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Rimland, a Reteti Keeper, sits with Kinya. She was found by Samburu warriors trapped in a hand-dug well in the Sera Wildlife Conservancy. After waiting close to 36 hours, Kinya's mother didn't return, so the team made the decision to bring her back to Reteti.
Photo by @amivitale.

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Photo by @amivitale. Naomi Leshongoro with one of the orphaned elephants in her dedicated care at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) in Kenya. She and her Samburu colleagues at Reteti are some of the first indigenous female wildlife keepers in all of Africa. You can learn more about Reteti in my National Geographic story, out on newsstands now: https://tinyurl.com/kvopc69

Follow all of us, @r.e.s.c.u.e, nearby @sararacamp and @amivitale to support and learn more about these initiatives.
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Photo by @amivitale for @natgeo. Elephants on parade near Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) in Northern Kenya. The herd of rescued elephants, orphaned by environmental changes and habitat loss, are under round-the-clock care by Reteti's highly trained wildlife keepers. They go for hikes in order to learn the landscape and model behavior for each other, which helps give them a high chance of being reunited with their family herds. My story on the incredible work happening at Reteti will be in print in the August issue of National Geographic.
Follow @r.e.s.c.u.e, nearby @sararacamp and @amivitale to learn more about these initiatives and help support their work!

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Bawa is getting some love from Shaba. Bawa has gotten beneath Shaba and is looking for affection. Shaba is acting like a mother, letting him nestle so close beneath her head.

Photo by @natgeo photographer @amivitale.

#elephants #retetielephants #northkenya #elephant #kenya #Namunyak #saveelephants @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo

If you love birds this scarf design is for you! Visit @miakoraltd to see how beautifully they have adapted it for one of their gorgeous scarves! Mia Kora are launching a wonderful range of scarves adapted from my artworks to help raise funds for the new community run elephant sanctuary in northern Kenya .
#retetielephants #elephants #redbilledhornbills #watercolour #conservation @r.e.s.c.u.e @amivitale @sararacamp @katie.rowe

To all those valiantly fighting for the dignity and survival of this incredible species...thank you. #WorldElephantDay #maasaimara #dswt #WildAid #retetielephants

Video by @amivitale. Happy #WorldElephantDay! It was a privilege to be able to tell the heartwarming story of Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), the first indigenous-owned and run elephant sanctuary in all of Africa. It's so easy to forget all the amazing things happening in the world and in this pocket of northern Kenya, without fanfare, nothing less than a miracle is occurring. It is the beginnings of a transformation in the way Samburus relate to wild animals they have long feared. This oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is as much about the people as it is about elephants. Please support Reteti (@r.e.s.c.u.e) today on World Elephant Day and consider donating or following them and their incredible work through their website and social media. The sanctuary is helping to change the lives of the people in the community as well as the animals under their care. Your support will help these iconic animals and the communities that care for them — will you join them?

Read more about Reteti in my @NatGeo story: https://tinyurl.com/kvopc69

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Reteti Keeper Mary leads Shaba, Bawa and Pokot on their wilderness walk. Bawa has always shadowed Shaba. After his rescue, when Bawa was finally strong enough to start going out on walks, Shaba would never leave Bawa and Bawa would never leave Shaba.

Photo by @natgeo photographer @amivitale.

#elephants #retetielephants #northkenya #elephant #kenya #Namunyak #saveelephants @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo

Photo by @amivitale for @natgeo. Patience is not an elephant virtue at feeding time at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) in Northern Kenya. Amos Leleruk and his elephant hangers-on step out for a meal. In the wild, weaning usually occurs when elephants are five to 10 years old. At Reteti, half-gallon-size bottles of special formula are given every three hours around the clock, and drinking is a noisy, slurpy affair. Read more about Reteti in my @NatGeo story: https://tinyurl.com/kvopc69

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Photo by @amivitale. Naomi Leshongoro with one of the orphaned elephants in her dedicated care at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) in Kenya. She and her Samburu colleagues at Reteti are some of the first indigenous female wildlife keepers in all of Africa. You can learn more about Reteti in my National Geographic story, out on newsstands now: https://tinyurl.com/kvopc69

Follow us, @r.e.s.c.u.e and @amivitale, to support and learn more about these initiatives.
#DontLetThemDisappear @nrt_kenya @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #elephant #saveelephants #retetielephants #kenya #photojournalism #amivitale

@Regrann from @r.e.s.c.u.e - Rimland, a Reteti Keeper, sits with Kinya. She was found by Samburu warriors trapped in a hand-dug well in the Sera Wildlife Conservancy. After waiting close to 36 hours, Kinya's mother didn't return, so the team made the decision to bring her back to Reteti.
Photo by @amivitale.

#elephants #retetielephants #northkenya #elephant #kenya #Namunyak #saveelephants @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo - #regrann

Rimland, a Reteti Keeper, sits with Kinya. She was found by Samburu warriors trapped in a hand-dug well in the Sera Wildlife Conservancy. After waiting close to 36 hours, Kinya's mother didn't return, so the team made the decision to bring her back to Reteti.
Photo by @amivitale.

#elephants #retetielephants #northkenya #elephant #kenya #Namunyak #saveelephants @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo

Bawa is getting some love from Shaba. Bawa has gotten beneath Shaba and is looking for affection. Shaba is acting like a mother, letting him nestle so close beneath her head.

Photo by @natgeo photographer @amivitale.

#elephants #retetielephants #northkenya #elephant #kenya #Namunyak #saveelephants @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo

Günaydın ...Başka hayatlara dokunalım mı 😊 Kenya Kutsal Fil Koruma alanı 🤗---Do we touch other lives・・Naomi Leshongoro with one of the orphaned elephants in her dedicated care at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) in Kenya.#otherworld #otherwordy #elephant #retetielephants #care #nature #animalkingdom

stop killing elephants! don't buy ivory!!! #Repost @natgeo
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Photo by @amivitale. Naomi Leshongoro with one of the orphaned elephants in her dedicated care at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) in Kenya. She and her Samburu colleagues at Reteti are some of the first indigenous female wildlife keepers in all of Africa. You can learn more about Reteti in my National Geographic story, out on newsstands now: https://tinyurl.com/kvopc69

Follow all of us, @r.e.s.c.u.e, nearby @sararacamp and @amivitale to support and learn more about these initiatives.
#DontLetThemDisappear @nrt_kenya @lewa_wildlife @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #elephant #saveelephants #retetielephants #kenya #photojournalism #amivitale

Photo by @amivitale. Naomi Leshongoro with one of the orphaned elephants in her dedicated care at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) in Kenya. She and her Samburu colleagues at Reteti are some of the first indigenous female wildlife keepers in all of Africa. You can learn more about Reteti in my National Geographic story, out on newsstands now: https://tinyurl.com/kvopc69

Follow us, @r.e.s.c.u.e and @amivitale, to support and learn more about these initiatives.
#DontLetThemDisappear @nrt_kenya @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #elephant #saveelephants #retetielephants #kenya #photojournalism #amivitale

Reteti Keeper Mary leads Shaba, Bawa and Pokot on their wilderness walk. Bawa has always shadowed Shaba. After his rescue, when Bawa was finally strong enough to start going out on walks, Shaba would never leave Bawa and Bawa would never leave Shaba.

Photo by @natgeo photographer @amivitale.

#elephants #retetielephants #northkenya #elephant #kenya #Namunyak #saveelephants @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo

#3/4 A little hand goes a long way - Loijipu, the little black rhino at Reteti Elephant Orphanage (@r.e.s.c.u.e ) has a strong bond with his keeper. We were with him for a while and the whole time he looked for nuzzles, just like a puppy. He was also curious, coming towards us for a sniff but then heading straight back "home" 💞🦏💞#africa #kenya #rhino #blackrhino #wildlife #wildlifephotography #retetielephants #samburu #whyilovesaruni #whyilovekenya #eaguests #eaguestphotos #whencanigoback #natgeowild

#2/4 All baby animals seek comfort. In this case, little black baby rhino Loijipu, safe at Reteti Elephant Orphanage (@r.e.s.c.u.e ) finds it within the bond with his keeper, a Samburu warrior 💞The aim of Reteti is to release their charges back into the same areas from which they've been saved #africa #kenya #whyilovekenya #rhino #blackrhino #namanyukconservancy #wildlife #wildlifephotography #retetielephants #whyilovesaruni #eaguests #eaguestphotos #whencanigoback

12 de agosto foi dia Mundial dos Elefantes! ❤
#Repost @r.e.s.c.u.e (@get_repost)
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Happy World Elephant Day, everyone! Here's Bawa strutting through camp.
Bawa came to us when he was only two-weeks-old, perhaps younger. He had gotten stuck and submerged in the mud for a long time near a dam in Maralal. His eyes were completely sunburned from staring up at the sun, and he had swallowed so very much mud. He skin was peeling from the burns when he arrived and he was very, very sick. When he arrived, the veterinarian who had examined him told us they had delivered a dead elephant. Bawa had arrived in such bad shape, the veterinarian did not think recovery was possible.
To save him, our team worked non-stop upwards of 48 hours, never leaving his side. He was on an IV drip and on oxygen. It took many weeks of dedicated work and loving care to help him recover. As you can see he is now a strong, healthy, big boy of seven months and a success story we are so glad to be able to share. If you are able, you can make a donation to help support little guys like Bawa through our website in celebration of the World Elephants Day. Photo by @amivitale.
#elephants #retetielephants #northkenya #kenya #Namunyak #saveelephants @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo

#1/4 This is little Loijipu. This little black rhino was abandoned by his mother from birth, but very fortunately taken in quickly by the wonderful people at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e ) in Namanyuk. And we had the absolute pleasure of meeting him as a result of staying at Saruni Rhino. Which is #whyilovesaruni - an hour with this baby = a lifetime of love 💞🦏💞#Africa #kenya #whyilovekenya #retetielephants #reteti #saruni #sarunirhino #samburu #wildlife #wildlifephotography #blackrhino #rhino #whyilovesaruni #eaguests #eaguestphotos #whencanigoback

#Repost @natgeo
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Photo by @amivitale for @natgeo. Elephants on parade near Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) in Northern Kenya. The herd of rescued elephants, orphaned by environmental changes and habitat loss, are under round-the-clock care by Reteti's highly trained wildlife keepers. They go for hikes in order to learn the landscape and model behavior for each other, which helps give them a high chance of being reunited with their family herds. My story on the incredible work happening at Reteti will be in print in the August issue of National Geographic.
Follow @r.e.s.c.u.e, nearby @sararacamp and @amivitale to learn more about these initiatives and help support their work!

@lewa_wildlife @nrt_kenya @nature_africa @conservationorg @tusk_org @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #retetielephants #amivitale

Photo by @amivitale. Naomi Leshongoro with one of the orphaned elephants in her dedicated care at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) in Kenya. She and her Samburu colleagues at Reteti are some of the first indigenous female wildlife keepers in all of Africa. You can learn more about Reteti in my National Geographic story, out on newsstands now: https://tinyurl.com/kvopc69

Follow all of us, @r.e.s.c.u.e, nearby @sararacamp and @amivitale to support and learn more about these initiatives.
#DontLetThemDisappear @sararacamp @nrt_kenya @lewa_wildlife @conservationorg @tusk_org @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @nikonusa @nature_africa #elephant #saveelephants #retetielephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador #nikond5s #photojournalism #amivitale

Mary, one of Reteti’s first female elephant keepers caresses Suyian, our first resident. Suyian was rescued in September 2016 when she was just four weeks old.

Thank you @amivitale for sharing you @natgeo photo with us!

#elephants #retetielephants #northkenya#kenya #Namunyak #saveelephants@nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @sararacamp @kenyawildlifeservice@sandiegozoo

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