The Nairobi Nursery received a report of an orphaned elephant calf at 2.30pm on the afternoon of Wednesday 21st August from Cynthia Moss in Amboseli. Cynthia Moss has been studying and researching the elephant populations of Amboseli for many years now but recently had been carefully watching a herd, named FA by the research team, with a young seven month old bull called Faraja who was born on the 28th January 2012, and whose mother recently vanished.
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8 years old
21 August 2012
Amboseli Ecosystem, Amboseli National Park
Date of Birth (approximate)
28 January 2012
Man-made cause for separation
Age at Rescue
6 months old (approx)
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Jasiri fighting with Faraja
Faraja after a wallow
Faraja with a mouthful of greens
Faraja digging the ground with his foot
Faraja with soil on his head
Faraja in the mudbath