About Us

Born from one family’s passion for Kenya and its wilderness, Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is today the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.

Founded in 1977 by Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick D.B.E, in honour of the memory of her late husband, famous naturalist and founding Warden of Tsavo East National Park, David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE, Sheldrick Wildlife Trust claims a rich and deeply rooted family history in wildlife and conservation.

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has remained true to its principles and ideals, remaining a sustainable and flexible organisation. Guided by experienced and dedicated Trustees and assisted by an Advisory Committee of proactive naturalists with a lifetime of wildlife and environmental experience, the Trust takes effective action and achieves long-lasting results.

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is run by Angela Sheldrick, the daughter of David and Daphne, who has been managing all of the Trust’s activities for over a decade. Growing up in Tsavo and later in the Nairobi National Park, Angela has been part of the Trust’s vision from the start, supported by her husband Robert Carr-Hartley and their two boys Taru and Roan, who are passionate about Kenya’s wildlife and eager to ensure that David and Daphne’s legacy continues.

In 2004 Sheldrick Wildlife Trust was incorporated as a charity in the U.K. and granted charitable status by the Charities Commission, whilst during the same year the Trust has also attained U.S. Charitable status enhancing its corporate funding capability under the guidance of Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA.

As a part of the efforts to support the conservation work of Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA operates this merchandise shop to raise critical funds for the Trust's conservation projects. By purchasing items featured, you are playing a direct role in supporting elephant and wildlife preservation in East Africa. Thank you!

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust website to learn more about projects being undertaken to save wild lives and protect habitats in Kenya.