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Melania Trump is feeding baby elephants and appears to be living her best life in Kenya

Junie Sihlangu
Feb 08, 2019
12:13 P.M.
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On October 5, First Lady Melania Trump visited the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, Kenya. There she got to feed baby elephants.

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The first lady is on her first big solo trip internationally. She landed in Africa on Tuesday and plans to visit four East African countries.

On her five-day African tour, Melania Trump took part in a baby elephant feeding. She was visiting the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya.

Her visit was to highlight conservation efforts in the country. She fed formula to two of the elephants raised at the Nairobi National Park.

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For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. The first lady also had the opportunity to pat one elephant on the back and she got to stroke the ear of another.

Trump’s tour began on Tuesday in Ghana and continued in Malawi on Thursday. Kenya is the third stop and Egypt will be the last country she visits.

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Later on Friday, the first lady was treated to a quick safari. She got to learn more about how the East African nation is planning to conserve elephants, rhinos and other wildlife.

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Trump was also expected to visit an orphanage and take in a children's performance at the Nairobi National Theater. Her tour focuses on child welfare, education, tourism, and conservation.

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She’s been promoting the work of the US Agency for International Development and her “Be Best” initiative. The initiative aims to bring attention to opioid use and internet bullying.

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The first lady arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Thursday evening where she was met by the country’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. A little girl presented her with a bouquet of flowers.

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On Thursday morning she was in Lilongwe, Malawi. There she passed villages were people greeted her as she traveled to Chipala Primary School.

At the State House, Trump was treated to a dance by performers while she was with First Lady Gertrude Maseko. After the ceremony, everyone gathered for a group photo.

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