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Quick Facts about  IMENTI
 

Gender  Male Date of Birth  Wednesday, January 19, 1994
Location Found  Imenti Forest in Meru
Age on Arrival  Hours old
Comments on Place Found  Mother died from gun shot wounds in Imenti forest.
Reason for being Orphaned  Poaching


A male calf born l9.l.94 near the Imenti Forest in Meru; Age on Arrival - hours old. Named after the forest that still harbours what remains of his beleaguered herd, entirely surrounded by cultivation and cut off from their traditional migratory route to Mount Kenya, this calf was still covered in the foetal membranes on arrival, born as his mother died in a hail of gunfire, so is the youngest wild born elephant ever to have been successfully hand reared. Deprived of his mother's first colostrum to stimulate a new baby's immune system, he was a very fragile infant. Normally such calves never survive more than a few weeks, but in this case an infusion of plasma drawn from the blood of one of the older orphans saved the day. Today Imenti is the self appointed Protector of our orphaned family, chasing away intruders such as buffalo, and also protecting his human family from attack by buffalo the orphans encounter on their daily wanderings in the bush.



Imenti likes the role of "Uncle" to all the younger orphans; the first to lie down for newcomers to become better acquainted by clambering over him, possessive of his orphan "family" and a mischievous elephant who enjoys the odd prank. He is extremely fond of Emily with whom he shared the Nursery, and is reluctant to be parted from her for any length of time, although he often travels with the other Big Boys, now independent.



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