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 pushing Galla Ukame peeling bark Ukame and Kamok leading Ukame and Tusuja going to soil dust
Ukame pushing Galla
photo taken on 9/7/2017


Ukame peeling bark
photo taken on 9/2/2017


Ukame and Kamok leading
photo taken on 8/31/2017


Ukame and Tusuja going to soil dust
photo taken on 8/28/2017


 Ukame and Galla coming in for their milk Ukame leading the orphans Galla and Ukame soil dusting Ukame ready to start browsing activities
Ukame and Galla coming in for their milk
photo taken on 8/9/2017


Ukame leading the orphans
photo taken on 7/24/2017


Galla and Ukame soil dusting
photo taken on 7/19/2017


Ukame ready to start browsing activities
photo taken on 7/4/2017


 Ukame scratching Ukame wallowing in the mud bath Ukame and Wanjala explore Ithumba Naseku and Shukuru greet Ukame and Wanjala
Ukame scratching
photo taken on 6/22/2017


Ukame wallowing in the mud bath
photo taken on 6/14/2017


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 soil dusting Ukame and Galla in their new environment Ukame out browsing Ukame's lorry training is going well
Ukame soil dusting
photo taken on 6/10/2017


Ukame and Galla in their new environment
photo taken on 6/5/2017


Ukame out browsing
photo taken on 6/1/2017


Ukame's lorry training is going well
photo taken on 6/1/2017


 Ukame feeling braver Ukame was so hot today! Ukame is still nervous of the translocation lorry Ukame still a little nervous of walking further
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
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 Ukame going to help Ndiwa Ukame browsing with Dupotto Ukame did not want to go into her stockade
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
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 Ukame was so excited and running all over! Even Ukame was scared of the giraffes Ukame was trying to protect Maramoja!
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
photo taken on 3/14/2017


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


 Big girl Ukame messing around Sweet Ukame out in the forest Ukame, Lasayen and Dupotto Big girl Ukame having her milk bottle
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
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  Ukame finding her way around the Forest Ukame settling in Ukame with her new orphan herd in Nairobi
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
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 Ukame and her Keeper The Keepers try taming Ukame down Ukame feasts on fresh cut greens in her stockade
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
photo taken on 10/26/2016


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


 None Entered None Entered Rescuing Ukame from Rukinga Ranch Ukame arrives at the Nairobi Nursery at nightfall
None Entered
photo taken on 10/25/2016


None Entered
photo taken on 10/25/2016


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 Akame and the keepers on the plane Ukame gets lifted on to the plane Ukame getting ready to board the plane to Nairobi
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
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 it needed a lot of man power to lift her from the car into the plane Ukame having been rescued and taken to the airstrip flying to Tsavo
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
photo taken on 10/25/2016


flying to Tsavo
photo taken on 10/25/2016


 
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