National Geographic

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Photo by @amivitale | Elephant keeper Naomi Leshongoro feeds a hungry orphaned elephant. Naomi is one of the very first female indigenous Samburu keepers at @r.e.s.c.u.e. As the first indigenous Samburu women keepers in all of Africa, they are blazing a trail for girls in their community and for women everywhere. Through their determination and grit, they have helped change the perception of women, and shown that women too can care for elephants and work outside the home. Says Dorothy Lowuekuduk, head keeper at Reteti: “The women of Reteti, have shown my community, my country, and the entire world that this job is not just for men.” This oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is a story as much about the elephants as it is about all of humanity. Follow @amivitale and @r.e.s.c.u.e to learn more and get involved.
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Photo by @amivitale | Elephant keeper Naomi Leshongoro feeds a hungry orphaned elephant. Naomi is one of the very first female indigenous Samburu keepers at @r .e.s.c.u.e. As the first indigenous Samburu women keepers in all of Africa, they are blazing a trail for girls in their community and for women everywhere. Through their determination and grit, they have helped change the perception of women, and shown that women too can care for elephants and work outside the home. Says Dorothy Lowuekuduk, head keeper at Reteti: “The women of Reteti, have shown my community, my country, and the entire world that this job is not just for men.” This oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is a story as much about the elephants as it is about all of humanity. Follow @amivitale and @r .e.s.c.u.e to learn more and get involved. @conservationorg @thephotosociety @natgeoimagecollection #elephants #stoppoaching #kenya #worthmorealive