Every elephant rescue brings its own set of challenges. This particular rescue, however, tested the limits. For this baby, being orphaned was just the first hurdle. In the days that followed, she faced floods of biblical proportions, a night marooned amidst swirling waters, and a sojourn in an aircraft hanger — and survived it all with a quiet determinism.
3 years old
2 April 2018
Meru Region, Meru National Park
Date of Birth (approximate)
20 March 2018
Age at Rescue
1 week old (approx)
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Kindani and Bondeni snug in their blankets
Rama with Kinyei, Kindani and Bondeni
Maktao, Kindani, Bondeni and Kinyei
Bondeni, Kinyei and Kindani
Kinyei, Bondeni, and Kindani having a drink
Kindani, Kinyei, Olorien and Maisha
Kindani and Larro resting near each other
Kindani and Naleku in the forest