Orphan Elephants Maisha & Maktao

What a wonderful week I have behind me, I can’t wait to share it with you. Today’s drawing is dedicated to my new and special friends Maisha and Maktao, two amazing orphaned baby elephants that my humans and I recently adopted. This the whole story.

Orphan Elephants Maisha & Maktao Baby Elephants Fostering

A few days ago we watched “My Wild Affair: Elephant Who Found a Mom” documentary about Aisha, a little elephant orphan, and Daphne Sheldrick, a woman who was her everything, her mommy and we were moved so much that we instantly wanted to learn everything about elephants as well as about Miss Daphne and her work.

Daphne Sheldrick is an amazing woman and her story brings back our faith in humans. She is a founder of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust based in Kenya, which is the most successful orphan elephants rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.

She is an incredibly brave person who dedicated her whole life to elephants, animals, wildlife and us humans.
In the DSWT rescue camp, loving and caring keepers are dedicated 24h a day to these little orphan elephants. They are taking care of them from the day they are rescued and treat them as their own children. The most important is that they are preparing them to be returned to the wild.

Elephants and keepers develop a very special bond and often orphan elephants that are brought back to the wild are returning to the rescue camp to visit their keepers. I’m so thankful to all keepers and the whole team behind the program. A special thank you goes to Daphne who started it all and is still fighting every day with poaching problems caused by human greed while keeping elephants and other animals safe and happy. Thank u for restoring my faith in the human race.

I will surely be writing more about elephants in the future. If you have time please watch the documentary, visit their website and if you can, adopt an elephant too.

Find out more about the elephants in one of my older drawings: Naledi

Orphan Elephants Maisha & Maktao Baby Elephants Illustration

Orphan Elephants Maisha & Maktao Baby Elephants Illustration

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