After watching them eat (out of bottles, so stinking cute!) and play for about an hour, visiting time was over; it was time for the elephants to go play and hang out in the bush. We then made our way over to the table and adopted our own baby elephant! Her name is Kamok, and she was born on 8 September of this year. She was found on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy as a newborn and was very sick; the Trust even had to give her blood transfusions to ensure her survival. Our donation as a foster family will help provide her with the needed food and other costs of rehabilitating her for the wild. Another benefit is that we can go put her to bed in the evenings (if you come see us, we'll take you with us!).
If you want to learn more about the Trust, or adopt an elephant of your own (we'll go put him or her to bed for you, don't worry), go to www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org.