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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Kinyei, Kindani and Bondeni out in the forest
Kindani and Olorien browsing together
Bondeni, Kindani, and Kinyei with Nabulu
Kiasa with Kindani and Esoit
Naleku and Kindani in the forest
Kindani, Esoit and Kinyei in the forest
Kindani now browsing with Bondeni
Kindani and Bondeni resting