TANYA Saunders, co-founder of the Tsavo Conservation Group and whose two daughters attend King’s Ely Acremont Nursery, popped into school on May 11th.

Our Nursery children now have their very own adopted baby elephant, named Mapia, who was orphaned in the recent droughts and had to be rescued by helicopter. He is now being cared for by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which is a conservation partner of the Tsavo Conservation Group.

Mrs Saunders visited King’s Ely Acremont Nursery to talk to the children about Mapia, and to share some fascinating facts about elephants with them, including how many bottles of milk a baby elephant needs every day in order to grow big and strong. Mrs Saunders also helped to teach the children how important it is to be kind to animals of all shapes and sizes.

To find out more about the charity, including how you can support their work, visit: http://www.tsavocon.org/

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