Mary Jayne Cassidy » Travel, Development, Spiritual Growth

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FOR THE LOVE OF ELEPHANTS

I just added another ad to the bottom of my blog. This one is for David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an organization located in Nairobi, Kenya that rescues and rehabilitates orphan elephants and rhinos in East Africa. I can spend hours on their website reading about the elephant’s stories and looking at their photo album. They keep diaries online about each of the elephants which are really fun to read.

I had the opportunity to visit the elephant orphanage in 2011 when I was in Kenya for a work trip.  I wrote a blog post about the visit. What I admired the most were the men (yes, I only saw men unfortunately) who cared for the animals. Their relationship with each of the elephants is so special. They are clearly passionate about their work.

Last year for Christmas, I fostered an elephant for my neice. She loves animals and especially elephants. My mom since then has fostered an elephant. And I foster Orok myself. I chose him because we share the same birthday (his being a few years after mine).

 

MJ - 14 November 2014 - 11:02 am

What an awesome gift idea for a child. Maddie used to tell her friends she has an elephant. Lol

Maggie - 14 November 2014 - 10:05 am

We had a friend (Nicole) adopt an elephant for Alden! It was the best gift! He has the watercolor print the shelter sent hanging in his room. We get monthly updates too. Such a great org!

MJ - 14 November 2014 - 8:15 am

Thanks for the comment. I’ve never met anyone who has visited who has said anything different. They are doing good work!!

Becky - 14 November 2014 - 7:18 am

I went to visit when I was in Kenya and fell in love with both the elephants and the organization. They do amazing work even for the animals that just need a vet who have been injured from poachers. Very cool of you to promote them!

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