Regrann from @r.e.s.c.u.e - An adult elephant herd socializes on the #Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy. An elephant trunk is comprised of over 44,000 muscles and trunks are used for eating, drinkings, as snorkels, for pushing, leading, “shaking hands” and reassuring other elephants. These sentient giants are nature’s great engineers. By voraciously eating the trees and brush, they keep the land open and grassy. Without the elephants, other wildlife, people and livestock all suffer.
Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy is our home. We are Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. We provide a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild. You can support us and the people who protect wildlife. Make a $10 contribution in support of Reteti for a chance to win a trip to Kenya, see Dave Matthews in concert, take home a @rockbridgeguitar that features a custom inlay of an elephant hand-drawn by Dave and receive a @nikonusa D7500 18-300mm VR Lens Kit with @prizeo (Link in profile). Not only will you be helping care for orphaned baby elephants and strengthening community ties, you’ll also have a chance to win a life-changing trip to see the sanctuary in person. The first $10,000 in funds raised will be generously matched by Elephant Gems (@elephantgems). Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide.
Film by @amivitale with @danehenrydigital and @brettlowell.
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