PICS: Melania Trump feeds baby elephants as Kenya visit begins

2018-10-05 11:51
Melania Trump drops the bottle of milk as she feeds it to a baby elephant, at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage in Nairobi. (AFP)

Melania Trump drops the bottle of milk as she feeds it to a baby elephant, at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage in Nairobi. (AFP)

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Melania Trump took part in a baby elephant feeding on Friday as she visited a national park in Kenya to highlight conservation efforts.

The US first lady laughed after one of the baby elephants made a sudden move and she momentarily lost her footing.

She fed formula to two of the elephants raised at Nairobi National Park and reached out to others, patting one's back and stroking the ear of another.

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Kenya is the third stop on her Africa tour, which began on Tuesday in Ghana and continued in Malawi on Thursday. Her first-ever visit to Africa is also her first extended solo international trip as first lady.

A quick safari was planned later on Friday as Mrs Trump learns more about steps the east African nation is taking to conserve elephants, rhinos and other wildlife.

She also was expected to visit an orphanage and take in a children's performance at Nairobi National Theater.

Egypt will be her final stop on her tour of the continent that focuses on child welfare, education, tourism and conservation.

Her visit has included promoting the work of the US Agency for International Development, whose funding President Donald Trump has twice proposed slashing by nearly a third. Lawmakers essentially ignored those requests.

Melania Trump

Melania Trump feeds a baby elephant milk with a bottle, at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. (AFP)


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