We received a call late on the 4th of January from Brian Heath, the Chief Executive of the Mara Conservancy, about an abandoned baby elephant who had been observed for a couple of days on the plains of the Mara. Numerous elephants were in the area, moving through but this baby bull was seemingly an orphan because he never successfully integrated. In this time he had not fed on any milk, and was very much peripheral to the herds, sometimes kilometers apart. The calf was left another day to see if anything changed and if his mother would return. There was a young female, too young to be his mother, who was clearly agitated and concerned about the little baby’s fate and she was torn between remaining with the herds, and providing protection for the baby. It was thought that maybe she could be the sister of the little bull.
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6 years old
5 January 2015
Masai Mara, Mara Triangle
Date of Birth (approximate)
9 October 2013
Age at Rescue
1 year old (approx)
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Boromoko and Meibai
Galla playing with Boromoko
Boromoko soil dusting
Galla having a chat with Boromoko
Boromoko scratching in Siangiki
Roi chats with Boromoko
Boromoko getting a free ride
Boromoko climbing on Roi