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Be #ivoryfree

By Constance van Niekerk in South Africa

Mexican born Kenyan actress based in the United States Lupita Nyong’o has returned home.

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Instagram pic, source: Lupita’s Facebook page- Back to the roots, to my ancestral home #Kisumu #homecoming #homeiswherethefishis

Lupita posted a photo on Instagram with the caption:
I have joined @WildAid as a global ambassador to call for us to save elephants from extinction. Join me. Be #ivoryfree. And visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust @dswt to meet adorable orphaned baby elephants with names, histories, personalities and a desire to live out their lives #whenyouknowmoreyoudomore

Lupita Nyong'o

The Instagram photo, source Lupita’s Facebook page

“I have come to realise that when you know more, you do more. I want to encourage people all over the world to learn more about these incredible animals.”

The 32-year-old Kenyan actress who is best known for her Academy Award winning performance in 12 Years a Slave declared, “I am proud of my Kenyan heritage and part of that heritage is the incredible wildlife haven that is in our care.”

She has visited a national park and elephant orphanage in Kenya, branding the experience as ‘life changing’.

Every African should enlist in the fight against elephant, rhino and any animal poaching. Conserve wildlife. Be #ivoryfree.

Lupita Nyong'o

Source: Lupita’s Facebook page

Lupita Nyong'o

Source: Lupita’s Facebook page

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About Editor

Constance van Niekerk is a South African-based Zimbabwean-born creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. She is also Editor at ZimOnlineNews. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.

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