Kora ~ Donated to The David Sheldrick Trust
The proceeds from the sale of this painting will be donated to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
'Kora', a young elephant named after Kora NP in Kenya.
Our first adopted baby from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust was called, Kora when I visited the orphanage 10 years ago. Kora had a rocky start having lost his mother and whole family to poachers. He was lucky to survive himself as when he was rescued he had been shot in the jaw. Through the care of Daphne Sheldrick and a team of dedicated keepers at the Nursery centre, which is situated at the edge of Nairobi NP, Kora came on leaps and bounds. Eventually he was translocated to DSWT Voi area, where the elephants have the opportunity to mix with wild elephant and explore more widely. These elephants continue to be supported and can return to their human family at the stockade, gaining extra care and a supply of pumped water if they need or wish it. Kora has now reached a stage in his development where he is exploring further, happy in the company of his wild cousins for weeks at a time.
Media: Coffee and Gouache on elephant dung paper
Framed size: 38cm x 48cm