A lone baby elephant, aged about 20 months, was spotted alone on Ol Malo Ranch on about March 17th 2012 by the Ranch’s Samburu Scouts who reported its presence to the Ranch owners, the Francombes. A Scout named Loponu was then allotted the task of monitoring the calf to verify that it was, indeed, an orphan with no chance of rejoining its natural family. Scout Loponu spent the next two days diligently watching the elephant, and ascertained that it was obviously an orphan, since it made little attempt to join up with passing wild elephant herds, and nor did the wild elephants make any attempt at contact with him.. The baby was visibly extremely fearful, most of its tail already having been bitten off by predators. It spent much of its time hiding in thick cover, obviously terrified of a further predator attack.
10 years old
20 March 2012
Laikipia, Ol Malo Ranch
Date of Birth (approximate)
14 May 2010
Age at Rescue
22 months old (approx)
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