The dream team! This is the crew that saved this elephants life. Warges, a young bull who the #rescue team had been watching for a few months was seen in March. He was alone but seemed strong, so the team made the decision to monitor him, hoping that he would reunite with his herd.A week ago he was seen again looking very weak, injured and on the edge of life and death. Since rescue he has won the hearts of the entire team with his gentle and loving character. If you would like to help Warges on his journey of rehabilitation, please check out our website and donate on www.retetielephants.org #northkenya#retetielephants#kws#nrt#Warges
This is Shaba, she is an incredible elephant, she leads the Reteti herd in to the wild everyday. Her mother was killed by poachers but she knows the keepers are here to look after her. However anyone she is not familiar with and is not in the same keepers uniform she is very suspicious and untrusting of! #retetielephants#clevergirl#worthmorealive#northkenya#elephants thanks @amivitale for capturing this moment
Mike - always watching over Koitogo like a guardian angel! The only reason Koitogo is still standing today is due to Mike and his around the clock care and attention. Koitogo is only 2 weeks old and had a rough start to life, being born in a drought meant his mum didn't have enough milk to feed him and he got left behind as the herd moved on to find browse and water. Mike was due to go on leave a few days ago but insisted he stay until he feels Koitogo is out of the woods. #bethechange#northkenya#elephants#worthmorealive#love@nrt_kenya@kenyawildlifeservice@savetheelephants#retetielephants
After a long hot morning exploring in the wilderness it's time for the #retetielephants To have a mud bath, followed by a dusting. This is an important time of day for the elephants because not only does the mud cool them down but it also acts as a protective layer from the sun. It's also heaps of fun! Thanks for the beautiful photo @amivitale#elephants#northkenya#bethechange#climatechange#dust#r.e.s.c.u.e
Following Muma's tracks. This little calf had fallen in to a very deep well up in the mountains. Inaccessible by road or plane. When the #r.e.s.c.u.e team trekked up there on foot and swiftly and smoothly got him out of the well, they were quick to pick up the tracks of the calfs herd. They tracked them for 6 hours. This little calf leading the way. Sadly the herd had moved on quickly and we didn't manage to catch up with them. He is called Lekeji and is now settled in to the sanctuary. We can't wait for the day Lekeji can meet up with his mum and family on these very same mountain paths. #elephants#retetielephants#northkenya#climatechange#bethechange@nrt_kenya@conservationorg@tusk_org
Always keeping a watchful eye over their herd. The #retetielephants are grazing happily in the wild doing what elephants do best and their keepers are always within earshot. This is Mike, he knows this land well as when he was a young boy he grazed his goats around the very same rocks. Not a huge amount has changed except now he watches over elephants grazing instead of goats ! Photo by @amivitale#northkenya#climate change #bethechange#elephants
If it's been one of those days.... Sit back, relax and cover yourself in mud!
This is Loijipu, a black rhino who was very sadly abandoned by his mother at just 3 days old. He is getting a body rub from his keeper John, who has become a leading expert in hand rearing rhino. Loijipu couldn't be in better hands, and one day he will be heading back to Sera conservancy which is where his mother still lives! #northkenya#natureisspeaking#retetielephants#bethechange@kenyawildlifeservice@nrt_kenya