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

Name Gender Date Born Location Found Age on Arrival Comments Reason for being Orphaned
 ITHUMBAH  Female  Tuesday, September 9, 2008 Ithumba - Northern Tsavo East  Two years old  Found stuck in the black cotton clay of Ithumba Dam  Stuck in Mud 

Elephant Orphan Gallery for ITHUMBAH:

 Siku and Ithumbah Garzi playing with Ithumbah Ithumbah and Chyulu arriving Ithumbah and Bomani
Siku and Ithumbah
photo taken on 7/21/2018


Garzi playing with Ithumbah
photo taken on 1/29/2017


Ithumbah and Chyulu arriving
photo taken on 10/19/2016


Ithumbah and Bomani
photo taken on 6/14/2016


 Ithumbah and Suguta Ithumbah Ithumbah and Meibai Ithumbah
Ithumbah and Suguta
photo taken on 10/20/2015


Ithumbah
photo taken on 1/27/2015


Ithumbah and Meibai
photo taken on 10/15/2014


Ithumbah
photo taken on 5/25/2014


 Wild elephants among whom was Ithumbah Ithumbah Ithumbah playing with Kilabasi Ithumbah
Wild elephants among whom was Ithumbah
photo taken on 9/14/2013


Ithumbah
photo taken on 7/14/2013


Ithumbah playing with Kilabasi
photo taken on 6/8/2013


Ithumbah
photo taken on 4/24/2013


 pembe moja, mulika & ithumbah Ithumbah Ithumbah taking her share Ithumbah and Yatta
pembe moja, mulika & ithumbah
photo taken on 2/9/2013


Ithumbah
photo taken on 10/11/2012


Ithumbah taking her share
photo taken on 8/21/2012


Ithumbah and Yatta
photo taken on 8/14/2012


 Wild elephant, Ithumbah and meibai Ithumbah at the stockade Ithumbah warns Chaimu Ithumbah, Yetu and Yatta
Wild elephant, Ithumbah and meibai
photo taken on 7/18/2012


Ithumbah at the stockade
photo taken on 5/30/2012


Ithumbah warns Chaimu
photo taken on 5/19/2012


Ithumbah, Yetu and Yatta
photo taken on 5/5/2012


 Kora and Ithumbah Mulika, Mwendi, Nasalot & Ithumbah Ithumbah shares a branch with Mwende Ithumbah playing
Kora and Ithumbah
photo taken on 4/24/2012


Mulika, Mwendi, Nasalot & Ithumbah
photo taken on 2/22/2012


Ithumbah shares a branch with Mwende
photo taken on 1/25/2012


Ithumbah playing
photo taken on 12/30/2011


 Ithumbah close Mwende Ithumbah leaves with Kinna and Mulika Ithumbah Ithumbah browsing
Ithumbah close Mwende
photo taken on 12/17/2011


Ithumbah leaves with Kinna and Mulika
photo taken on 12/7/2011


Ithumbah
photo taken on 12/1/2011


Ithumbah browsing
photo taken on 11/11/2011


 Ithumbah drinking with wild elephants Ithumba scratching after the mudbath Ithumba and Sabachi Ithumbah after a mudbath
Ithumbah drinking with wild elephants
photo taken on 10/4/2011


Ithumba scratching after the mudbath
photo taken on 10/1/2011


Ithumba and Sabachi
photo taken on 9/11/2011


Ithumbah after a mudbath
photo taken on 9/1/2011


 Ithumbah  Ithumbah Ithumbah Ithumbah munching on a branch
Ithumbah
photo taken on 8/25/2011


Ithumbah
photo taken on 8/16/2011


Ithumbah
photo taken on 8/5/2011


Ithumbah munching on a branch
photo taken on 7/22/2011


 Ithumbah, Rafiki and a wild bull Ithumbah leading Ithumbah Ithumbah having a scratch
Ithumbah, Rafiki and a wild bull
photo taken on 7/10/2011


Ithumbah leading
photo taken on 7/5/2011


Ithumbah
photo taken on 6/21/2011


Ithumbah having a scratch
photo taken on 6/14/2011


 Ithumbah leading the group Ithumbah drinks with a wild elephant Ithumbah leading Ithumbah in charging mood
Ithumbah leading the group
photo taken on 6/5/2011


Ithumbah drinks with a wild elephant
photo taken on 5/18/2011


Ithumbah leading
photo taken on 5/7/2011


Ithumbah in charging mood
photo taken on 4/26/2011


 Ithumbah playing on the ground Ithumbah & Kilaguni enjoying themselves Ihtumbah mudbathing Ithumbah scratching
Ithumbah playing on the ground
photo taken on 4/24/2011


Ithumbah & Kilaguni enjoying themselves
photo taken on 4/22/2011


Ihtumbah mudbathing
photo taken on 4/3/2011


Ithumbah scratching
photo taken on 3/26/2011


 Ithumbah in the mud Ithumbah scratching against Kilaguni Ihtumbah with the wild female Ithumbah scratching against a tree
Ithumbah in the mud
photo taken on 3/22/2011


Ithumbah scratching against Kilaguni
photo taken on 3/10/2011


Ihtumbah with the wild female
photo taken on 3/8/2011


Ithumbah scratching against a tree
photo taken on 2/20/2011


 Ithumbah leads the way Ithumbah leading Ithumbah scratching Kilaguni and Ithumbah
Ithumbah leads the way
photo taken on 2/15/2011


Ithumbah leading
photo taken on 2/1/2011


Ithumbah scratching
photo taken on 1/14/2011


Kilaguni and Ithumbah
photo taken on 1/8/2011


 Ithumbah Ithumbah and Selengai Ithumbah escorted by Kinna, Selengai & Yatta Ithumbah
Ithumbah
photo taken on 1/5/2011


Ithumbah and Selengai
photo taken on 12/27/2010


Ithumbah escorted by Kinna, Selengai & Yatta
photo taken on 12/26/2010


Ithumbah
photo taken on 12/11/2010


 Ithumbah browsing Ithumbah grazing Ithumbah feeding Makena and Ithumbah
Ithumbah browsing
photo taken on 12/10/2010


Ithumbah grazing
photo taken on 11/28/2010


Ithumbah feeding
photo taken on 11/23/2010


Makena and Ithumbah
photo taken on 11/15/2010


 Ithumbah Wild bulls & Ithumbah Ithumbah leavind the mudbath Ithumbah leaving the mudbath
Ithumbah
photo taken on 11/11/2010


Wild bulls & Ithumbah
photo taken on 10/29/2010


Ithumbah leavind the mudbath
photo taken on 10/27/2010


Ithumbah leaving the mudbath
photo taken on 10/21/2010


 Salaita and Ithumbah Ithumbah in the mudbath Ithumbah at the field Ithumbah getting milk at mud bath
Salaita and Ithumbah
photo taken on 10/19/2010


Ithumbah in the mudbath
photo taken on 10/16/2010


Ithumbah at the field
photo taken on 10/9/2010


Ithumbah getting milk at mud bath
photo taken on 10/7/2010


 Ithumbah & Salaita taking water While preparations are made the calf is kept in the shade in the open hanger at the Ithumba airstrip The wild bulls were interested in the goings on with the new arrival The team work hard to try to free the trapped calf from the black cotton mud
Ithumbah & Salaita taking water
photo taken on 10/6/2010


While preparations are made the calf is kept in the shade in the open hanger at the Ithumba airstrip
photo taken on 9/25/2010


The wild bulls were interested in the goings on with the new arrival
photo taken on 9/25/2010


The team work hard to try to free the trapped calf from the black cotton mud
photo taken on 9/25/2010


 The team help her out of the mud The small makeshift temporary boma made to tame Ihtumbah down The newcomer is showered in much loving from the big hearted Loijuk The much needed milk and medication is flown to Ithumba
The team help her out of the mud
photo taken on 9/25/2010


The small makeshift temporary boma made to tame Ihtumbah down
photo taken on 9/25/2010


The newcomer is showered in much loving from the big hearted Loijuk
photo taken on 9/25/2010


The much needed milk and medication is flown to Ithumba
photo taken on 9/25/2010


 The keepers plan how to best extract the calf first cooling her with water The elephant is given much needed water The calf was found trapped fast in the sticky drying mud of Ithumba Dam The calf was discovered by our keepers trapped in the mud, fortunately before any predators found her in her helpless state
The keepers plan how to best extract the calf first cooling her with water
photo taken on 9/25/2010


The elephant is given much needed water
photo taken on 9/25/2010


The calf was found trapped fast in the sticky drying mud of Ithumba Dam
photo taken on 9/25/2010


The calf was discovered by our keepers trapped in the mud, fortunately before any predators found her in her helpless state
photo taken on 9/25/2010


 The calf is restrained so that Abdi is able to give her the antibiotic injection The calf is extracted from the mud The calf follows the keepers towards the airstrip That day a steady stream of wild bulls visited the stockades
The calf is restrained so that Abdi is able to give her the antibiotic injection
photo taken on 9/25/2010


The calf is extracted from the mud
photo taken on 9/25/2010


The calf follows the keepers towards the airstrip
photo taken on 9/25/2010


That day a steady stream of wild bulls visited the stockades
photo taken on 9/25/2010


 Loijuk spends the afternoon comforting the new arrival in the stockades Kinna, Yatta & Nasalot come to say hi to the calves Ithumbah with Loijuk Ithumbah is brought to the stockades from the airstrip in the back of the tractors trailer
Loijuk spends the afternoon comforting the new arrival in the stockades
photo taken on 9/25/2010


Kinna, Yatta & Nasalot come to say hi to the calves
photo taken on 9/25/2010


Ithumbah with Loijuk
photo taken on 9/25/2010


Ithumbah is brought to the stockades from the airstrip in the back of the tractors trailer
photo taken on 9/25/2010


 A shot from the air of the drying dam that trapped Ithumbah Amazingly without too much coaxing she follows the keepers to the hanger Abdi is flown down to Ithumba so that he can bring the much needed milk & medication
A shot from the air of the drying dam that trapped Ithumbah
photo taken on 9/25/2010


Amazingly without too much coaxing she follows the keepers to the hanger
photo taken on 9/25/2010


Abdi is flown down to Ithumba so that he can bring the much needed milk & medication
photo taken on 9/25/2010


 
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