I have been going on safari for over 15 years. Over those years I have seen some amazing and beautiful things in the bush. Lions hunting, elephants playing with their kids, chimpanzees acting like you and I, and gorillas walking right by me.
But nothing prepared me for the amazing beautiful emotional experience that I had during my last trip to Kenya and the Maasai Mara. Elephants are very smart. They know that if they are in trouble they need to come to the Ol Kinyei Conservancy where they can get treatment.
While out on a game drive we saw an elephant that had been speared multiple times. It could have been poachers or a farmer who was trying to get it away from his crops. He wandered into the conservancy.
When we saw him he was bleeding and literally dying on his feet. To the rescue came the Kenyan Wildlife Service with a vet in a truck donated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The Sheldrick Trust is committed to saving elephants and runs an orphanage in Nairobi for baby elephants that we send clients to.
For several hours we watched these dedicated people work to successfully save this elephant. It was a very emotional experience and one with a happy ending.
The video says it all. I hope you will be moved as much as I was and spread the word that these majestic creatures must be saved.