American singer Demi Lovato visited the elephants of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust yesterday during her latest Kenya trip.
Captioning her first Instagram image from the Nairobi trip simply with “Kenya”, the 24-year-old pop star then posted a selfie with one of the elephants, showing just the animal’s trunk resting over her shoulder and touching the side of her face.
“Caption this,” she wrote. “Wait actually… don’t.”
Lovato’s latest trip follows months of touring. Last month, she performed at the Z Festival in Brazil and the Z100 Jingle Ball in New York City. In November, she sang at the Global Citizen Festival in India and between June and October, she was on a joint tour with Nick Jonas, performing in various cities in the United States, Canada, Turkey and Mexico.
This isn’t Demi’s first visit to Kenya. In 2013, she spent 10 days in the country as part of a volunteer trip sponsored by the Me to We and Free the Children organizations, of which she serves as a celebrity ambassador.
She celebrated her 21st birthday day during that visit and was given a goat for a present which she named Billy. However, she didn’t keep the animal, instead choosing to give it to a family in need.
“It’s the highest honor that a tribe can give someone,” she told Teen Vogue, adding, “because of how much a goat produces and how much it’s worth.”
She also helped build a medical clinic and almost touched a lion.
“He literally brushed the side of the safari truck,” she told Teen Vogue. “If I’d stuck my hand out, it would’ve been bitten off.”
Lovato’s next show is scheduled for the Red Fest DXB festival in Dubai on February 3.