cases perished in the hands of poachers.

Daphne Sheldrick and her team of dedicated staff nurture the young elephants until they are strong enough to be released back into the wild, usually when they reach three years old.

To-date, the foundation prides itself of having saved over 60 orphaned baby elephants.

In the spirit of Scouting, the group left a positive mark at the foundation by adopting a two-year-old baby elephant named Tumaren, at the small cost of USD 50. Tumaren was rescued when she was only 10 months old, standing by her dying mother. With the care she received, she is now a lively calf, playing with her peers.

To adopt an elephant, it costs only USD 50. Your generous contribution will enable the foundation to feed and provide care to the orphaned elephants. If you are interested in supporting this cause, please visit the website of the Orphanage at the address www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org.

Story: Milutin Milosevic