List of elephant orphans rescued by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Nairobi, Kenya.
(Between 1954-1977: David and Daphne Sheldrick operated Sheldricks elephant orphanage in Kenya, but the list below is a summarize of the elephants rescued after 1977 by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, established in 1977.)
Since 1977 the Trust rescued 259 elephants, from which
45 are confirmed dead and the other
214 orphans is either released in the wild, or living in any of the DSWT orphanages.
96 orphans were released to Tsavo National Park, where
93 live as as fully independent wild elephants after rehabilitation in the different orphanages managed by the trust, and
22 females had offspring (wild born in Tsavo National Park):
Eleanor, Mary, Lissa, Malaika, Wendi, Mpenzi, Emily, Edie, Yatta, Nasalot, Mulika, Ndara, Mweya, Galana, Sunyei, Sidai, Lualeni, Lenana, Makena, Chyulu, Mutara, Kilabasi, . So far, 0 orphans has been released in Chyulu Hills National Park where the Trust has secured a safe area.
orphans are still dependant on human care, and live in the following different locations:
19 presently living in David Sheldrick Trust Nairobi nursery (31 died)
3844 presently living in David Sheldrick Trust Ithumba (4 died)
8845 presently living in David Sheldrick Trust Voi (4 died)
9012 presently living in David Sheldrick Trust Umani Springs (2 died)