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 34 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

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

Lili

Female

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Date of birth:

1 September 2019

Mother:

Loijuk

Mwitu

Female

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Date of birth:

15 August 2019

Mother:

Mweya

Eco

Male

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Date of birth:

3 July 2019

Mother:

Edie

Lulu

Female

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Date of birth:

27 September 2018

Mother:

Lualeni

Solar

Male

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Date of birth:

9 February 2018

Mother:

Seraa

Siku

Female

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Date of birth:

21 October 2017

Mother:

Sunyei

Nusu

Male

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Date of birth:

14 October 2017

Mother:

Nasalot

Yoyo

Male

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Date of birth:

7 October 2017

Mother:

Yatta

Kama

Female

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Date of birth:

24 March 2017

Mother:

Kinna

Neptune

Male

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Date of birth:

4 March 2017

Mother:

Ndara

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