The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is dedicated to the protection and conservation of wildlife and habitats in Kenya. The DSWT is best known for rescuing and raising milk-dependent orphans elephants and rhinos so that they can grow back in the wild when they are adults.
The DSWT also manages anti-poaching teams, mobile veterinary units and community improvement programs.
Wings for Animals collects (used) tights from our colleagues and delivers them to DSWT. Baby orphan elephants and rhinos are missing their mothers to protect them from sun and cold, so they are covered with blankets. The tights are used to tie blankets. The tights 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.