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Quick Facts about  SALAMA

Gender  Male Date of Birth  June 1999
Location Found  Rumaruti / Laikipia
Age on Arrival  3 Months Old
Comments on Place Found  Found in a crop field aftter his herd were chased away by irate tribesmen in Rumaruti
Reason for being Orphaned  Problem Animal Control

A male calf estimated to have been born in June 1999 and therefore 3 months old on arrival, Salama is named for the village near which he was captured, and has the distinction of being the only elephant in the world to have been formally "arrested" in the wild! His herd went crop-raiding and Salama paid the price, frog-marched by irate tribesmen to the nearest Police Station. The Police called the Kenya Wildlife Service, and they called us! Salama is lucky indeed to have been rescued, for he comes from the troubled Laikipia population of refugee elephants who have fled from the North due to poaching, and who try to eke out an existence within an area densely populated by a farming connumity. Consequently, these elephants are always in trouble.

Salama is tough, hardened to hardship. His strength of character is reflected in supreme confidence amongst his peers. He can also be a little "pushy" - in the Swahili language known affectionately by the Keepers as "mangaa" or in other words "mischievous". He, Laikipia and Lolokwe, others with strong Northern genes, are fiercely competitive. He is also very courageous, usually the first to back up Imenti when he chases away any intruders.

Of all our orphans, Salama is one of the most outgoing, full of nonsense, and will be a force to be reckoned with when grown.

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