r.e.s.c.u.e

r.e.s.c.u.e

Followers: 166.8k

Following: 40

Posts: 126

Reteti Elephant Sanctuary Community United for Elephants

http://bit.ly/2vtsysJ
r.e.s.c.u.e14 hours ago

Sweet Nadasoit. She was rescued when she was just two weeks old when she was rescued from a well and brought to us by helicopter. Now she’s a plump little girl (300kg!) of ten months. We love her to bits! (And so does Shaba and the rest of the herd!). Photo by @katie.rowe #elephants #dontletthemdisappear #stoppoaching #babyanimals #kenya northernkenya #whyilovekenya @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @glassybaby @yachakorganic #bekindtoelephants #saveelephants #kenya #magicalkenya #africa

14.6k
108
Normal
r.e.s.c.u.e3 days ago

This is the team. These are the amazing people who give all of their love and attention to 13 #elephants and one #rhino, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Reteti keepers, we have nothing but gratitude and admiration for all that you do. You are our heroes. ❤️🐘 Photo by @katie.rowe @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @glassybaby @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #bekindtorhinos #DontLetThemDisappear #rhinos #saverhinos #saveelephants #stoppoaching #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa

12.9k
427
Normal
r.e.s.c.u.e5 days ago

Loijipu, the Reteti resident orphaned #rhino, who is not so little anymore, meanders through the landscape here on #Namunyak Conservancy in Northern #Kenya. He came to us when he was just two days old. Now, he is two years old. He has gotten big and strong in the care of his three devoted keepers and is developing a nice big horn. He is preparing himself for the wild. We will be re-introducing him into the sanctuary where he was found this year. Video by @katie.rowe @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @glassybaby @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #bekindtorhinos #DontLetThemDisappear #rhinos #saverhinos #stoppoaching #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa

6.5k
96
Normal

Last Seen

r.e.s.c.u.e9 days ago

Lemorijo gives himself a bath. Lemorijo arrived by @tropicairkenya helicopter when he was about 2-3 months old. He was found abandoned. From his arrival, he was strong and drinking well. As you can see from this luxurious bath, he continues to do well. Video by @katie.rowe @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @glassybaby @yachakorganic #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #saveelephants #elephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa

18.8k
324
Normal
r.e.s.c.u.e12 days ago

Dorothy feeds Mottoh. Mottoh is our most recent arrival. He was rescued from Sera Conservancy and has been taken in by Shaba, who won't leave his side. Mottoh injured his front feet when he fell into a well, but he is recovering well under the expert care of Dorothy and the other keepers. Photo by @sararacamp. @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @glassybaby #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #saveelephants #elephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa

23k
293
Normal
r.e.s.c.u.e13 days ago

And this is what a herd of little hungry elephants coming through the Reteti gates sounds like. So grateful that the incredible Reteti keeper team knows just what to do. Video by @sararacamp @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @glassybaby #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #saveelephants #elephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa

12.7k
368
Normal
r.e.s.c.u.e16 days ago

The wait... Any minute now, a small herd of small elephants is going to rush through the gates, into the boma, hungry and looking for their milk. Our amazing Reteti Keeper team (in their new t-shirts) is ready for them. Keeping the elephants fed is a full time job for our over 40 dedicated keepers. Half-gallon-size bottles of special formula are given every three hours around the clock in a messy, slurpy exchange. Photo by @sararacamp @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @glassybaby #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #saveelephants #elephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa

17.5k
313
Normal
r.e.s.c.u.e17 days ago

We're so moved to hear that Kaila is determined to ride 24 km to raise funding for milk for the Reteti herd before she turns 8. Each tin costs 750/- Kenyan Shillings (about $7.50USD). Her goal is to contribute 500 tins. Right now, there are 12 baby elephants and one rhino who go through 60 tins per day, so her contribution will make quite a difference. If you'd like to make a donation in support of Kaila, you can make a contribution through our website (link in profile). Simply click to "Give in Someone's Honor" and note that the donation is being mail in honor of Kaila. @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp @glassybaby #bekindtoelephants #bekindtorhinos #DontLetThemDisappear #rhinos #saverhinos #saveelephants #elephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa

6.1k
39
Normal
r.e.s.c.u.e23 days ago

It is not only elephants who we care for here at Reteti. We also have giraffe, endangered grevy's zebra, and, of course, Loijipu, a sweet, typical, little black rhino. His name means "to follow" or "second in line," and he was named for where he was found. Here, he is pictured with his dedicated keeper, Kamara. He came to us when he was only 2 days old. He was tiny - no bigger than a dinner plate. We could carry him around in our arms with ease. He had been abandoned by his mother, who had gone to browse and left him behind. While she was gone, some curious researchers had gotten too close to the newborn. When his mother returned, she could smell the humans on him and rejected him. Although it pains us that he was not able to stay with his mother, he has thrived at Reteti and we have treasured him. He adores his three dedicated keepers and follows them everywhere. He has gotten big and strong in their care and it developing a nice big horn. He is preparing himself for the wild. This year, we will be re-introduting Loijipu into the wild. He will return to the sanctuary where he was found and where his mother still lives. In fact, he will probably meet her there, a thought which brings us joy. Photo by @amivitale. @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #bekindtorhinos #DontLetThemDisappear #rhinos #saverhinos #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa

22.7k
332
Normal
r.e.s.c.u.e24 days ago

Shaba says hello and shows off her adorable little tusks. Photo courtesy of our recent visitors, Maria and Manuel from @leavingtheframe. @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa

15.3k
125
Normal
r.e.s.c.u.e25 days ago

Our friends at @miakoraltd make these beautiful Reteti inspired scarves that help us care for our elephants. 40% of sales from all of the Mia Kora charity collection are donated to @r.e.s.c.u.e to help provide vitamins for the calves here. You can find them online or you can attend the Zen Garden Fashion High Tea 2018 in Nairobi on the 3rd and 4th of March. Hope you can make it! #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #wildlifeart

1.8k
20
Normal
r.e.s.c.u.ea month ago

The Reteti keepers dedication knows no bounds! Here they are mimicking elephant behaviors by stripping bark and teaching these young calfs how and what they should be eating. Video by @katie.rowe @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa

7.1k
172
Normal
r.e.s.c.u.ea month ago

A lovely end to a lovely day. Photo by @amivitale. @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa

10.4k
66
Normal
r.e.s.c.u.ea month ago

A wild elephant at the #Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in #Kenya. Over the holidays, we received some wonderful news. Kenya Wildlife Service (@kenyawildlifeservice) in their Great Northern Aerial Survey found a total of 7,347 elephants in the Laikipia-Samburu-Meru-Marsabit ecosystem (which includes us), compared to 6,454 in 2012. That is an increase of 12% in the past 5 years. This fact was first reported by one of our great local partners, @lewa_wildlife. Across Kenya, the elephant population has been growing by 2.5% year over year and poaching has decreased by 80%. These numbers give us hope for a bright future for the Reteti elephants when they are released and all elephants across Kenya. Photo by @amivitale @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp @yachakorganic @glassybaby @tropicairkenya @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa

15.1k
184
Normal
r.e.s.c.u.ea month ago

It is with great joy and profound gratitude that we share the inaugural issue of The Reteti Elephant Report. It features stories of the amazing elephants at Reteti, the incredible people who care for them and the major successes and conservation gains we have made this past year. Read the full report online (link in profile) and share it! This newspaper is a celebration of the wonderful work you have made possible. A heartfelt thank you to all of our donors, partners and supporters. @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @lewa_wildlife @sararacamp @yachakorganic @glassybaby @tropicairkenya @elephantcooperation @lifeisgoodco #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa

12.1k
137
Normal
r.e.s.c.u.ea month ago

Reteti Elephant Sanctuary was featured by @aljazeeraenglish! We're so grateful for this beautiful overview of the work we do here (and for Keeper Russia Lenanyeke's outstanding interview.) Go check it out! (Link in profile). #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa

13.6k
94
Normal
r.e.s.c.u.ea month ago

Reteti Elephant Sanctuary was featured on @aljazeeraenglish today! Thank you, Al Jazeera for this beautiful profile of the work we do. See it on online (link in profile) or watch for it on your local station. The segment is scheduled to run 10 times this week. #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa

3.2k
30
Normal
r.e.s.c.u.ea month ago

A herd of wild elephants on the 394,000 hectare Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, where the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary is located. Namunyak means "blessed" in Samburu. When our elephants are re-introduced to the wild, it is our hope and our goal that they will be able to rejoin a herd like this one, or maybe even the herd they were separated from in the first place. Photo by @amivitale #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa

12.4k
60
Normal
r.e.s.c.u.ea month ago

Our ecoengineers in action! One of the big benefits that elephants bring to the land is that of ecoengineer. They feed on low bush and bulldoze small trees. This allows for grasses to grow, which provides food for bulk grazers like buffalo, endangered Grevy’s zebras, eland, and oryx, who then attrack carnivores like lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, leopards. This grass also provides food for the livestock of the Samburu community here, something that is greatly appreciated. Photo by @amivitale. #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa

10.1k
49
Normal
r.e.s.c.u.ea month ago

An early morning visit from a familiar friend at Reteti! 🐘😊 One of the wild elephants in the area came by to check on the Reteti orphans. Mpala was the first to go over to say hello, then all the curious orphans followed. Photos by @katie.rowe #protectelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #retetielephants babyelephants #whyilovekenya #kenya #magicalkenya #northernkenya

14.2k
258
Normal
Next page