About Pika-Pika

Pika-Pika is my elephant. I fostered her on my 8th birthday.


Pika-Pika lives at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an elephant orphanage in Kenya.

Pika-Pika’s Rescue

With the nearest herd of elephants a long way away, and none of its lactating females appeared to be without their own calf. Given the circumstances, KWS management requested the calf be rescued. As soon as the authorities notified us about the situation, we put a plan in place. While we assembled a team from our Voi Reintegration Unit, which was the nearest stockade, our pilot flew to the scene to take high resolution photos of the calf. After the photos confirmed her young age and the fact that she was indeed solely in the company of bulls, we mobilized a rescue. Link