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Umani Springs - Behind the Scenes

All of Kenya’s wild spaces hold their own magic, but the Kibwezi Forest is a true gem. Like a spectacular emerald, it sits nestled between the rolling foothills of the Chyulu Hills with the vast plains of the Amboseli ecosystem beyond, and Tsavo stretching east. As one of Kenya’s last remaining groundwater forests, this habitat is lush much of the year thanks to the Umani Springs. This network of springs percolates through the forest floor, serving as a precious life force for all manner of creatures. Among the Kibwezi Forest’s residents are 14 very special orphaned elephants — individuals who have overcome the most tragic, formidable circumstances to be here today....

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The rescue of Kinyei

On 4th July 2018, a group was on a game drive in Ol Kinyei Conservancy in the Mara. They were watching a pride of Lions, an exciting and most welcome sight on safari, when they spotted something amiss: a tiny elephant calf, alone and wandering precariously close to the pride. She was skirting in and out of the bush, but as soon as the lions felt compelled, she would have made very easy prey. ...

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Luggard's Journey

Luggard, our beloved lionheart, continues to inspire us. Five months ago, in the early hours of 31st May 2020, he strode onto the elephant moving lorry and embarked on the next phase of his journey. ...

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Help for a speared elephant in Amboseli

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Voi: Behind the Scenes

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The rescue of Kindani

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Help for a wild bull at Umani Springs

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Apollo’s progress one year on

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Keeping up with Kiko

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Help for a male lion in Laikipia

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The rescue of Bondeni

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Heroes of this Season

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An eclectic group of orphans

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Lenana's baby Lapa

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Seven mischievous bulls

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