The Tiniest Tiger community focuses most of our attention on all cats big and small, but we care for all animals. You might already know there is a special place in my heart for the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and their work with the Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi.
I was able to visit the orphanagewhen I was in Kenya and see first-hand the love the keepers have for the babies in their care. Sadly, elephants are being murdered at a rate of 1 every 15 minutes. When mothers are murdered for their tusks, the babies are left traumatized, alone, and at risk. Without the elephant orphanage, these defenseless babies would not be able to survive.
The Tiniest Tiger community has been fostering Lasayen and Lentili for several years now. Both Elephants graduated to the Voi Reintegration Unit. We adopted Jotto and Sattao last year. Happy tears were shed when Jotto graduated to the Ithumba Reintegration Unit in Tsavo East.
Meet Apollo! We adopted a baby rhino!
Apollo's rescue took place on 21st September 2019, after the Senior Warden of Tsavo West NP requested that the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) helicopter urgently assist in rescuing a rhino calf, which had been spotted alongside its dead mother.