Having just arrived back from Tsavo, Daphne and Angela Sheldrick received news from Tsavo that two orphaned Elephant calves were in need of rescue on that very day, Friday 20th July 2012. Both took place simultaneously. One was a lone calf of about 1 year old who had been sighted by the Electric Fence Maintenance team along a portion of the Nairobi – Mombasa road behind the Voi Wildlife Lodge. The other had been alone since the 18th July on the Mgeno Ranch abutting Tsavo National Park.
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12 years old
20 July 2012
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo East NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
18 July 2011
Age at Rescue
12 months old (approx)
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Bomani outside the stockade at night
Bomani and Chemi Chemi
Bomani and Orwa stop at the watertorugh
Orwa and Bomani sleeping outside the stocakde
Orwa and Bomani
Bomani playing with Lucerne
Bomani enjoying Lucerne
Bomani and Malima