These are some of the animals we saw on our 2011 trip to Kenya.  Seeing these animals in the wild is something that no one could ever forget, we were so lucky to be able to go.  When you are there you realize that we should all be putting a lot more energy into protecting these animals and their habitat.  Poaching elephants for their ivory is more prevalent and devastating than it has ever been and there are very few left.  The kids and I adopted baby orphaned elephants.  We were allowed to feed them and put them to bed in their little beds.  The David Sheldrake Wildlife Trust rescues the babies, raises them and then carefully releases them back to the wild.  The process takes many years and each elephant gets two caregivers that stay with them every day through the whole process.  Those are wild dogs in the first image, they are rare and really incredible.

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African Animals