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Wednesday
Feb012017

Safari With Epic Road & Adopt A Baby Orphaned Elephant At The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust In Kenya

Elephants have lived on Earth for over 55 million years. 

Over just the last 100 years, we have lost 92% of elephants to habitat loss & ivory poaching.


A typical story...a baby elephant’s mother is illegally poached for her tusks which are turned into ivory trinkets and sold to supply the voracious demand of the wildlife trade. If the baby elephant is not also killed, she is often found draped over her mothers carcass, traumatized, and on the brink of starvation with no access to her mother’s milk.

Kenya's David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust rescues, rehabilitates and re-introduces orphaned baby elephants back into the wild. And as you can see, they are extremely well cared for.

@epicroad is a proud supporter of the DSWT and provides its' travelers with the special opportunity to have a private visit with dozens of orphaned baby African elephants who are being cared for until they are able to be released back into the wild.

Like human children, baby elephants need toys and stimulation. Highly intelligent, with a giant memory, they duplicate human children in many ways, so during infancy, distractions of all sorts must be built into the daily routine. The Keepers take them on walks and play with them every day, they even give them weekly coconut oilings which the eles are particularly fond of.

Cause for celebration is when a baby elephant plays for the first time, because only then can one be sure of a reasonable chance of success as an elephant will only thrive if they are happy.

Be that cause.

Email us at hello@epicroad.com to start planning your next transformative travel experience.


In this video you will see Epic Road Co-Founder Mark Lakin and client Jennifer Wexler meet, connect and bond with these playful and extraodinarily intelligent animals. 

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