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 scratching Ukame pushing Galla Ukame peeling bark Ukame and Kamok leading
Ukame scratching
photo taken on 10/15/2017


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 Ukame and Galla coming in for their milk Ukame leading the orphans Galla and Ukame soil dusting
Ukame and Tusuja going to soil dust
photo taken on 8/28/2017


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 Ukame scratching Ukame wallowing in the mud bath Ukame and Wanjala explore Ithumba
Ukame ready to start browsing activities
photo taken on 7/4/2017


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 Ukame soil dusting Ukame and Galla in their new environment Ukame out browsing
Naseku and Shukuru greet Ukame and Wanjala
photo taken on 6/14/2017


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 Ukame feeling braver Ukame was so hot today! Ukame is still nervous of the translocation lorry
Ukame's lorry training is going well
photo taken on 6/1/2017


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
photo taken on 5/19/2017


 Ukame still a little nervous of walking further Ukame was so happy to move stockades Ukame going to help Ndiwa Ukame browsing with Dupotto
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
photo taken on 4/2/2017


 Ukame did not want to go into her stockade Ukame got the whole herd excited Ukame was so excited and running all over! Even Ukame was scared of the giraffes
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
photo taken on 3/14/2017


 Ukame was trying to protect Maramoja! Big girl Ukame messing around Sweet Ukame out in the forest Ukame, Lasayen and Dupotto
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
photo taken on 2/9/2017


 Big girl Ukame having her milk bottle Ukame finding her place as a new mini matriarch  Ukame finding her way around the Forest Ukame settling in
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
photo taken on 10/29/2016


 Ukame with her new orphan herd in Nairobi Ukame making new friends at the Nursery Ukame and her Keeper The Keepers try taming Ukame down
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
photo taken on 10/26/2016


 Ukame feasts on fresh cut greens in her stockade None Entered None Entered Rescuing Ukame from Rukinga Ranch
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
photo taken on 10/25/2016


 Ukame arrives at the Nairobi Nursery at nightfall Arriving in Nairobi before dark Akame and the keepers on the plane Ukame gets lifted on to the plane
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
photo taken on 10/25/2016


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


 flying to Tsavo
flying to Tsavo
photo taken on 10/25/2016


 
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