The male orphan elephant calf was first seen alone on the 25th of August 2014 while coming to drink at the Galana River on Galana ranch. The calf stayed close to the river bank where several herds of wild elephant came and went, but all constantly investigating the little baby. The calf tried several times to join these wild herds but they rejected the little elephant every time making him feel even more abandoned and desperate. Several hours passed with no sign of the calf’s mother.
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6 years old
26 August 2014
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo East NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
20 August 2012
Age at Rescue
2 years old (approx)
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Bada enjoying a scratch
Bada enjoys scratching
Arruba and Bada saluting each other
Naipoki and Bada behind
Bada near the waterhole
Bada enjoys scratching session
Bada looking for a browsing spot