Wild-Born Babies

Meet some of the baby elephants (and a rhino) born to orphans that are living back in the wild.

Over the years, orphaned elephants and rhinos hand reared through our Orphans’ Project and living back in the wild have gone on to have their own wild-born young, showing the difference rescuing just one orphan can have for the whole species.

To date, we know of 54 wild-born elephant calves because their mothers, orphans living back in the wild, have chosen to share their new bundles of joy with us by returning to our Reintegration Units sometime after the birth. However, we are certain there are many more wild-born babies, fathered by male orphans living back in the wild who have mated with female wild elephants. There are also two wild born rhino calves, in the shape of Sultan and his younger sister Savannah, both born to wild-living orphan Solio who assimilated into Nairobi National Park's black rhino population.

Wild born babies

Nyx

Female

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Date of birth:

5 December 2022

Mother:

Naisula

Milo

Male

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Date of birth:

29 October 2022

Mother:

Melia

Wimbi

Female

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Date of birth:

8 October 2022

Mother:

Wendi

Mojo

Male

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Date of birth:

15 September 2022

Mother:

Mweya

Iman

Female

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Date of birth:

12 July 2022

Mother:

Ithumbah

Mambo

Male

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Date of birth:

8 March 2022

Mother:

Mutara

Savannah

Female

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Date of birth:

30 January 2022

Mother:

Solio

Enzo

Male

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Date of birth:

26 January 2022

Mother:

Edie

Lexi

Female

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Date of birth:

1 January 2022

Mother:

Lualeni

Izzy

Female

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Date of birth:

28 December 2021

Mother:

Icholta

Kofi

Male

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Date of birth:

24 December 2021

Mother:

Kilabasi

Saba

Female

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Date of birth:

16 November 2021

Mother:

Sunyei

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