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Animal-com sponsors Kenze

Kenze is an orphan elephant. Born in 2004, he was rescued near a village abutting the Chyulu Hills (Kenya) in the afternoon of December 6, 2006. Airlifted to Nairobi, on December 7, 2006, he was installed in The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust nursery. He was 2 years old. Everyone was shocked by the pitiful condition in which the elephant bull had arrived: stuffed ticks, emaciated to the point of death, frightened, unapproachable and completely dehydrated. Some thought that he wouldn't make it through the night. The care of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (TDSWT) saved him. Kenze lives today in Ithumba among his peers called, like him, to find the wild freedom and herds as soon as all the conditions are met for that.

To help Kenze to find one day its freedom in good shape and to support the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (TDSWT) in its mission, Animal-com has decided to sponsor the elephant bull from January 2007.

Here some words on behalf of Kenze, collected by Animal-com, for all those that the elephants' fate does not leave indifferent, for all those humans who, as us, have been called to support Kenze or simply had the happiness to approach him:

"I would like to say to the people who come to see us, my elephant brothers and me, not to be afraid of us. We are not malicious, even if sometimes we charge you. We, the small ones, have to learn so much from the elder. We look them do and to know you help us warms up our hearts. I'm very small yet, but one day I will be tall and I know that I will owe it to your patience." (Kenze, 2007)

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
P.O. Box 15555 - Mbagathi, 00503
Nairobi (Kenya)
Tel.: +254 (0) 20 891 996
Fax: +254 (0) 20 890 053
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