As one of Africa’s oldest wildlife charities and a leading conservation organisation, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) embraces all measures that complement the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife.
Working across Kenya, their projects include anti-poaching, safe guarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand rearing elephant and rhino orphans, along with other species that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms when grown.
Ever wondered why flight attendants give their old pantyhoses to Wings for Animals? These are flown to Sheldrick Wildlife Trust so that they can tie blankets on the elephants and rhino orphans, to keep them warm during the cold days! Baby orphan elephants and rhinos are missing their mothers to protect them from sun and cold, so they are covered with blankets. The tights, which keep the blankets in place, do not rub against their vulnerable tummies.
Since the beginning, Wings for Animals has virtually adopted elephant Sirimon. You can read Sirimon’s story here.