On 4th July 2018, a group was on a game drive in Ol Kinyei Conservancy in the Mara. They were watching a pride of Lions, an exciting and most welcome sight on safari, when they spotted something amiss: a tiny elephant calf, alone and wandering precariously close to the pride. She was skirting in and out of the bush, but as soon as the lions felt compelled, she would have made very easy prey.
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3 years old
4 July 2018
Masai Mara, Ol Kinyei Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
28 June 2018
Age at Rescue
0 weeks old (approx)
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Kinyei climbing on Naleku
Kinyei and Bondeni in the forest
Kinyei, Roho and Larro at the mud bath
Kinyei and Roho wrestling
Kinyei and Esoit browsing together
Kinyei suckling her trunk
Bondeni and Kinyei playing with Roho