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)

1/14/2012 - The orphans woke up in a very happy mood, running around the compound downing small bushes. Soon there was a call from Lewa Downs that an elephant calf had been found on a road in a state of collapse. By the time the Rescue Team arrived at the Lewa airstrip, the calf was already on a drip and his chances of survival looked grim since he was already half dead.. He passed away soon after arrival back in the Nursery.

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


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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