The following is Elephant Orphan named: UKAME  (foster now)

Name Gender Date Born Location Found Age on Arrival Comments Reason for being Orphaned
 UKAME  Female  Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Rukinga Ranch  2.5 years  Ukame was rescued during the height of the drought in Tsavo in dire circumstances, she was found weak and malnourished standing under a tree on Rukinga Ranch  Drought Related 

Elephant Orphan Gallery for UKAME:

 Ukame and Wanjala explore Ithumba Naseku and Shukuru greet Ukame and Wanjala Ukame feeling braver Ukame was so hot today!
Ukame and Wanjala explore Ithumba
photo taken on 6/14/2017


Naseku and Shukuru greet Ukame and Wanjala
photo taken on 6/14/2017


Ukame feeling braver
photo taken on 5/30/2017


Ukame was so hot today!
photo taken on 5/27/2017


 Ukame is still nervous of the translocation lorry Ukame still a little nervous of walking further Ukame was so happy to move stockades Ukame going to help Ndiwa
Ukame is still nervous of the translocation lorry
photo taken on 5/19/2017


Ukame still a little nervous of walking further
photo taken on 5/16/2017


Ukame was so happy to move stockades
photo taken on 5/3/2017


Ukame going to help Ndiwa
photo taken on 4/19/2017


 Ukame browsing with Dupotto Ukame did not want to go into her stockade Ukame got the whole herd excited Ukame was so excited and running all over!
Ukame browsing with Dupotto
photo taken on 4/2/2017


Ukame did not want to go into her stockade
photo taken on 4/2/2017


Ukame got the whole herd excited
photo taken on 3/31/2017


Ukame was so excited and running all over!
photo taken on 3/31/2017


 Even Ukame was scared of the giraffes Ukame was trying to protect Maramoja! Big girl Ukame messing around Sweet Ukame out in the forest
Even Ukame was scared of the giraffes
photo taken on 3/14/2017


Ukame was trying to protect Maramoja!
photo taken on 3/6/2017


Big girl Ukame messing around
photo taken on 3/1/2017


Sweet Ukame out in the forest
photo taken on 2/17/2017


 Ukame, Lasayen and Dupotto Big girl Ukame having her milk bottle Ukame finding her place as a new mini matriarch  Ukame finding her way around the Forest
Ukame, Lasayen and Dupotto
photo taken on 2/9/2017


Big girl Ukame having her milk bottle
photo taken on 2/6/2017


Ukame finding her place as a new mini matriarch
photo taken on 10/30/2016


Ukame finding her way around the Forest
photo taken on 10/30/2016


 Ukame settling in Ukame with her new orphan herd in Nairobi Ukame making new friends at the Nursery Ukame and her Keeper
Ukame settling in
photo taken on 10/29/2016


Ukame with her new orphan herd in Nairobi
photo taken on 10/29/2016


Ukame making new friends at the Nursery
photo taken on 10/28/2016


Ukame and her Keeper
photo taken on 10/26/2016


 The Keepers try taming Ukame down Ukame feasts on fresh cut greens in her stockade None Entered None Entered
The Keepers try taming Ukame down
photo taken on 10/26/2016


Ukame feasts on fresh cut greens in her stockade
photo taken on 10/26/2016


None Entered
photo taken on 10/25/2016


None Entered
photo taken on 10/25/2016


 Rescuing Ukame from Rukinga Ranch Ukame arrives at the Nairobi Nursery at nightfall Arriving in Nairobi before dark Akame and the keepers on the plane
Rescuing Ukame from Rukinga Ranch
photo taken on 10/25/2016


Ukame arrives at the Nairobi Nursery at nightfall
photo taken on 10/25/2016


Arriving in Nairobi before dark
photo taken on 10/25/2016


Akame and the keepers on the plane
photo taken on 10/25/2016


 Ukame gets lifted on to the plane Ukame getting ready to board the plane to Nairobi Ukame at the airstrip it needed a lot of man power to lift her from the car into the plane
Ukame gets lifted on to the plane
photo taken on 10/25/2016


Ukame getting ready to board the plane to Nairobi
photo taken on 10/25/2016


Ukame at the airstrip
photo taken on 10/25/2016


it needed a lot of man power to lift her from the car into the plane
photo taken on 10/25/2016


 Ukame having been rescued and taken to the airstrip flying to Tsavo
Ukame having been rescued and taken to the airstrip
photo taken on 10/25/2016


flying to Tsavo
photo taken on 10/25/2016


 
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