Ever wondered what baby elephants look like?
Last week I visited a fantastic and world acclaimed conservation project – the “David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Orphan Project” which rescues orphaned elephants and rhinos with the aim of releasing them back into the wild.
It was amazing to see these animals but it was good to know that they are only allowed visitors from 11am to midday each day, preventing them from getting too exposed to humans.
As the park rangers highlighted to us, the sucessful release of the babies back into their natural habitat is really important as both elephant and rhino populations are currently threatened by “poaching for their ivory and horn, and the loss of habitat due to human population pressures and conflict, deforestation and drought.”
Lesson learnt…don’t buy ivory products!
Apart from elephant watching my last few days on the African continent were taken up by a number of important pre-England preparations ….
Ice tea drinking:
and soaking up as much sun as possible.
As this photo suggests, I am now, after nine and a half months, BACK IN THE UK, ready to wrap up, catch up and perhaps job hunt!
I will also continue blogging and for my new blog you can CLICK RIGHT HERE ;).