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  • There’s always time for a trunk hug at @sheldricktrust ❤️ Just ask buddies Maisha and Luggard! 🐘🐘 These babies are now happy as can be, but they both beat incredible odds to be here today. Maisha was left for dead at the height of the drought, while Luggard was shot twice and narrowly survived. To learn more about their remarkable stories — and how you can support their futures — click the link in @sheldricktrust bio 🐘

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Photo © David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  • There’s always time for a trunk hug at @sheldricktrust ❤️ Just ask buddies Maisha and Luggard! 🐘🐘 These babies are now happy as can be, but they both beat incredible odds to be here today. Maisha was left for dead at the height of the drought, while Luggard was shot twice and narrowly survived. To learn more about their remarkable stories — and how you can support their futures — click the link in @sheldricktrust bio 🐘

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    Photo © David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  • 1,798 11 19 January, 2020
  • Luggard loves his milk — and he hatches all sorts of plans to get his bottle early. One day, just before the morning feed, he and his co-conspirator Ziwadi quietly peeled off from the rest of the herd and made their way back to the compound. En route, and as they surely knew they would, the pair encountered a Keeper pushing the wheelbarrow of bottles out into the forest. Both gave a triumphant trumpet and demanded their milk then and there. Luggard pulled at the Keeper’s leg in an attempt to make him stop wheeling, and when the Keeper halted to tell him to be patient, Luggard saw his window of opportunity and helped himself to one of the bottles. Ziwadi caught a lucky break too, as the Keeper decided that if Luggard was having an early treat, she could too. So in the end, their plotting paid off!

You may notice that Luggard walks with a bit of a limp. He was shot twice as a baby, rendering him immobile and nearly claiming his life. We’re so far proud of how far he has come! To learn more about Luggard and the other members of our Nursery herd, click our link in bio 🐘

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Video © David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
#SheldrickTrust #DSWT #Luggard #elephant #kenya #whyilovekenya #bekindtoelephants #adopt #conservation #rescue #hope
  • Luggard loves his milk — and he hatches all sorts of plans to get his bottle early. One day, just before the morning feed, he and his co-conspirator Ziwadi quietly peeled off from the rest of the herd and made their way back to the compound. En route, and as they surely knew they would, the pair encountered a Keeper pushing the wheelbarrow of bottles out into the forest. Both gave a triumphant trumpet and demanded their milk then and there. Luggard pulled at the Keeper’s leg in an attempt to make him stop wheeling, and when the Keeper halted to tell him to be patient, Luggard saw his window of opportunity and helped himself to one of the bottles. Ziwadi caught a lucky break too, as the Keeper decided that if Luggard was having an early treat, she could too. So in the end, their plotting paid off!

    You may notice that Luggard walks with a bit of a limp. He was shot twice as a baby, rendering him immobile and nearly claiming his life. We’re so far proud of how far he has come! To learn more about Luggard and the other members of our Nursery herd, click our link in bio 🐘

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    Video © David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
    #SheldrickTrust #DSWT #Luggard #elephant #kenya #whyilovekenya #bekindtoelephants #adopt #conservation #rescue #hope
  • 12,426 310 15 hours ago
  • 🙈😱🤣 So this is not Kruger but we kind of had to share this hilarious / unfortunate image by @jens_cullmann taken in Mana Pools!! Poor little guy...! Elephants are intelligent and learn from their surroundings just like humans do. Calves will copy the activities of the adult herd members and play with each other. Branches and rocks become toys to learn from and, of course, drinking time means playing and splashing in a waterhole or river (but with adults nearby in case of crocs). This little guy is about the learn the hard way though!! 😬🤣
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🥳🥳 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗞𝗿𝘂𝗴𝗲𝗿𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗿 𝗔𝗽𝗽 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗹𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱!!
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It includes 350+ detailed animal profiles, hundreds of stunning photos to aid identification, 70+ of our favourite and most successful self-drive routes, and the most accurate Kruger maps available today. And once downloaded, it all works completely offline - perfect for exploring the Kruger!

𝗗𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗹𝗼𝗮𝗱 𝗞𝗿𝘂𝗴𝗲𝗿𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗽𝗽 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗿 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗴𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆.

Or you can follow the link in our profile above to see the App in action...! ☝🏻☺️
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Use #krugerexplorer to be featured!
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  • 🙈😱🤣 So this is not Kruger but we kind of had to share this hilarious / unfortunate image by @jens_cullmann taken in Mana Pools!! Poor little guy...! Elephants are intelligent and learn from their surroundings just like humans do. Calves will copy the activities of the adult herd members and play with each other. Branches and rocks become toys to learn from and, of course, drinking time means playing and splashing in a waterhole or river (but with adults nearby in case of crocs). This little guy is about the learn the hard way though!! 😬🤣
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    🥳🥳 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗞𝗿𝘂𝗴𝗲𝗿𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗿 𝗔𝗽𝗽 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗹𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱!!
    ~The #1 travel app in South Africa
    ~ Over 120 5-star reviews
    ~ Featured by Apple as “App of the Day”

    The KrugerExplorer App is an essential companion for seasoned Kruger visitors, first-timers, or those just wanting to explore this extraordinary corner of Africa from the comfort of home.

    It includes 350+ detailed animal profiles, hundreds of stunning photos to aid identification, 70+ of our favourite and most successful self-drive routes, and the most accurate Kruger maps available today. And once downloaded, it all works completely offline - perfect for exploring the Kruger!

    𝗗𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗹𝗼𝗮𝗱 𝗞𝗿𝘂𝗴𝗲𝗿𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗽𝗽 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗿 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗴𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆.

    Or you can follow the link in our profile above to see the App in action...! ☝🏻☺️
    .
    Use #krugerexplorer to be featured!
    .
    @krugerexplorer #krugerexplorer #krugernationalpark #kruger #krugerpark #africansafari #africanwildlife #thisissouthafrica #wildlifelovers #fantasticbeasts #amazinganimals #elephant #elephantcalf #big5 #bigfive #babyanimals #animalbabies #elephantlove #toocute
  • 1,483 66 19 January, 2020
  • Did you know that we operate eight key conservation projects across Kenya to ensure a sustainable future for all wildlife, habitats and communities? Our Water for Wildlife project provides safe drinking sources, like this one, for elephants and other creatures. They provide a lifeline in the arid Tsavo Conservation Area and Lamu Conservation Area, locations that historically suffer from drought that can devastate wildlife populations.

To learn more about Water for Wildlife and our seven other  conservation projects, visit:
sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/projects

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Photo © David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust / Mia Collis
#SheldrickTrust #DSWT #elephant #kenya #whyilovekenya #bekindtoelephants #adopt #charity  #tsavo #adopt #waterforwildlife #nature
  • Did you know that we operate eight key conservation projects across Kenya to ensure a sustainable future for all wildlife, habitats and communities? Our Water for Wildlife project provides safe drinking sources, like this one, for elephants and other creatures. They provide a lifeline in the arid Tsavo Conservation Area and Lamu Conservation Area, locations that historically suffer from drought that can devastate wildlife populations.

    To learn more about Water for Wildlife and our seven other conservation projects, visit:
    sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/projects

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    Photo © David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust / Mia Collis
    #SheldrickTrust #DSWT #elephant #kenya #whyilovekenya #bekindtoelephants #adopt #charity #tsavo #adopt #waterforwildlife #nature
  • 15,770 70 19 January, 2020

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(Desliza para o lado e assista ao vídeo) 
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    Todos esses animais foram resgatados do trabalho forçado e maus tratos. Hoje eles são cuidados e vivem soltos em um ambiente ideal para as condições deles. .
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