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Photo by @amivitale
american photographer, filmmaker and writer ami vitale (@amivitale ) tirelessly shares the story of the reteti elephant sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e ), an organization in northern kenya that rescues, raises and releases orphaned and abandoned baby elephants. “i want to shine a light on these unsung heroes that are out there changing the destiny of their own landscape,” says ami. due to ivory poaching and climate change, more and more elephants are in need of care and protection. reteti was founded in 2016 by the native samburu people to meet that need. “this place is 100 percent indigenously owned and run, which makes it different from every other elephant sanctuary, where there are a lot of outsiders and volunteers,” says ami. “it’s really unique, and it gives the samburu people a lot of pride. i want people to know about this place because it’s incredibly inspiring, and could be a blueprint for others.” 🐘

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@guntramdurkslag last month

Thank you for what you are doing for the elephants of this world 🌹

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@susansimpson5619 4 weeks ago

Please take care of this baby!!! we are getting under populated; poachers are still killing these wonderful animals for thier ivory!!! i love and wish i could have at least 10 ; i have 5 acres of gated acres with 2 acres of spring water in alabama!!

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@julyandjaroslaw 4 weeks ago

Omg so great photo

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@irina.shuvatova 4 weeks ago

Счастливый малыш!

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@mickysmile6 3 weeks ago

Wati happen

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@ms.galagan55 2 weeks ago

It's very noble and helps people to keep their person. 👏

@trishabasak33 5 days ago

Beautiful 👌👍❤️

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