Photo by @amivitale. Amos Leleruk, an elephant keeper at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) in Northern Kenya distributes two liter bottles of special formula during feeding time. Eating is a messy, slurpy affair that happens every three hours around the clock for a total of 8 feedings per day. As the first ever community owned and run sanctuary in all of Africa, @r.e.s.c.u.e provides a home for elephant calves orphaned due to poaching, human wildlife conflict and drought related causes. This oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is as much about the people as it is about elephants.
From April 30th, you can visit the sanctuary virtually through #MyAfrica, a VR experience I helped direct with @lupitanyongo as the voice over for @conservationorg. I am honored to have learned from the brilliant @PassionPicturesFilms @camcampkin @gregwdennis @waldo_etherington @3d_vision3 and @deep_vr in the making of this film which debuted at @tribeca Film Festival last week. Learn more by following @amivitale @r.e.s.c.u.e and @conservationorg
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