Instagram post by @terrimakasi M Terri Makasi

If we stop the buying, the killing can too.

I heard about the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage from @theellenshow . There are 19 baby elephants that are currently cared for in this orphanage, rescued from ivory poachers who have killed their mothers for their ivory tusks. Some of them are approximately 3 months old.
It will take about a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 10 years for an elephant in the orphanage to be able to be accepted back into the wild (and for the wild to be acceptable for them). This orphanage spends about 900 usd per month for the care of each elephant , relying only on donations and the fees they collect (500 Kenyan Shillings per person per entry) for the viewing during their one hour feeding time once a day between the hours of 11-12 in the morning.
The #DavidSheldrickWildlifeTrust is dedicated to rescuing animals in the wild. These baby elephants are being shown to tourists to teach about wildlife protection and conservation, as well as to raise funds for their care before they are released back into the wild.

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