Instagram – December 6th, 2019

Sometimes, in the world of conservation, there’s a tendency to report only on the negative and what isn’t being done or said. But there’s always time for a little bit of good news too…. ❤️🐘 #Repost @sheldricktrust with @get_repost
#tbt, 2010: Nine years ago, Naipoki suffered a terribly traumatic series of events. She fell into a well on December 13th, but was promptly retrieved and returned to her herd. The next morning, however, she was found at the bottom of the same well, and this time predators had chewed her trunk during the night. With all hopes of a reunion dashed, we were called in to stage a rescue and bring her to our Nursery. She really embraced her new family there, and endeared herself to everyone with her cherubic ways.

Despite such difficult beginnings, Naipoki has truly blossomed. Today, she’s working her way towards an independent life at our Voi Reintegration Unit. She loves meeting new wild friends, and when she’s ready, she will transition from our care and join their ranks.

Photo © David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust