Queen Camilla Feeds a Baby Elephant While Visiting Kenya
Queen Camilla was in her element on Wednesday, bottle feeding a baby elephant and meeting rescued donkeys in Kenya.
On the second day of King Charles and Camilla’s four-day tour of the East African country, the pair carried out a number of joint and solo engagements which saw animal lover Camilla visit an elephant orphanage, something sources close to the royal say she was “greatly looking forward to.”
Camilla, who has two rescue dogs at home in the UK, was joined by Charles at a specialist wildlife center near Nairobi where she bottle-fed an orphaned elephant calf named Mzinga and met a baby rhino.
“They look very content, very happy,” the Queen observed as she toured the facilities and watched two elephants playing together in the mud.
Palace aides said the engagement, one of seven scheduled events on Wednesday, would be an enjoyable highlight for the royals and Camilla and Charles were delighted to learn more about Kenya’s wildlife.
The Queen met with staff at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage and happily chatted with Angela Sheldrick whose family founded the centre in 1977. The Trust rescues and then releases orphaned elephants back into the wild and to date has successfully raised 316 orphan elephants and 17 rhinos.
During their visit, the King and Queen learned that elephants cover themselves in mud to protect them from insects and sunburn and how they form a herd when they are released back into the wild.