Rescued: Baby Elephant and Ostrich Chicks Find Hope in Kenya Wilderness

In a heartwarming tale that promises to brighten your day, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a dedicated organization focused on wildlife conservation and animal rehabilitation, recently orchestrated a remarkable rescue mission.

Their efforts not only saved a young elephant but also came to the aid of two ostrich chicks in a remote area of Kenya’s Northern Frontier.

Watch the video at the end.


This touching story began when a juvenile elephant strayed from its herd and tumbled into an artificial well within a sandy riverbed.

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Distressed and in need of urgent medical care, a rescue team was swiftly dispatched to the scene.

However, just before airlifting the elephant to safety, two orphaned ostrich chicks, also requiring rescue, joined the mission.

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The rescue team ensured the well-being of all three animals and brought them to safety.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has shared an endearing video that captures the heartwarming journey of these three young creatures—an elephant and two ostriches—being transported to its elephant orphanage in Nairobi National Park.

The organization emphasizes the vulnerability of young elephants, mainly when separated from their mothers.

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The video showcases the DSWT team’s dedicated care for the young elephant during the journey, with the ostriches offering companionship.

Reports from the orphanage staff indicate that all three animals are adapting well to their new environment.

The rescued elephant has been christened ‘Wass,’ after the area of his rescue, while the ostriches have been affectionately named ‘Pea’ and ‘Pod.’ A heartwarming photograph captures their close bond as they spend time together.


If you found this story heartwarming, prepare to be delighted by what lies ahead for young Wass during his stay at the elephant orphanage.

Each day, the young residents are taken on excursions into the bush as part of their school routine, an essential step in preparing them for life in the wild.

It’s a touching and exciting sight to witness. I wish you a fantastic Friday filled with warmth and positivity!


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