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Quick Facts about  NDOMOT

Gender  Male Date of Birth  October 2003
Location Found  Ol Donyo Nyiro
Age on Arrival  6 Weeks
Comments on Place Found  Fell into a well dug by tribesmen in a sand lugga at Oldonyo Nyiro
Reason for being Orphaned  Man Made Cause for Separation

Today, the 26th November, 2003, on the day all Muslims break the fast of the Holy month of Ramadam, we welcomed another little 6 week old elephant into the Nursery from the same remote corner of Kenya that yielded Sunyei, orphaned under the same circumstances, having fallen into a well dug by tribesmen in a dry Northern sand lugga in a very arid part of the world. He comes from Ol Donyo Nyiro district, so he is a tough little dry country elephant, about 6 weeks old, and in good condition. Great credit goes to his rescuers, three Samburu tribesmen, obviously brothers, named Barin Leruso, Ltaisan Leruso and Kibatoi Leruso.

Ndomot arrives in the Nairobi nursery

They did everything right, under difficult circumstances; gently pulled the baby elephant out of the deep hold without breaking his tail, trunk or delicate ears, gave him only water, and no cows’ milk (which is death to an elephant), and via a crackling radio at a remote Police Post, managed to contacted KWS in Nairobi.

Ndomot is carried in a stretcher to his stable

Credit is also due to Cpl John Muchuri of KWS, who oversaw the rescue most proficiently, not forgetting the Officer on duty at KWS Nairobi, who, on a Public Holiday, was there to field the call and relay the details to us.

Ndomot immediately bonds with Edwin  Ndomot went through a period of being terribly sick

Ndomot getting stronger

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