Melania Trump feeds baby elephants as Kenya visit begins
U.S. first lady Melania Trump, right in the background, is accompanied by Kenyaâs first lady Margaret Kenyatta, as she watches baby elephants being fed milk by bottle, at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. Mrs. Trump is visiting Africa on her first big solo international trip, aiming to make child well-being the focus of a five-day, four-country tour. (Ben Curtis, Pool/Associated Press) October 5 at 3:25 AM
NAIROBI, Kenya â" Melania Trump took part in a baby elephant feeding on Friday as she visited a national park in Kenya to highlight conservation efforts.
The U.S. first lady laughed after one of the baby elephants made a sudden move and she m omentarily lost her footing. She fed formula to two of the elephants raised at Nairobi National Park and reached out to others, patting oneâs back and stroking the ear of another.
Kenya is the third stop on her Africa tour, which began 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 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 childrenâs 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 U.S. Agency for International Development, whose funding President Donald Trump has twice proposed slashing by nearly a thir d. Lawmakers essentially ignored those requests.
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