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.
2 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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Naleku, Kindani and Olorien drinking water
Kindani enjoying a scratch
Kindani playfully throwing dust around
Kindani resting her trunk on a stump
Kindani scratching her eye
Kindani and Bondeni playful in their blankets
Kindani watching over Bondeni
Bondeni and Kindani enjoying a mud bath