The Baby Elephant Rescuer

You’ve probably met Wass. Wass is the baby elephant who’s been in the news recently after he was rescued from a well in Northern Kenya. Unable to be reunited with his herd, he and two orphaned ostrich chicks were airlifted to safety by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

You might not have met Edwin, though. Edwin is the head elephant keeper at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, Kenya. He is also a graduate of our Child Development Program and was recently featured in Compassion Explorer Magazine, our magazine for kids, where he shared how he now cares for baby elephants the way he was cared for at his development center.

A Baby Elephant Rescuer Edwin

Edwin’s story, like little Wass’, is one of hope. Meet Edwin by checking out Explorer Magazine.

And in case you haven’t met Wass, here’s a video from the DSWT as they airlifted him and his friends to safety.

Be warned, it’s adorable.

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You can also view Wass and his feathered friends on YouTube.

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    Carol Gandy December 20, 2017

    What a wonderful video! I was able to visit the elephants there a few years ago. I may have even seen Edwin. The bonding between the men and those sweet young elephants is amazing.

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    Carla Jo November 2, 2014

    Oh my Father, that was soooo cute! God bless Edwin and the sweet babies!

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    Jennifer Jafelice October 30, 2014

    That is amazing, Edwin! Elephants are magnificent animals – how wonderful you are there to help them! Thank you and God Bless. Jennifer

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