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Reteti Elephant Sanctuary Community United for #Elephants

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An amazing day with the orphans. A very clever Shaba is using a warthog burrow to find cool and even cold earth to cover herself during the heat of the day. Luckily the warthog was not at home! But immediately afterwards the other elephants saw this good idea and did the same. These are the tricks that elephants only learn from being out in the wild all day exploring and learning.

Photos by @katie.rowe

@conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org 
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An amazing day with the orphans. a very clever shaba is using a warthog burrow to find cool and even cold earth to cover herself during the heat of the day. luckily the warthog was not at home! but immediately afterwards the other elephants saw this good idea and did the same. these are the tricks that elephants only learn from being out in the wild all day exploring and learning.

photos by @katie.rowe

@conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org
@magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica
4,878 25 2 hours ago
On Friday, we shared a picture of Naomi feeding Warges, a three-year old male elephant, noting that he's gotten huge. This is Warges one year ago almost exactly with @r.e.s.c.u.e keeper Lemarash. Such a crazy difference (and exactly what we want to see!) (In the slide show, you can see Friday's picture of Warges too.) Photos by @amivitale & @katie.rowe 
Thank you to everyone who has made this growth possible: @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org & each and everyone of you!

@magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica
@r.e.s.c.u.e R.E.S.C.U.E
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On friday, we shared a picture of naomi feeding warges, a three-year old male elephant, noting that he's gotten huge. this is warges one year ago almost exactly with @r.e.s.c.u.e keeper lemarash. such a crazy difference (and exactly what we want to see!) (in the slide show, you can see friday's picture of warges too.) photos by @amivitale & @katie.rowe
thank you to everyone who has made this growth possible: @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org & each and everyone of you!

@magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica
14,977 74 2 days ago
Reteti Keeper Naomi reaches up, up, up to give Warges his bottle. This baby has gotten big! Warges mother had a bit of a rough start. His mother died after contracting septicemia (blood poisoning) as a result of a bullet wounds in her foot. He had tried to join another herd, but they didd not accept him and we took him in. Today at 3-years-old, he's the biggest elephant in our little herd and is generally a docile, happy-go-lucky, easy-going guy, acting like a big brother to all of his fellow orphans.

Photo by @katie.rowe

@conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica
@r.e.s.c.u.e R.E.S.C.U.E
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Reteti keeper naomi reaches up, up, up to give warges his bottle. this baby has gotten big! warges mother had a bit of a rough start. his mother died after contracting septicemia (blood poisoning) as a result of a bullet wounds in her foot. he had tried to join another herd, but they didd not accept him and we took him in. today at 3-years-old, he's the biggest elephant in our little herd and is generally a docile, happy-go-lucky, easy-going guy, acting like a big brother to all of his fellow orphans.

photo by @katie.rowe

@conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica
19,070 110 4 days ago
Reteti Keeper Matiba gives Lemorijo his afternoon bottle. Lemorijo arrived by @tropicairkenya helicopter in mid-November when he was about 2-3 months old. From his arrival, he was strong and drinking well, and today he continues to thrive. 
Video by @amivitale 
@conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica
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Reteti keeper matiba gives lemorijo his afternoon bottle. lemorijo arrived by @tropicairkenya helicopter in mid-november when he was about 2-3 months old. from his arrival, he was strong and drinking well, and today he continues to thrive.
video by @amivitale
@conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica
23,799 521 6 days ago
Everyone in the erosion ditch! Too much fun and too much delicious grass! 
The orphaned elephant calves we rescue spend all day, every day out in the wild, learning to be wild, so that, when the time comes in the not distant future for them to return to the wild, they will know how to be there. 
Video by @amivitale 
@conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica
@r.e.s.c.u.e R.E.S.C.U.E
@r.e.s.c.u.e
Everyone in the erosion ditch! too much fun and too much delicious grass!
the orphaned elephant calves we rescue spend all day, every day out in the wild, learning to be wild, so that, when the time comes in the not distant future for them to return to the wild, they will know how to be there.
video by @amivitale
@conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica
14,247 101 2 weeks ago
We have a winner! Congratulations to Michael O. of Nashville, Tenn. who will be traveling to see Dave Matthews Band (@davematthewsband) in concert in LA & traveling again to see us in person on a Kenyan safari. He'll also receive a @Nikon camera kit, a custom @RockbridgeGuitar & a special present from Elephant Gems, Inc. (@elephantgems)

Thank you to @davematthewsband, Conservation International (@conservationorg) @AmiVitale @Nikon @ElephantGems & @RockbridgeGuitar for making this sweepstakes possible &  to all of you who supported this amazing fundraiser raiser. More than 25,000 people came forward in support of our orphans and of community based conservation. You are leading the change. You are making the world a safer place for elephants and for all wildlife. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 
Photo by @amivitale 
@kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica
@r.e.s.c.u.e R.E.S.C.U.E
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We have a winner! congratulations to michael o. of nashville, tenn. who will be traveling to see dave matthews band (@davematthewsband ) in concert in la & traveling again to see us in person on a kenyan safari. he'll also receive a @nikon camera kit, a custom @rockbridgeguitar & a special present from elephant gems, inc. (@elephantgems )

thank you to @davematthewsband , conservation international (@conservationorg ) @amivitale @nikon @elephantgems & @rockbridgeguitar for making this sweepstakes possible & to all of you who supported this amazing fundraiser raiser. more than 25,000 people came forward in support of our orphans and of community based conservation. you are leading the change. you are making the world a safer place for elephants and for all wildlife. thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
photo by @amivitale
@kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica
25,573 156 2 weeks ago
Advice from an elephant - 🐘. if you feel you are in a rut (or an erosion ditch in this case) try not to over think it and make the most of what the rut has to offer. (yummy grass roots in this case) You will get out of it eventually! Thanks, Nadasoit!

Video by @amivitale | Text by @katie.rowe

@conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica
@r.e.s.c.u.e R.E.S.C.U.E
@r.e.s.c.u.e
Advice from an elephant - 🐘. if you feel you are in a rut (or an erosion ditch in this case) try not to over think it and make the most of what the rut has to offer. (yummy grass roots in this case) you will get out of it eventually! thanks, nadasoit!

video by @amivitale | text by @katie.rowe

@conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica
15,327 144 3 weeks ago
Positions! Positions, everyone! An elephant for every bottle and a bottle for every elephant. That keeps everyone happy and healthy. Leading by example is Shaba, our proxy matriarch, expertly guided & fed by keeper Joseph. Today, Shaba, is 1.9m tall (nearly 6.2ft) and will eventually grow to be as tall as 2.6m (8.5ft.) Video by @amivitale 
@conservationorg @davematthewsband @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica
@r.e.s.c.u.e R.E.S.C.U.E
@r.e.s.c.u.e
Positions! positions, everyone! an elephant for every bottle and a bottle for every elephant. that keeps everyone happy and healthy. leading by example is shaba, our proxy matriarch, expertly guided & fed by keeper joseph. today, shaba, is 1.9m tall (nearly 6.2ft) and will eventually grow to be as tall as 2.6m (8.5ft.) video by @amivitale
@conservationorg @davematthewsband @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica
19,675 377 3 weeks ago
Thank you to all of you who generously supported us in our @Prizeo fundraiser over the last few months. We are entirely moved that so many people around the world think our work is important and have come forward to stand with us. We will be posting more details about the results of the sweepstakes as we learn them, and, of course, continue to share updates from our little corner of the world as often as possible. Elephant kisses from Nadasoit and the rest of the herd here!

Photo by @amivitale.

@conservationorg @davematthewsband @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lewa_wildlife @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica
@r.e.s.c.u.e R.E.S.C.U.E
@r.e.s.c.u.e
Thank you to all of you who generously supported us in our @prizeo fundraiser over the last few months. we are entirely moved that so many people around the world think our work is important and have come forward to stand with us. we will be posting more details about the results of the sweepstakes as we learn them, and, of course, continue to share updates from our little corner of the world as often as possible. elephant kisses from nadasoit and the rest of the herd here!

photo by @amivitale.

@conservationorg @davematthewsband @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lewa_wildlife @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica
23,493 131 4 weeks ago
Last call! Today, Aug. 21 is the last day to support @r.e.s.c.u.e & enter to win a trip here. Just click on the link in our profile. Thank you @bbcearth for making this beautiful film about our work & thank you @savetheelephants for facilitating it. 
Enter the @prizeo sweepstakes with a contribution of just $10 by following the link in our profile. Thank you! ❤️🐘🐘❤️🐘 @conservationorg @davematthewsband @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica
@r.e.s.c.u.e R.E.S.C.U.E
@r.e.s.c.u.e
Last call! today, aug. 21 is the last day to support @r.e.s.c.u.e & enter to win a trip here. just click on the link in our profile. thank you @bbcearth for making this beautiful film about our work & thank you @savetheelephants for facilitating it.
enter the @prizeo sweepstakes with a contribution of just $10 by following the link in our profile. thank you! ❤️🐘🐘❤️🐘 @conservationorg @davematthewsband @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica
15,378 271 4 weeks ago
1 day left to support Reteti & enter to win a trip to visit (Link in profile - sweepstakes ends Aug. 21) Here, happy Bawa relaxes in a pile of delicious browse. When Bawa came to us, he was 2 weeks old, hovering hovering between life and death. Emaciated, dehydrated and scared, he had been stuck and submerged in the mud near a dam for days. The veterinarian who examined Bawa said there was little hope for recovery. Undeterred, the Reteti team launched into action, staying by his side, working non-stop for 48 hours, never leaving Bawa’s side while he received an IV drip and oxygen. Slowly, but surely, with love and endless, dedicated care, he recovered. Today, he is strong, healthy and happy and loves to play with the rest of the herd.

Film (and narration) by @amivitale

@conservationorg @davematthewsband @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica
@r.e.s.c.u.e R.E.S.C.U.E
@r.e.s.c.u.e
1 day left to support reteti & enter to win a trip to visit (link in profile - sweepstakes ends aug. 21) here, happy bawa relaxes in a pile of delicious browse. when bawa came to us, he was 2 weeks old, hovering hovering between life and death. emaciated, dehydrated and scared, he had been stuck and submerged in the mud near a dam for days. the veterinarian who examined bawa said there was little hope for recovery. undeterred, the reteti team launched into action, staying by his side, working non-stop for 48 hours, never leaving bawa’s side while he received an iv drip and oxygen. slowly, but surely, with love and endless, dedicated care, he recovered. today, he is strong, healthy and happy and loves to play with the rest of the herd.

film (and narration) by @amivitale

@conservationorg @davematthewsband @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica
28,092 486 5 weeks ago
Hurry! Just two days remain to make a $10 @Prizeo contribution to Reteti Elephant Sanctuary and be entered to win a trip to visit us yourself. The sweepstakes ends Tues. Aug. 21 at 3pm ET (Link in profile.) Thank you!!! ❤️🐘💕🐘❤️ Film by @amivitale

@conservationorg @davematthewsband @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica
@r.e.s.c.u.e R.E.S.C.U.E
@r.e.s.c.u.e
Hurry! just two days remain to make a $10 @prizeo contribution to reteti elephant sanctuary and be entered to win a trip to visit us yourself. the sweepstakes ends tues. aug. 21 at 3pm et (link in profile.) thank you!!! ❤️🐘💕🐘❤️ film by @amivitale

@conservationorg @davematthewsband @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco @yachakyerbamate @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica
21,693 269 5 weeks ago