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

Rating: 5 stars  

I had the delightful experience of visiting the Sheldrick orphanage in Nairobi on a trip to Kenya several years ago and have been donating ever since. It was obvious that the orphaned elephants received great care there, and they really loved their caretakers, constantly standing by them and poking them with their trunks while the guys were trying to tell you the stories of all the elephants.

Also, the way the SWT keeps you informed as a donor is unique. I love being able to see videos of the rescues, and to follow the babies' journeys from the orphanage back into the wild. This is a delicate and long-term process which takes years of compassionate caring for the elephants, and sometimes serious medical interventions, before they can be released again into the wild. Sometimes those former orphans come back to "visit" and even bring their wild babies with them! This is truly an indication of their affection for their human partners.

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a very focused and effective organization, highly deserving of our support. The work they do is both important and so heart-warming to see! It is a chance to help these magnificent creatures, who are sadly threatened with extinction, continue to survive and thrive.

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