The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust currently has about 18 orphaned elephants and three that were just reintroduced into the wild at Tsavo National Park. Keepers sleep in the nursery with baby orphans to ensure there is care available 24 hours per day. Each elephant has a different story. Enkesha, for example, had a snare wrapped around her trunk when she was rescued by DSWT. An elephant’s trunk has about 40,000 muscles. Repairing her wound was difficult because she kept popping out her stitches, and amputation was even considered. For Malkia, Ndiwa and Sana Sana, the three individuals now at Tsavo, in the weeks leading up to their move, truck stalls that they would later be transported to Tsavo in served as their evening feeding stations.
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