Following a service of remembrance, the Queen visited the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust near Nairobi National Park to witness orphaned elephants rescued from the wild. Observing their playful antics during feeding time, she humorously referred to a corner as the "naughty corner" for the more restless ones. The Queen fed a one-year-old calf named Mzinga with a fortified version of human milk formula, commenting that "They look very content, very happy."

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, renowned for its successful elephant rescue and rehabilitation program, houses 27 elephants orphaned due to poaching or illness. Each elephant has its own stable, cared for by keepers who sleep on raised platforms and feed the animals every three hours. The Queen toured the facility with Angela Sheldrick, daughter of the founder Dame Daphne Sheldrick, and met headkeeper Edwin Lusichi, enjoying the sight of baby elephants in the mud.

Accompanied by the King, the royal couple also interacted with a baby rhino named Raha at a sanctuary. Later, they planned to embark on a short safari in Nairobi National Park and visit the ivory burning site, where 12 tons of ivory were burned in 1989 to underscore Kenya's commitment to elephant conservation.

Earlier in the day, the Queen engaged in retail therapy at a donkey sanctuary, purchasing a bag, blanket, three bracelets, earrings, and cashew butter. Aided by her entourage, she remarked on the "rather large haul." The Queen also received a ceremonial red cloak from Maasai women, who surprised her with a dance, capturing a moment of mild discomfort for Her Majesty.

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