The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: LEWA  (foster now)

Name Gender Date Born Location Found Age on Arrival Comments Reason for being Orphaned
 LEWA  Male  May 1997 Lewa Downs  1 year old  Herd poached ouside of Lewa Downs where he was eventually found  Poaching 

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Most Recent Keeper's Diary Entry: (view all the latest entries for LEWA)

7/1/2015 - The orphans left their stockades in a joyful mood and paired off to play some games before heading to the bush. Murit played with Kamok, Dupotto with Mbegu, and Boromoko with Mwashoti. The older girls were busy charging around and trumpeting excitedly. After the stockade games the orphans headed out to the bush for the day.

A little before the public visit we received a call from Lewa Downs about an orphan in need of rescue. The calf had fallen down a well at the Sera Conservancy. A rescue team was arranged, arriving at the Sera airstrip a little before 3pm. They found the calf already restrained in the back of a land cruiser and administered some first aid to the wounds it received when it fell down the well. The baby was then loaded into the plane before being flown to Nairobi, arriving at the Trust a little before 5pm. The young calf was very tired and confused and following his ordeal was very subdued and we allowed it to rest.

Today Tusuja was taken out in the afternoon to be with the rest of the orphans in the bush. Mbegu and Kauro escorted him out of his stockade and took him to join the rest of the group. While out in the forest Arruba, Mashariki, Oltaiyoni, Mbegu and Roi showered him with affection, never leaving his side as they all tried to get to know him better. Embu and Rorogoi were not as welcoming and tried to bully him and Rorogoi was able to push him to the ground. She was reprimanded by Arruba who chased both him and Embu away.

The Two Latest Photos of LEWA: (view gallery of pictures for LEWA)

 Lewa 4 years old Lewa at mud bath
Lewa 4 years old
photo taken on 5/7/2001
Lewa at mud bath
photo taken on 2/10/2001

ORPHAN PROFILE FOR: LEWA (foster now)


A male born in Samburu country in May 1997, probably orphaned through poaching beyond the boundaries of Lewa Downs Private Ranch when he was aged 1 year. Usually with Uaso, wherever he happens to be, and often travels with Edo. Occasionally turns up at the Stockades to join the others for the night.    

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