UNITED STATES FRIENDS OF THE DAVID SHELDRICK WILDLIFE TRUST INC
Rating: 5 stars 6 reviews
Location: 201 N. Illinois St. 16th Floor, South Tower Indianapolis IN 46204 USA
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My wife and I visited the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust nursery in Nairobi in 2014. It appears to be a superbly run organization that has significant impact on conservation efforts in Kenya and elsewhere. Their work goes far beyond simply the saving of baby ellies. We foster orphans for all of our children and grandchildren
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I have visited each of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant rehabilitation sites and couldn't be more impressed. The gentlemen "Keepers" who care for the elephants truly love and respect them. Everything Dame Daphne does is for the benefit of the animals. US Friends is the first organization which actually allowed and encouraged me to use my talents to assist them, and makes me feel just as important to their efforts as a major donor. When I first returned from visiting the nursery on a vacation, I sent a box of school supplies to US Friends of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The President of the organization was going to a meeting and took my box along with him to save the postage costs. Later, I received a personal letter of thanks from Dame Daphne herself.
The Keepers keep in touch via email when you want to know about a specific elephant in their care, or simply find out how their children are doing in school. Many of these young men live far away from their families for long periods of time while they care for the elehants. I cannot recommend this charity strongly enough. I consider these kind people my friends and will continue to help in every way possible throughout my life.
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