National Geographic

@natgeo 5 months ago
Photo by Ami Vitale @amivitale | Elephant keeper Lekupania gets a kiss from little Kapai on their daily nature walk at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e). Having arrived so young, Kapai had a lot to learn about being an elephant, but she had the rest of the Reteti herd and her keepers to show her how to browse, graze, and navigate. Someday soon, she'll be big and strong, ready to return to the wild. Reteti Elephant Sanctuary is the first ever community-owned and -run elephant sanctuary in Africa. It provides a safe place for injured and orphaned elephant calves to heal so that they can be returned back to the wild. Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International, which provides critical operational support and works to scale the community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide. Learn how you can get involved and support this crucial work by following @r.e.s.c.u.e and @amivitale 
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Photo by Ami Vitale @amivitale | Elephant keeper Lekupania gets a kiss from little Kapai on their daily nature walk at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r .e.s.c.u.e). Having arrived so young, Kapai had a lot to learn about being an elephant, but she had the rest of the Reteti herd and her keepers to show her how to browse, graze, and navigate. Someday soon, she'll be big and strong, ready to return to the wild. Reteti Elephant Sanctuary is the first ever community-owned and -run elephant sanctuary in Africa. It provides a safe place for injured and orphaned elephant calves to heal so that they can be returned back to the wild. Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International, which provides critical operational support and works to scale the community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide. Learn how you can get involved and support this crucial work by following @r .e.s.c.u.e and @amivitale @thephotosociety @natgeoimagecollection #protectelephants #elephants #stoppoaching #kenya #worthmorealive