Courtesy of Kristin Davis
07/26/2010 at 04:13 PM EDT
Like her famous Sex and the City
character, Charlotte, Kristin Davis is a nurturing adoptive mother in real life. The actress helped rescue an orphaned elephant a year ago and this past spring made a trip to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
in Nairobi, Kenya, to visit her little girl.
"She's my baby, Chaimu!" Davis told PEOPLEPets.com at the debut of Neil Lane's bridal collection with Kay Jeweler's, a launch benefiting St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Hollywood. "We went to see Chaimu and the other elephants and it's so gorgeous and amazing. These are elephants that are reared by humans so you can interact with them in an amazing way, but they are also reintroduced into the wild, which is very rare."
Davis, who now reportedly helps fund Chaimu's care
, fell in love with the gentle giants on her first safari years ago and has been working to support the species ever since. In June 2009, she was with a group when they found the abandoned elephant in the lava slopes of Kenya's Chyulu Hill during a drought
. Chaimu is now thriving and like any good mom, Davis is happy to show off photos of her baby. "If you want to see more about [the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust] go to my Facebook page," Davis said. "At some point everyone is going to be like, 'Stop with the elephant pictures!' I have so many from my trip I'm still finding them."See more celebrity causes on PEOPLEPets.com:2-Legged Dog Becomes a Hollywood Cause Thanks to Jackson ChildrenKatherine Heigl's Foundation Helps 21 Chihuahuas Fly to Vancouver