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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7 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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Faraja pulling down a branch
Faraja and friends browsing on some dry bark
Ziwa and Faraja browsing in the field
Faraja enjoying a scratch against Ngasha
Faraja stood on the pipeline
Ziwa and Faraja at the mud bath
Faraja climbing on Ziwa
Faraja enjoying the mud bath