Day two in Nairobi

Saturday, June 15th

Today was a fun day spent getting to know our new teammates and seeing some of the sights in Nairobi.  We started with the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, where they had elephants as young as two months old (in the photos, he’s the little guy with the blanket on to keep warm).  It’s an amazing organization that has spent years learning how to care and nurture baby elephants so that they can eventually be integrated back into their natural environment.

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Next up was the Giraffe Center, where you can feed pelletted food to the giraffes, either from your hand or, if you’re more adventurous, from your mouth!

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Finally we took a nice walk through an area at the Nairobi National Park which is essentially a really nice zoo.  A very kind warden let us go down a little path between the cheetahs and the lions where visitors normally can’t go, so we were able to get very up close and personal with a cheetah and some lions!

The day ended with a security briefing by our IBM Kenya security lead, and a nice group buffet dinner.

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