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Robin S.7

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Review for Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA, Laguna Hills, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I live in Alaska. I've visited the nursery several times. I adopted 2 baby elephants, Luggard and Enkesha two years ago. It only cost $50 per year to adopt. Luggard knee was shot and shattered when he was 4 months. He didn't get rescued immediately. Unfortunately by the time he was his knee had permanently fused. Luggard really only has use of 3 of his legs.
At 4 months Enkesha got her trunk caught in a snare. It was almost severed. Sheldrick attempted to reattach the trunk totally but Enkesha like any normal child resisted the bandage. Her trunk is now totally usable but one can see major evidence of the cut made by the snare.
They both just graduated from the nursery! They have move to a permanent home at Umani springs were they will live in an abundant area where they won't have to travel great distances for food. But eventually they will have freedom of the area.
Sheldrick creates opportunity for both local and foreign visitors to see these baby elephants, rhino and more depending on what has been rescued. It is a place of joy but also a place of loss because they don't always win the battle. The community of caretakers are immensely dedicated. Sheldrick helps to employ local people and creates local activist for wildlife.
This is only a small part of what Sheldrick does but the joy of seeing these rescued creatures play and drink their milk is an impactful experience I can't forget and must support.
Robin Smith

Role:  Donor