Moments with the orphans at Ithumba

Orphan elephants with HelicopterIn Ithumba, Tsavo East National Park in Southern Kenya, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust have a rehabilitation and soft-release program for their orphan elephants. They come here after been nurtured in their Nairobi nursery, and remain in the care of keepers for many months and years, that sets them up for a life in the wild.

Tropic Air Helicopters was thrilled at have wildlife film maker Gordon Buchanan onboard our chopper for a 3 day aerial filming task in Ithumba for the BBC.

Gordon Buchanan and Jamie Roberts with the helicopter

Orphan elephant drinking milk