Last month Kenya celebrated Mashujaa Day (Heroes Day and formerly Kenyatta Day) and naturally, we took advantage of our Wednesday off and celebrated by making a visit to see Nairobi’s most popular… baby elephants.  We visited them at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.  I spent more time oohing and ahhing than actually listening to the fun facts, so I made up my own.

Baby elephants drink milk.

Baby elephants wrestle.

Baby elephants give hugs.  Did you know they are extremely social animals?

Baby elephants will whack you in the face (in about 5 seconds) if you get too close.  But still adorable.

Giraffes are cute too.

These guys live at the Nairobi Giraffe Center.

We also visited the lovely Kazuri Bead Factory, which provides employment to over 400 women, mostly single mothers, who create beautiful jewelry and pottery.