The Twenty Ten Allstar journalists are continuing to deliver fresh stories from across Africa – and none more surprising than the photo feature by Stephen Mudiari Kasabuli in which he showcases young elephants playing football in Kenya!
A Baby elephant, named Nchan, steps on the ball as she plays soccer at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph by Stephen Mudiari Kasabuli
“The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a centre that mainly cares for orphan elephants. It is based at the Nairobi National Park, situated just a few minutes drive from the City centre in Nairobi, Kenya,” explains Kasabuli. “The Wildlife trust was established in 1952 by the late David Leslie William Sheldrick who is credited as the founder warden of Tsavo East National Park in 1948. The trust takes care of baby elephants after their parents have been killed as a result of poaching and snaring among other causes. Poaching remains the biggest threat to elephants and has drastically affected the number of elephants in the National parks in Kenya.”
Kasabuli’s story, which includes 24 images and a short background description, is available through Africa Media Online.