The following is a list of the Elephant Orphans reared from infancy by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust:

Name Group Name Gender Date Born Location Found Age on Arrival Comments Reason for being Orphaned Options
 MURIT Nursery Baby  Male  Saturday, May 17, 2014 Namunyak Conservancy - Samburu  7 Weeks  Found stuck down a Well  Well Victim  More
 MBEGU Nursery Baby  Female  Saturday, March 15, 2014 Naibuga Conservancy - Ol Lentille  About 7 weeks  The calf had been left behind when her herd stampeded following the shooting of an elephant by KWS after it had killed a woman in the community  Panic Separation / Stampede  More
 DUPOTTO Nursery Baby  Female  Thursday, February 06, 2014 Dupoto area of the Transmara  approximately 6 months old  Found abandoned in the Dupoto area  Reason Unknown  More
 KAURO Nursery Baby  Male  Thursday, January 02, 2014 Sera Conservancy  One month old  Found fallen down a well used to water livestock  Well Victim  More
 ROI Nursery Baby  Female  Friday, December 27, 2013 Olare Orok Wildlife Conservancy - Maasai mara  10 months  Found next to her dead mother in the company of the rest of her herd  Poaching  More
 ENKIKWE Nursery Baby  Male  Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Musiara gate - Masai Mara  10-11 Months  Found next to his dead mother near the Musiara gate and Enkikwei village  Sick Mother  More
 ASHAKA Nursery Baby  Female  Thursday, October 10, 2013 Manyani - Tsavo East National Park  3 Weeks old  Found stuck in a drying waterhole by members of the Kenya Wildlife Service Manyani Ranger Training Academy  Stuck in Mud  More
 SIRIMON Nursery Baby  Male  Wednesday, October 09, 2013 Marania Farm  1 year old  Found on Marania farm after slipping through the electric fence  Poaching  More
 SOKOTEI Nursery Baby  Male  Wednesday, October 02, 2013 Samburu National Park  Approximately 5-6 months  Rescued after his mother's tragic death  Natural Causes  More
 OLSEKKI Nursery Baby  Male  Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Masai Mara  Approximately 12 months  The calf was orphaned after his mother had to be euthanized as she had a severely broken leg  Natural Causes  More
 KAMOK Nursery Baby  Female  Saturday, September 07, 2013 Ol Pejeta Conservancy Laikipia  1 day  Walked into Kiparo Boma on Ol Pejeta Conservancy  Natural Causes  More
 OLTAIYONI Nursery Baby  Female  Saturday, April 20, 2013 Ziwani Voyager Lodge - Tsavo West National Park  6 months  Observed on her own near the lodge for a few days with no other elephants around  Reason Unknown  More
 EMBU Nursery Baby  Female  Saturday, January 26, 2013 On the Embu side of the slopes of Mount Kenya  18 months  Found on her own with no other elephants in sight  Reason Unknown  More
 ARRUBA Nursery Baby  Female  Sunday, November 04, 2012 Aruba Dam - Tsavo East National Park  Approximately 8 months old  Found alone trapped within a newly erected fenced area  Reason Unknown  More
 BADA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Voi  Male  Monday, August 20, 2012 Galana Conservancy  2 years old  Found on his own  Reason Unknown  More
 ROROGOI Nursery Baby  Female  Friday, August 10, 2012 Kwale County  14 months old  Had been on her own for over a month before being rescued  Poaching  More
 MUDANDA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Voi  Female  August 2012 Mudanda area - Tsavo East National Park  About a year old  Spotted in the Mbololo watercourse searching for water  Poaching  More
 LENTILI Nursery Baby  Female  Saturday, July 07, 2012 Ol Lentille Conservancy  18 months old  Found on her own with no other elephants in sight  Reason Unknown  More
 LEMOYIAN Nursery Baby  Male  Sunday, June 24, 2012 Found trapped in a well close to Amboseli National Park  about 3 months old  He fell down a manmade well and got separated from his family  Well Victim  More
 MASHARIKI Nursery Baby  Female  Monday, May 21, 2012 Sobo area Tsavo East National Park  15 months old  Found on her own weak and near collapse  Reason Unknown  More
 BARSILINGA Nursery Baby  Male  Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Found near Wamba area, next to his dying mother  Approximately 2 weeks old  His mother had to be euthanized as her wounds were too severe for recovery  Poaching  More
 ZONGOLONI Older and Adolescent Orphans at Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs  Female  Friday, March 02, 2012 Mgeno Ranch  18 months old  Was found standing guard over her collapsed and dying mother  Poaching  More
 LARAGAI Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Female  Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Borana Ranch  Approximately 1 year old  Found alone within the Simangua Valley of Borana Ranch near Laragai House  Poaching  More
 LIMA LIMA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs  Female  Monday, February 27, 2012 Loisaba Ranch, Laikipia West  1 Year  Lima Lima was finally captured within the grounds of Loisaba Lodge in Laikipia West  Poaching  More
 NGASHA Nursery Baby  Male  Monday, February 27, 2012 Near the town of Maungu  About 7 months old  He was seen wandering alone through Maungu Town. Community members from the area were astonished to see this tiny baby elephant on his own, causing a huge commotion amidst curious bystanders.  Reason Unknown  More
 TUNDANI Nursery Baby  Male  Friday, February 24, 2012 Northern Tsavo East/Tundani  Approximately 1 year  Found alone wandering along the Tiva River  Reason Unknown  More
 ZIWA Nursery Baby  Male  Sunday, February 12, 2012 Amboseli National Park  2 Years old  Found protecting his dying mother who had collapsed in a water hole too weak to stand  Sick Mother  More
 SUSWA Nursery Baby  Female  Thursday, February 09, 2012 Maasai Community lands beyond Mt. Suswa  18 months old  Found on her own, extremely wild and fearful.  Reason Unknown  More
 FARAJA Nursery Baby  Male  Saturday, January 28, 2012 Amboseli National Park  7 Months  A young albino-mix bull was reported without his mother in Amboseli, who is thought to be a victim of retribution killing  Man Made Cause for Separation  More
 VURIA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Male  Thursday, January 19, 2012 Lualenyi Ranch - Taita Hills  18 months  Calf found on its own trying to join different wild herds but not able to.  Poaching  More
 GARZI Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Male  Sunday, January 15, 2012 Tsavo East National Park  18 months old  Found abandoned along the North bank of the Athi River  Poaching  More
 JASIRI Nursery Baby  Male  Thursday, December 15, 2011 Amboseli National Park  15 months old  He was found all alone 3 months after his mother was confirmed dead in December 2012  Poaching  More
 BALGUDA Nursery Baby  Male  Monday, December 05, 2011 Seen by Tour Operators near Kanderi in Tsavo East National Park  About 6-7 months old  Was seen very distressed on his own, our Voi Keepers were called and came to rescue the orphan  Reason Unknown  More
 KITHAKA Nursery Baby  Male  Saturday, November 12, 2011 Imenti Forest  Approximately 1 week old  He wandered into a village adjacent to the Imenti Forest  Panic Separation / Stampede  More
 QUANZA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs  Female  Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Lemomo area near Amboseli National Park  One year old  Her mother and two sisters were killed by poachers  Poaching  More
 NELION Nursery Baby  Male  Tuesday, July 26, 2011 Mt. Kenya National Park  About 2 years old  Found on his own with no other elephants in sight  Reason Unknown  More
 BOMANI Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Male  Monday, July 18, 2011 Seen wandering alone near Voi Wildlife Lodge  Approximately 1 year old  He was seen by the fence maintenance men near Voi all alone.  Poaching  More
 TELEKI Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Male  Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Judea area  About one and a half years old  He was seen on his own in the community lands abutting Mount Kenya’s forests in the area of Judea. The fate of his mother remained unconfirmed but he was a suspected human wildlife conflict case.   Man Made Cause for Separation  More
 SONJE Older and Adolescent Orphans at Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs  Female  Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Galana Ranch  About 12 months old  Found on her own with an injury to the leg on Galana Ranch  Poaching  More
 NAROK Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Female  Tuesday, April 05, 2011 near Narok town, Masaai Mara  About 18 months old  She was seen by the pilot on a KWS aerial patrol over the Narok/Masaai Mara area all alone, frantically trying to follow a bull who was passing nearby.  Poaching  More
 ORWA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Male  Friday, December 03, 2010 Orwa community land near Nasalot and South Turkana National Reserve  About one year old  He was rescued by KWS after being spotted alone by members of the Orwa community  Poaching  More
 ISHAQ-B Older and Adolescent Orphans at Voi  Female  Sunday, October 10, 2010 Ndera Conservancy  One year  The calf had been on its own for three weeks before being rescued  Reason Unknown  More
 NAIPOKI Older and Adolescent Orphans at Voi  Female  Monday, October 04, 2010 Namunyak Conservancy - Northern Kenya  Approximately 3 months old  She was rescued having fallen down a well  Well Victim  More
 KIHARI Older and Adolescent Orphans at Voi  Female  Friday, September 03, 2010 Hombe Forest Mount Kenya   approximately 1 year old  She wandered alone onto community lands, with no evidence of elephants in the area  Reason Unknown  More
 PANDA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Voi  Female  Monday, August 02, 2010 Mgeno Ranch  about 2 years old  Was seen alone by the Mgeno Ranch staff  Poaching  More
 KAINUK Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Female  Sunday, July 04, 2010 South Turkana National Reserve   Nearly a year old  Was found by tribemen next to her mother who is suspected to have died of the harsh drought conditions  Drought Related  More
 KANJORO Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Male  Friday, May 14, 2010 Found on his own near Kanjoro Lugga in Ol Malo Ranch  About 20 months old  He was seen alone by a Samburu scout for 2 days, and as he was too young to survive without milk he needed to be rescued  Poaching  More
 BONGO Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Male  Friday, February 19, 2010 Kimunye community lands in Kirinyaga county  3 and a half years old  Seen on its own for about a month in the community lands on the slopes of Mount Kenya before rescue  Human / Wildlife Conflict  More
 SITIES Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Female  Monday, January 11, 2010 Mgeno Ranch  Approximately seven weeks  She walked into the headquarters of Mgeno Ranch desperately seeking company  Poaching  More
 KILABASI Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Female  Monday, January 04, 2010 Tsavo West National Park  19 months  She was seen by Community members near the Tanzania border  Poaching  More
 MBIRIKANI Older and Adolescent Orphans at Voi  Female  Sunday, December 13, 2009 Chyulu Hills  3-4 years old  Found on with a horrendous wound caused by a cable snare on her foot  Poaching  More
 KIVUKO Older and Adolescent Orphans at Voi  Female  Thursday, November 12, 2009 Taita Ranch  About 2 years old  Reported by Wildlife Works staff who had seen her alone for several days  Poaching  More
 ISHANGA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Female  Tuesday, November 10, 2009 Maktau area Tsavo West National Park  1 year  Rescued from the jaws of a lion by the Ziwani desnaring team  Poaching  More
 EMSAYA Fully Independent Orphans  Female  Saturday, October 10, 2009 Galana Ranch  About 2 years old  Was seen alone by the Kulalu Ranch staff  Poaching  More
 MURERA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Kibwezi Forest/Umani Springs  Female  Monday, September 07, 2009 Meru National Park  About 2 and a half years old  She was spotted by Offbeat Safari guides. She had been on her own for several days.  Poaching  More
 SHUKURU Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Female  September 2009 Tsavo West on the Mzima Springs Pipeline  3 days old  Rescued by a herdsman after falling down a manhole on the Mzima – Mombasa Pipeline  Man Made Cause for Separation  More
 ROMBO Older and Adolescent Orphans at Voi  Male  Wednesday, August 26, 2009 Oltepes village - Rombo area on the boundary of Tsavo West National Park  About 2 years old  Was seen by community members on his own, his mother was believed to have been poached after her carcass was found by the Trust’s Ziwani De-Snaring team  Poaching  More
 MUTARA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Female  Monday, July 20, 2009 Mutara Ranch  about one week old  She was first seen on the road between Rumuruti town in Laikipia and the ADC ranch known as Mutara.  Poaching  More
 KASIGAU Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Male  Monday, July 06, 2009 Kasigau massif between Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Park  About 2 years and 4 months  Was seen by the Kiwanjani Lodge Manager who reported the sighting to DSWT  Poaching  More
 MAKIRETI Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Female  Thursday, July 02, 2009 Ziwani area near Tsavo West National Park  Approximately 1 year old  She was found abandoned on community lands with no elephants in the area  Reason Unknown  More
 CHEMI CHEMI Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Male  Thursday, June 18, 2009 Loisaba Ranch  Approximately 8 months old  He was found completely alone, with no sign of elephants in the area.  Poaching  More
 DABASSA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Voi  Male  Thursday, May 14, 2009 Galana Ranch  About 20 months old  Found with wild bulls near the Galana Ranch HQ  Poaching  More
 Turkwel Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Female  Friday, May 08, 2009 South Turkana Game Reserve  Approximately 4 - 5 months  Tribesman resported her abandoned in a high conflict zone near the Wei Wei River  Poaching  More
 LAYONI Older and Adolescent Orphans at Voi  Male  Friday, April 24, 2009 Close to the Tanzanian border in the Maasai Mara  2 and a half years old  Was seen on his own for 3 days by visitors  Poaching  More
 KANDECHA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Male  Friday, March 20, 2009 Tsavo East National Park  Approximately 14 months on arrival  The calf was found in a herd of bulls, and once it was established he was clearly an orphan the baby was rescued  Reason Unknown  More
 KITIRUA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Female  Thursday, February 26, 2009 Amboseli National Park  18 Months  The calf was found wandering alone near the Kitirua swamp  Reason Unknown  More
 OLOLOO Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Male  Monday, February 02, 2009 Masai Mara  About 2 and a half years old  He was spotted alone in high grass on the opposite bank of the Mara river at the beginning of June 2011 by a Research student, based at the Karen Blixen Camp.  Reason Unknown  More
 KIBO Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Male  Thursday, January 15, 2009 Amboseli, on community lands near the Sinya Mines close to the Tanzanian border  Approximately 2 weeks old  He was trapped in a shallow well dug for cattle, when discovered by two Masaai and rescued by The Amboseli Elephant Research Project at 9.00pm on the 7th Feb. He had obviously been trapped in there for a long time for his ears were extremely sunburnt.  Man Made Cause for Separation  More
 KALAMA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Female  Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Kalama area, near Archer’s Post in Samburu district, Northern Kenya  Approximately between 4 - 5 months  Early one morning the calf was discovered standing chest high in water trapped in a well called Ikwasi Oibor  Man Made Cause for Separation  More
 KILAGUNI Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Male  Thursday, December 11, 2008 He was found near the Chyulu Gate, Chyulu Hills National Park  Approximately 5 to 6 months old  He had been attacked by a predator, we suspect a Hyena, with injuries to his tail and hind quarters and ears.  Reason Unknown  More
 MURKA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Female  Wednesday, November 26, 2008 On the border of Tsavo West and the Rombo area.  Approximately 20 months old  She was found abandoned with a spear lodged in her head. It is suspected her mother was poached.  Poaching  More
 NAISULA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Female  Saturday, November 15, 2008 Near Archers' Post - Samburu  Approximiately 2 years old, or just under.  She is a poaching vicitm, a number of elephants have been poached in that area recently  Poaching  More
 TUMAREN Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Female  Friday, September 26, 2008 Tumaren Ranch - Laikipia  10 months  Found alone standing by her dying mother  Poaching  More
 ITHUMBAH Fully Independent Orphans  Female  Tuesday, September 09, 2008 Ithumba - Northern Tsavo East  Two years old  Found stuck in the black cotton clay of Ithumba Dam  Stuck in Mud  More
 OLARE Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Female  Monday, September 08, 2008 Olare Orok Wildlife Conservancy - Maasai mara  Approximately 1 year old  Found beside her paralyzed mother who later had to be euthanized  Reason Unknown  More
 NDII Older and Adolescent Orphans at Voi  Female  Sunday, August 24, 2008 Tsavo West, on the Mzima Springs pipeline, just beyond Ndii  Approximately 7 weeks old  Found crumpled at the bottom of a Mzima Springs pipeline breather tank  Man Made Cause for Separation  More
 TASSIA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Voi  Male  Saturday, July 19, 2008 Tassia  9 months  Was found wandering all alone by three Samburu herdsmen  Poaching  More
 MELIA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Female  Thursday, July 03, 2008 Near the Mombasa Pipeline opposite the Ndara plains in Tsavo East National Park  1 year  The calf was found all alone by our De-snaring team with no other elephants in sight  Poaching  More
 CHAIMU Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Female  Monday, June 16, 2008 She was found abandoned on Kuku Group ranch on the 4th June 2009.  Estimated to be about one year old  reports were made about the abandoned calf two days previously. But she was eventually found again, having walked over 20 km across waterless terrain, and finally rescued.  Reason Unknown  More
 SUGUTA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Ithumba  Female  Sunday, May 25, 2008 Logarate near Maralal, Northern Kenya  Approximately 3 months old  She wandered into a Samburu Manyatta at 9.00am, desperate for fluids, companionship and comfort. It is suspected her mother was poached by the Pokot  Poaching  More
 SHIRA Fully Independent Orphans  Female  Wednesday, May 07, 2008 Sinya - Amboseli  estimated to be 11 months old  Trapped in a Well in the Sinya Community area close to the Tanzanian border near Amboseli National Park  Man Made Cause for Separation  More
 TAVETA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Voi  Male  Sunday, December 16, 2007 Taita Hills Sanctuary  Approximately 8 to 9 months  He was abandoned in the Taita Hill Sanctuary not far from Tsavo National Park. There had been cases of poaching in the area the previous week so his mother was more than likely a victim.  Poaching  More
 MEIBAI Partially Independent Orphans  Male  Monday, September 10, 2007 Meibai Conservancy - Samburu district  Approximately 2 years old  The calf had been seen on its own for several days before its rescue  Reason Unknown  More
 KENIA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Voi  Female  Saturday, July 07, 2007 Sagana  Estimated 8 months old  Found abandoned in Wathi, close to Sagana, obviously from the Mount Kenya elephant population  Man Made Cause for Separation  More
 MZIMA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Voi  Male  Monday, March 12, 2007 Mzima Springs basin Tsavo West National Park  Approximately 16 months old  Sighted for a number of days completely alone, regularly coming to drink at the Kilaguni waterhole  Poaching  More
 SINYA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Voi  Female  Tuesday, February 06, 2007 Close to Sinya Mines, just outside Amboseli National Park close to the Kenyan Tanzania Border  approximately 8 months old  She fell down a shallow rocky well dug for Maasai livestock  Man Made Cause for Separation  More
 WASESSA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Voi  Female  Sunday, December 10, 2006 Tsavo East National Park  approximately 20 months  Found alone, close to a pride of lions who had been observering her too  Poaching  More
 LEMPAUTE Older and Adolescent Orphans at Voi  Female  Sunday, October 22, 2006 The West Gate Conservancy  Two weeks old  She was found abandoned walking down a road by the West Gate Rangers on a routine foot patrol  Panic Separation / Stampede  More
 LESANJU Older and Adolescent Orphans at Voi  Female  Tuesday, September 05, 2006 Milgis Lugga  Four Weeks  She fell down a sandy well dug for cattle in the seasonal river bed of the Milgis Lugga and was rescued by Samburu tribes men  Man Made Cause for Separation  More
 SIRIA Fully Independent Orphans  Male  Tuesday, August 15, 2006 Masai Mara  Approximately 18 months  His injured mother failed to respond to multiple veterinary treatments and eventually was euthanized and the calf rescued  Sick Mother  More
 CHYULU Partially Independent Orphans  Female  Friday, May 05, 2006 Chyulu Hills  5 months  Stuck in the mud of a community waterhole, but orphaned 10 days previously from poaching  Poaching  More
 ZURURA Partially Independent Orphans  Male  Saturday, September 03, 2005 Found on Mukuki Ranch between Tsavo West and East  approximately seven to eight weeks old  He was found by miners having fallen into an open face Ruby mine on Mukuki Ranch  Man Made Cause for Separation  More
 MAKENA Partially Independent Orphans  Female  Friday, August 12, 2005 Ol Ari Nyiro Ranch - now called Laikipia Nature Conservancy - Western Laikipia  7 weeks old  Found alone and abandoned by Kudu Dam on Ol Ari Nyiro Ranch, not known whether she is a victim of human wildlife conflict, or poaching by the Pokot tribe  Man Made Cause for Separation  More
 KAMBOYO Partially Independent Orphans  Male  Friday, July 29, 2005 Tsavo National Park  approximately 6 to 8 months  He was found abandoned and all alone close to the Tsavo National Park Mtito gate  Problem Animal Control  More
 LOIJUK Partially Independent Orphans  Female  Sunday, July 24, 2005 West Gate Conservation Area  6-7 months  The calf was found abandoned  Drought Related  More
 LENANA Partially Independent Orphans  Female  Friday, June 17, 2005 Olpejeta Ranch, Laikipia  approximately 14 months  She was found standing by her dead mother who died from an unknown disease  Sick Mother  More
 KENZE Partially Independent Orphans  Male  Thursday, December 02, 2004 Kenze Community, Chyulu Hills  2 years old  The community alerted our desnaring team to the plight of this orphaned calf, emaciated clearly having been without his mother of a long time  Poaching  More
 KORA Partially Independent Orphans  Male  Thursday, September 23, 2004 Kora National Park  approximately 7 months old  Found by a ranger patrol walking down a road. Following his tracks later revealed that he had been a number of days without other elephants, and we suspect a poaching victim  Poaching  More
 MSINGA Fully Independent Orphans  Female  Monday, August 30, 2004 Masinga Hill, Voi, Tsavo East National Park  approximately 3 years old  Found abandoned close to Masinga Hill, fate of mother and herd unknown  Man Made Cause for Separation  More
 CHALLA Partially Independent Orphans  Male  Tuesday, August 24, 2004 Ziwani - Tsavo West  14 months  Found in area called Challa, abondoned and attached to a herd of cattle for eight days before being rescued. The community alerted David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust de-snaring team of his plight  Man Made Cause for Separation  More
 LUALENI Partially Independent Orphans  Female  Thursday, July 29, 2004 Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary  estimated 4 months  She was found abandoned, and despite trying to join other herds seemed to be rejected by all. She was quite obviously an orphan, her mother suspected dead.  Poaching  More
 SIDAI Partially Independent Orphans  Female  Saturday, June 19, 2004 Ol Pejita Conservancy  20 months  Found abandoned by a water trough, clearly she had been without her family for some time  Drought Related  More
 OROK Partially Independent Orphans  Male  Saturday, May 15, 2004 Amboseli National Park  18 months  His mother died after a short illness, probably drought related and he was rescued three weeks later  Sick Mother  More
 BUCHUMA Partially Independent Orphans  Male  May 2004 Buchuma Entrance Gate to Tsavo East  4 - 6 Months  Fell into a Pipeline Manhole  Man Made Cause for Separation  More
 NASERIAN Partially Independent Orphans  Female  January 2004 Samburu National Reserve  6 Months  Thought to have been swept away from family by a flood in Samburu  Natural Causes  More
 NDOMOT Partially Independent Orphans  Male  October 2003 Ol Donyo Nyiro  6 Weeks  Fell into a well dug by tribesmen in a sand lugga at Oldonyo Nyiro  Man Made Cause for Separation  More
 MADIBA Partially Independent Orphans  Male  September 2003 Botswana, Southern Africa  Days old  Found in a river bed suffering from a deep head wound. Abandoned by family  Natural Causes  More
 SUNYEI Partially Independent Orphans  Female  June 2003 Ol Donyo Nyiro  10 Days Old  Fell into a hole dug by tribesmen at Oldonyo Nyiro  Man Made Cause for Separation  More
 RAPSU Partially Independent Orphans  Male  Thursday, May 29, 2003 Meru National Park  Estimated just under two years old  He was found abandoned, with no other elephants in the area.  Man Made Cause for Separation  More
 GALANA Partially Independent Orphans  Female  April 2003 Galana River , Tsavo East National Park  14 Months Old  Found by visitors in the park, reason for being orphaned is unknown.  Natural Causes  More
 TAITA Partially Independent Orphans  Male  February 2003 Taita Hills sanctuary  9 Months  Fell into a hotel septic tank and rescued by a Trust de-snaring team  Man Made Cause for Separation  More
 OL MALO Fully Independent Orphans  Female  January 2003 Olmalo Laikipia  4 Months Old  Thought to be a victim of poaching in Laikipia  Poaching  More
 TOMBOI Partially Independent Orphans  Male  Tuesday, December 10, 2002 Samburu National Reserve  Days Old  Thought to be separated from family by stampede in Samburu National Reserve  Panic Separation or Stampede  More
 NAPASHA Partially Independent Orphans  Male  November 2002 Mpala Ranch Laikipia  9 Months old  Found by Masaai herdsmen, thought to be a victim of poaching  Poaching  More
 WENDI Partially Independent Orphans  Female  Wednesday, September 11, 2002 Imenti Forest Meru  Days old to a Week  A victim of Human disturbance, found in a swamp in Meru- thought to be a twin  Poaching  More
 MPALA Fully Independent Orphans  Male  December 2001 Mpala ranch Laikipia  6 Months old  Mother was poached on Mpala ranch, he was found two weeks later.  Poaching  More
 MORANI Fully Independent Orphans  Male  November 2001 Lewa Downs  18 months  His mother died and he was shot three times just outside of Lewa Downs  Poaching  More
 SERAA Fully Independent Orphans  Female  September 2001 Shaba National Reserve  6 weeks old  Found in a well at Kasima Hamisi bordering Shaba national reserve  Found in Erosion Gulley  More
 SOLANGO Fully Independent Orphans  Male  September 2001 Seraa Group ranch near to Shaba National Reserve  4 Weeks old  Fell into a deep rocky water catchment well on Seraa Group ranch  Drought Related  More
 THOMA Fully Independent Orphans  Female  June 2001 Thomson's Falls  2 Months Old  Thoma's herd were crop raiding, and when they were chased off the 'shambas' this little calf was left behind in the chaos.  Problem Animal Control  More
 BURRA Fully Independent Orphans  Male  May 2001 Burra / Taita district  8 Months old  Caught in a snare and separated from his family by gun shots, too weak to keep up.  Poaching  More
 SWEET SALLY Fully Independent Orphans  Female  February 2001 Sweet Waters Ranch  6 Months old  Her mother being so traumatized by their relocation to Meru abandoned her  Orphaned During Relocation  More
 MWEYA Fully Independent Orphans  Female  January 2001 Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda  1 Month Old  Found in a fishing village having wondered out of the park in Uganda  Man Made Cause for Separation  More
 IRIMA Fully Independent Orphans  Male  January 2001 Tsavo East national Park  2 Years old  Found near to Irima Hill by tour drivers wondering alone and very emaciated  Drought Related  More
 NDARA Fully Independent Orphans  Female  November 2000 Rukinga Ranch - Maungu  8 Months old  Fell into a Pipeline Man hold near to Maungu town  Man Made Cause for Separation  More
 VITA Fully Independent Orphans  Female  June 2000   14 MonthsTsavo West National Park    Poaching  More
 MULIKA Partially Independent Orphans  Female  March 2000 Meru National Park  7-8 Months Ols  Found by guests staying at Elsa's Kopje in Meru, suspected poaching victim  Poaching  More
 SOSIAN Fully Independent Orphans  Male  February 2000 Sosian Ranch Laikipia  2 1/2 Years  Presumed to be a victim of poaching on Sosian Ranch, Laikipia  Poaching  More
 TSAVO Fully Independent Orphans  Male  January 2000 Tsavo River  1 Year old  His mother died of scepticemia, possibly from an arrow or snare, near the Tsavo river  Natural Causes  More
 NASALOT Partially Independent Orphans  Female  January 2000 Nasalot Turkana  2-3 Months  Mother poached for Ivory, she was found by tribesmen  Poaching  More
 KINNA Partially Independent Orphans  Female  Friday, October 15, 1999 Kinna/ Meru  1 Week Old  Found in a Water Hole, Stuck in the mud & severly sun burnt at Kinna  Stuck in Mud  More
 YATTA Fully Independent Orphans  Female  Sunday, September 26, 1999 Tsavo East triangle  1 Month Old  Mother poached in Tsavo/Athi triangle, found by a labour gang working in the park  Poaching  More
 MUKWAJU Fully Independent Orphans  Male  Saturday, September 11, 1999 Satao - Tsavo East National Park  3 weeks old  Stuck in the mud near Satao camp in Tsavo East national park  Stuck in Mud  More
 ICHOLTA Fully Independent Orphans  Female  August 1999 Marsabit  2 Weeks old  Found in stuck in a drying water hole near the Marsabit mountain  Stuck in Mud  More
 NYIRO Fully Independent Orphans  Male  August 1999 Ol Donyo Nyiro  4 Months old  Found at Ol Donyo Nyiro by tribesmen stuck in a trench  Drought Related  More
 LOLOKWE Fully Independent Orphans  Male  July 1999 Namunyak  1 Month old  Found in a man dug well in Namunyak  Drought Related  More
 SALAMA Fully Independent Orphans  Male  June 1999 Rumaruti / Laikipia  3 Months Old  Found in a crop field aftter his herd were chased away by irate tribesmen in Rumaruti  Problem Animal Control  More
 ILINGWEZI Fully Independent Orphans  Female  April 1999 Ilingwezi / Laikipia  2 Weeks Old  Fell into an erosion Gulley during the night in Ilingwezi group ranch Laikipia  Found in Erosion Gulley  More
 EDIE Fully Independent Orphans  Female  April 1999 Namunyek  4 Months old  Found by tibesmen in a well on the Namunyak Group ranch North of Lewa Downs  Drought Related  More
 LAIKIPIA Fully Independent Orphans  Male  February 1999 Loisaba- Laikipia  1 Year old  Mother died for no known reason, although suspecte as a drought victim in Loisaba  Drought Related  More
 NATUMI Fully Independent Orphans  Female  February 1999 Nanyuki  6 weeks old  Herd was fired at, three members of which died, one being Natumis mother in Nanyuki  Problem Animal Control  More
 MWEIGA Older and Adolescent Orphans at Voi  Female  October 1998 Aberdares / Mweiga  7 months old  Herd driven out of a settlement in Mweiga where she was left behind  Problem Animal Control  More
 LOISABA Fully Independent Orphans  Female  January 1998 Loisaba/Laikipia district  2 Years old  Mother was poached for her ivory on Loisaba rance  Poaching  More
 LEWA The Big Boys Raised from Infancy  Male  May 1997 Lewa Downs  1 year old  Herd poached ouside of Lewa Downs where he was eventually found  Poaching  More
 UASO Fully Independent Orphans  Male  May 1996 Colcheccio/ Laikipia district  18 months old  Orphaned through poaching in the Laikipia district  Poaching  More
 LOMINYEK The Big Boys Raised from Infancy  Male  April 1995 Samburu National Reserve  14 months old    Poaching  More
 AITONG Fully Independent Orphans  Female  November 1994 Masai Mara – Aitong  2 Weeks  Herd abandoned her, presumed as a result of poaching in Aitong-Masai Mara  Poaching  More
 IMENTI The Big Boys Raised from Infancy  Male  Wednesday, January 19, 1994 Imenti Forest in Meru  Hours old  Mother died from gun shot wounds in Imenti forest.  Poaching  More
 EMILY Fully Independent Orphans  Female  October 1993 Tsavo West national Park  1 Month Old  Fell into pit latrine when hurrying with the rest of the herd in Tsavo West  Problem Animal Control  More
 MPENZI Fully Independent Orphans  Female  Friday, October 16, 1992 Mazinga Hill, Voi  8 months old  She was found abandoned and very weak, obviously having been without her mother for some time  Poaching  More
 AJOK The Big Boys Raised from Infancy  Male  May 1990 Turkana/Turkwell  1 week  Found in a river bed in Turkana/ Turkwell. Thought to be orphaned by poaching  Poaching  More
 EDO The Big Boys Raised from Infancy  Male  March 1989 Ambosel National Park  6 months  His mother died after eating garbage at a lodge in Amboseli National Park  Litter Related  More
 NDUME The Big Boys Raised from Infancy  Male  January 1989 Imenti Forest in Meru  3 Months  Orphaned by problem animal control in the Imenti forest  Problem Animal Control  More
 DIKA The Big Boys Raised from Infancy  Male  August 1988 Tsavo West National Park  3 Months old  Herd gunned down by Somali ivory poachers in Tsavo West National Park  Poaching  More
 TARU The Big Boys Raised from Infancy  Male  August 1987 Tsavo East  3 months old  Taru's mother was killed by poachers in Tsavo East National Park  Poaching  More
 OLMEG The Big Boys Raised from Infancy  Male  February 1987 Maralal  2 weeks old  Olmeg fell into a trench  Poaching  More
 CHUMA Fully Independent Orphans  Male  January 1987 Tsavo East National Park  8 months  A victim of poaching, aged approximately one when orphaned  Poaching  More
 LISSA Fully Independent Orphans  Female  October 1986 Tsavo National Park  2 years old  Found abandoned near Mackinnon Road  Poaching  More
 MARY Fully Independent Orphans  Female  Monday, March 03, 1975 Northern Kenya  twelve years old  She was kept at Mount Kenya Safari Ranch until 12 Years old.  Poaching  More
 ELEANOR Fully Independent Orphans  Female  April 1960 Samburu National Reserve  18 months  Eleanor was found wandering on her own, but there was the carcass of a dead elephant nearby, presumably that of her mother, because no other elephants were in Samburu at the time.  Poaching  More

For more information on the specific orphan's we have raised please see their individual profile's below or refer to our Orphan Project Section of the site.

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