Last summer, I had the privilege of visiting probably the best animal orphanage in the world. 🙂
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program based in Nairobi, Kenya. The baby elephants, who range from about 1 month to 2 years old, get rescued by this lovely team after their mothers have been killed by poachers or died of natural causes.
There is a fostering program that you can participate in where you get to foster a calf for a minimum of 50 USD a year.After a couple of years, when the elephants are strong enough to survive on their own, they are released back into the wild and are monitored as they integrate into new families and adjust to their new homes.
Always be kind.