Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
The trust's mission statement
"The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that complement the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife and habitats. Working across Kenya, our 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."
© The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
TEA LAB'S ADOPTION OF ORPHANED ELEPHANT:
In 2019, Tea Lab adopted a baby elephant in the care of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya. Named Enkesha this little calf was only a year old when she was rescued, after she was sighted with a wire snare cutting deep into her trunk and threatening her survival. She was brought to the SWT’s Nursery in Nairobi for lifesaving treatment.
Operating throughout Kenya, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust works at a field level to ensure a sustainable future for wildlife, habitats and communities. Their pioneering Orphans' Project rescues milk-dependent orphan baby elephants and other wildlife, providing them with a safe haven and a nurturing family, hand-raising them in such a way that they can return to the wild when grown.
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One day, Enkesha will be able to join more than 150 orphan elephants raised by the Trust who are already living wild, many now with babies of their own. We are proud to be able to help support this journey by joining the Adoption Programme and we wanted to do even more. That’s why we have chosen to donate 10% of proceeds from sales of our African Teas range. By purchasing any teas within this range, you will be helping us give back to Africa’s wildlife by supporting the vital work of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
© The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust / Freya Dowson.