Rescuing Naipoki: An Elephant Caress

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by Ira Peppercorn

Naipoki was rescued by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, Kenya when she was three months old. She had fallen down a well and had been abandoned by her heard. The baby elephant, whose name means 'something painted' in the Maa language, was flown to Nairobi where she was nursed back to great health. Now a healthy, playful elephant, she is seen here with her caretaker, Amos, in a mutual caress.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Preserve


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