The Elephant Whisperer: Meet the Nairobi man single-handedly protecting 21 orphans from poachers

Open wide: Every morning Peter Mbulu tends to his elephants ensuring they are nourished and well fedPeter Mbulu is on a mission to save Kenya’s orphaned baby elephants. In a country where poaching runs rampant, this man’s quest is particularly admirable.

Each morning, Mbulu wakes before the sun to awaken his 21 baby elephants to take them to the park. Last year, in Kenya alone, 13.5 tonnes of ivory were recovered.The industry is estimated to be worth £12 billion annually. ‘I want to help these animals because they are facing very bad problems,’ he adds. ‘Their mothers are being killed and no one is trying to help them except here in the nursery.’ ‘It’s a good job to do because you can see what you are doing and the impact that you bring to the lives of these orphans.’

Mbulu spends his entire day with the elephants, some as young as three months, nursing them back to health and even bottle-feeding the milk-dependent ones.He also stands watch for predators, like lions. The animals depend on their caretakers as fully as a human child would.

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About William Louis Gardner

William Louis Gardner was born in Minnesota and finished school there. He joined the US Air Force and worked at the Pentagon in the Target Library of the world. Went on to the Pasadena Playhouse to learn television and movie making. He got a job with actress Marion Davies at her home. There He met a movie agent and started a career in Hollywood. William Louis Gardner has worked in Hollywood as the agent, personal secretary, PR advisor and manager for for Mickey Rooney, Jonathan Winters, Jill St.John, Bobby Van and director, John Huston. William Gardner is the author of two books, "Confessions of a Hollywood Agent," and "The Games End." William on GooglePlus
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