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

Leo

Male

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Date of birth:

18 April 2016

Mother:

Lissa

Inca

Male

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Date of birth:

20 January 2016

Mother:

Icholta

Safi

Male

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Date of birth:

17 November 2015

Mother:

Sweet Sally

Wiva

Female

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Date of birth:

13 October 2015

Mother:

Wendi

Eden

Female

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Date of birth:

16 March 2015

Mother:

Edie

Emma

Female

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Date of birth:

23 December 2014

Mother:

Emily

Mpia

Female

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Date of birth:

1 April 2012

Mother:

Mpenzi

Yetu

Female

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Date of birth:

19 January 2012

Mother:

Yatta

Mwende

Female

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Date of birth:

6 November 2011

Mother:

Mulika

Lazima

Male

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Date of birth:

30 October 2011

Mother:

Lissa

Ella

Female

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Date of birth:

1 May 2009

Mother:

Edie

Eve

Female

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Date of birth:

1 December 2008

Mother:

Emily

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