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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Faraja putting grass on his head
Ziwa and Faraja pushing games in the waterhole
Faraja rolling on the ground to scratch his belly
Lima Lima pushing Faraja
Faraja pulling acacia branches
Faraja scratching his bottom
Faraja finds a broken water pipe
Mwashoti and Faraja at the dust-bath