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Lupita Nyong’o Stuns As New Ambassador Of WildAid (PHOTO)

Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong’o is the new face of WildAid as global ambassador to save elephants from extinction.

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Lupita Nyong’o visits The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Nairobi Elephant Orphanage (Kristian Schmidt/courtesy of David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust)

Lupita Nyong’o visits The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Nairobi Elephant Orphanage (Kristian Schmidt/courtesy of David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust)

Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has returned to her native Kenya and announced today that she will advocate globally for elephants with international conservation organization WildAid, as well as promote women’s issues, acting and the arts in Kenya.

“I am proud of my Kenyan heritage, and part of that heritage is the incredible wildlife haven that is in our care,” Ms. Nyong’o said. “I have come to realize that when you know more, you do more. I want to encourage people all over the world to learn more about these incredible animals. From reading a conservation website like WildAid.org to visiting one of the many Join Lupita. Take the #IvoryFree pledge at IvoryFree.orgunforgettable, world-class national parks. I ask the world to end the current elephant poaching crisis by being ‘Ivory Free.’ It is time to ban sales of ivory worldwide and to consign the tragedy of the ivory trade to history.”

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