Melania Trump feeds baby elephants in Kenya


U.S. first lady, Melania Trump, helped feed baby elephants on Friday at a sanctuary in Kenya, the latest stop on her Africa trip.

U.S. President Donald Trump’s wife smiled as she petted and fed the pachyderms at the David Sheldrick Elephant and Rhino Orphanage at Nairobi National Park.

The first lady was dressed in safari gear – fawn slacks, riding boots and a colonial type pith-helmet.

The Slovenian-born former model was then taken on a 90-minute safari during which she spotted some of Africa’s impressive wildlife, including buffaloes, a giraffe, hippos, and zebra.

Part of the tour included visiting an ivory burn site, where the valuable material has been symbolically destroyed to discourage the ivory trade.

Some members of her husband’s administration recently attempted to lift a ban on some elephant trophy imports.

The president’s two adult sons enjoy game hunting in Africa.

The U.S. first lady met her Kenyan counterpart Margaret Kenyatta, who she had also met before with her husband in Washington.

The two women discussed issues including the welfare of mothers and children and also saw a local theatre production.

Melania Trump will later visit a Kenyan orphanage that primarily cares for children whose parents have been incarcerated.

The first lady has already visited Ghana, where she toured a former slave fortress, and Malawi, where she met school children. After Kenya, she will head on to Egypt, the final stop on her solo trip.

Donald Trump made headlines earlier this year when he was reported to have called some African countries “shitholes”, causing diplomatic furore.


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