My Region: US
Estimated to have been born in April 1999, this female calf was about 4 months when rescued from a well on the Namunyak Group Ranch North of Lewa Downs. Her family had struggled all night unsuccessfully to try and retrieve her, but had to leave when tribesmen and their cattle turned up.
24 years old
15 August 1999
Samburu, Namunyak Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
1 April 1999
Trapped in a well
Age at Rescue
4 months old (approx)
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Ella was born during the long rains, when Tsavo was full of lush browse. Her mum is Edie, an orphan living back in the wild. Read more
Eden is very shy and takes life at her own pace. Unlike the others, she doesn`t seem to enjoy pushing games and is seen as a bit of a coward. A Mummy`s girl, she loves spending time with Edie and her nanny Ndara. Read more
We first met Eco on 15th November 2019, after Edie - alongside Mweya with her first born calf Mwitu - made the journey back to our Voi Reintegration Unit to introduce her baby to her human family, after the rains had fallen, as before then it would have been impossible due to a lack of food and water en-route. Eco is Edie's first male calf, and her third wild-born calf, after Ella (2009) and Eden (2015). Read more
Our ex orphans typically choose a morning debut for their new babies, but Edie clearly couldn’t wait until daybreak to introduce us to her latest addition. Very late at night of 26th January 2022, she arrived at the Voi Reintegration Unit with a newborn calf in tow. He is a healthy, round-cheeked little boy, who we have named Enzo. Read more
Edie, Enzo, Eco and Tahri visiting
From left Mwitu, Mweya, Tahri and Edie
Mweya, Edie, Laikipia & their calves eating cubes
Kihari and Edie leading
Edie with Eco and Enzo
Edie, Kenderi and Embu
Edie, Eco, Enzo and Mbirikani