Gerry spent two years with
the orphaned baby elephants
at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in the
Nairobi National Park in Kenya, in order to
document the rescues, daily lives and
preparation for return to the wild for these
young elephants who have fallen victim to
natural and unnatural disasters.  This website is
dedicated to more details of the original  
project as well as information about a future
Wild Orphans - Asia project.  
Wild Orphans
The Wild Orphans Book
In the words of one reviewer, "I've long been a fan of
Gerry Ellis' fine art nature photography, but "Wild
Orphans" is fantastic photojournalism and more
personal work than I have seen from Ellis before. Ellis'
love for this project shows."

Yes - the Wild Orphans book is still out there - try here
via Amazon books for the few book dealers that have
a copy. We are discussing reprinting the book with the
original publisher Welcome Books - we will post
something here when and if that occurs. Thanks to all
who have asked.  
More About the Book
During the original project dozens of hours of digital was created which has to-date
never been available.  During the coming months much of this wonderful and
charming footage will be posted on this site - please check back often.  For frequent
updates and RRS feeds please see the
Wild Orphans blog.
an orphan today