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 43 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 is also a wild born rhino calf, in the shape of Sultan, a black rhino born into the Nairobi National Park rhino population. All are protected by our Anti-Poaching and Aerial Surveillance Projects, carried out in partnership with the KWS and funded by our global supporters.

Wild born babies

Saba

Female

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Date of birth:

16 November 2021

Mother:

Sunyei

Silas

Male

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Date of birth:

15 November 2021

Mother:

Sidai

Yogi

Male

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Date of birth:

9 November 2021

Mother:

Yatta

Noah

Male

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Date of birth:

3 November 2021

Mother:

Nasalot

Njema

Female

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Date of birth:

23 October 2021

Mother:

Naserian

Kaia

Female

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Date of birth:

17 October 2021

Mother:

Kinna

Mumo

Female

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Date of birth:

10 September 2021

Mother:

Makena

Cheka

Male

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Date of birth:

10 November 2020

Mother:

Chyulu

Lapa

Male

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Date of birth:

22 August 2020

Mother:

Lenana

Mkuu

Male

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Date of birth:

29 February 2020

Mother:

Mulika

Wema

Female

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Date of birth:

13 November 2019

Mother:

Wendi

Sultan

Male

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Date of birth:

2 September 2019

Mother:

Solio

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