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Project Name: Orphans' Project

Orphans' Project

At the heart of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's conservation activities is the Orphans’ Project, which exists to offer hope for Kenya's future elephant and rhino populations as they struggle against the threats of poaching, habitat loss, drought and the increasing pressures of human populations. Achieving world-wide acclaim through our hugely successful elephant and rhino rescue and rehabilitation program, to date the DSWT's Orphans' Project has successfully hand-raised over 230 infant elephants, more than 130 of which are already fully established amongst their wild peers, with many of these now raising wild-born calves of their own.

1 . Tin of formula milk
Rescued orphan elephants in our care need 2 bottles of formula milk, every 3 hours (day and night) – that’s a lot of milk! By donating a tin of milk formula for our elephant herd, which..
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$15
1 Bag of lucerne pellets (25kg)
A tasty and nutritious treat for the orphan elephants in our care, and Maxwell the black rhino. Lucerne pellets are a much loved dietary supplements, and especially beneficial for our older oprhans..
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$25
1 Bag of milk formula powder (25kg)
As the orphan elephants grow, so do their appetites! By donating a 25kg sack of special milk formula, you'll be helping us meet the hearty appetites of the elpahnts at our Reintegration Units in..
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$60

4 Bales of hay
Help make an elephant’s day by gifting these four bales of hay. A yummy snack and a soft place to sleep. We use bales of hay to line the stables of our youngest babies at the Nusrery, while for..
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$32
10 Feeding bottle teats
The orphan elephants need to be fed their special milk formula every three hours, for the Nusrery babies, this is a day and night timetable. Each orphan drinks two bottles of milk at each feed, and..
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$25
5 Feeding bottles for the elephants
Without milk bottles we would not be able to feed the orphan elephants at our Nairobi Nursery, and the Ithumba, Voi and Umani Springs Reintegration Units the formula milk they need - with feeds every..
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$50

1 Green Clay Treatment Pack (5kg)
Green clay is a natural remedy used to treat numerous wounds and injuries. This special clay has strong healing properties and is a vital treatment used by the DSWT keepers in the Orphans'..
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$70
1 Keepers’ Canteen Feast
The Keepers and stockade staff at our Nairobi Nursery, and the three elephant Reintegration Units in Voi, Ithumba and Umani Springs all need hearty meals to continue their on-going care of all of the..
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$130
1 Water Hydration Pack
Our Keepers spend their days out in the bush with the elephants and with high temperatures, as well as a lot of walking as they accompany the elephants in their care, it is critical they can carry enough..
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$80

1 Wheelbarrow
Wheelbarrows are always in demand for many tasks, not least transporting the many bottles of milk from the mixing bay to the orphans at every feed. They have to be custom made for extra traction with..
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$60