- Nairobi Animal Orphanage is set in Nairobi National park with lush green vegetation contrasting against the red dust and clay soil. It was established in 1964 as a refuge and rehabilitation center for wild animals found abandoned or injured throughout Kenya. Animals received at the facility undergo a thorough medical examination followed by treatment if necessary, before entering into an appropriate feeding and rehabilitation program. This important educational and training facility is often home to more than 20 different animals and bird species.
Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
- The orphanage is located within the Nairobi National Park, with the entrance on Nairobi to Kiserian Road, opposite the Kenya School of Communication Studies. It is a center for the rehabilitation and rearing of orphaned baby elephants. It was founded by Daphne Sheldrick in 1977 in honor of her late husband and famous naturalist, David Leslie William Sheldrick. Daphne Sheldrick, his wife, continues his work of raising orphan elephants that have been brought to her from all over the country. The orphanage is a charitable organization and is open to visitors daily between 11 am and midday daily, when the baby elephants take their mud baths.
- The Orphanage has a truly dedicated and experienced team that is committed to ensuring the survival of these animals and their successful re-troduction into the natural wild. The feeding time is truly interesting, with the baby elephants behaving just like babies, naughty, playing and running around trying to catch the attention of everyone.
Originally posted 2019-01-21 07:36:33.