When little Ndotto first arrived at David Shelrick Wildlife Trust’s (DSWT) Orphan Nursery, he was not in great shape. The little elephant had been rescued from the Ndotto mountains where he was found, all alone, by a local tribesman. Baby elephants are extremely vulnerable to predators, or even poachers, when left by themselves in the wild. The African elephant is extremely threatened by poachers who target elephants for their ivory tusks.
Knowing the danger that could have potentially befallen little Ndotto, his rescue becomes even more heartwarming. DSWT specializes in the care of orphaned elephants and knew exactly how to care for the dehydrated, frightened calf upon arrival. After a week’s time, Ndotto was starting to acclimate to his new environment, caretakers, and fellow orphan friends. But, now – after a few months with DSWT – Ndotto is doing wonderfully!
Watching Ndotto roll in the dust and play with his caretakers is sure to bring a smile to your face. While it is unfortunate that Ndotto was put in a position where he needed to be rescued, we know that he is in the best hands possible with DSWT!