Children are indeed a blessing. Celebrity married couple Janet Mbugua and hubby Eddie Ndichu celebrated the first birthday of their son in a low key event.

The birthday party was only open to close family members alone. After the birthday party, Janet Mbugua and Eddie took Baby Huru for a visit at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Here is where they presented him with his gift.

Janet revealed,

“Some of you have asked me what we got #BabyHuru for a birthday gift? We adopted an elephant for him named Ambo, from the The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi. I hope one day he understands the importance of #ElephantConservation ?❤️
#BabyHuruMilestones #BabyHuruTurns1.”

When a tiny new-born elephant is orphaned, it is often because its mother and family have been killed by poacers. For an elephant, family is all important; a calf’s very existence depends upon its mother’s milk for the first two years of life.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust provides the infrastructure and logistics of saving these orphaned elephants. But the rearing is an expensive and long-term commitment. To be able to support the calves the trust encourages conservationist to adopt them.

The money is then used  to buy milk and pay a team of trained carers who represent the lost elephant family and are there for the little elephant until such time as it is comfortable amongst the wild herds and chooses to become independent.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has saved over 150 orphaned infant calves, which would otherwise have perished. More importantly, every one of these orphans can look forward to a quality of life in wild terms, living free in Tsavo East National Park protected by their new extended orphaned family and friends amongst the wild herds.

Now that Janet and Eddie have adopted an elephant, this is what Baby Huru – through his parents – will get.

A monthly summary highlighting events of the previous month together with a direct link to the ‘Keepers Diary’ for the elephant. In the diary you will be able to access the daily calendar entries and the monthly photos.

Along with the update they will receive a collectable monthly water colour by Angela Sheldrick.

Check out photos from the birthday party.