Next Saturday the 7th June, our shop manager George will be taking part in the the Enormous Elephant Run, a 10km run dressed in an elephant suit. The run will raise money for the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, that help protect wildlife in Africa.

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Any donation, however small would be greatly appreciated. If you like elephants and would like to donate please follow the link below where you can donate securely via his Just Giving page.

https://www.justgiving.com/Jessdangeorge

If you are interested in taking part in the run there is still time. More details can be found on there site: http://www.runforelephants.com/

Each day around a 100 elephants are killed for their tusks. At this rate there will be no wild roaming elephants in Africa by 2025. Many elephants that are targeted by poachers are elders of family units and not only have milk dependent calves but also have the knowledge built up over generations to survive the sometimes harsh African climate. If this knowledge is lost it may never be regained.

The David Sheldrick Trust embraces all measures that compliment the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife. In particular these include anti-poaching, safe guarding the natural environment and enhancing local community awareness. One of there most successful activities has been the Orphan’s Project that rescues and rehabilitates elephants and rhinos orphaned by poaching and loss of habitat due to human activities. To date the project has hand raised 150 infant elephants and successfully reintegrated them into wild herds. If you would lime to learn more visit the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Website.