On 17th March Robert Carr-Hartley received a phone call from Governor Samuel Tunai of Narok County, the County which the Masai Mara Reserve falls within. He was calling in regard to reports of an orphaned elephant whose plight had come to his attention.
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4 years old
17 March 2019
Masai Mara National Reserve
Date of Birth (approximate)
20 March 2017
Age at Rescue
23 months old (approx)
Umani Springs Reintegration Unit
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Kiombo enjoying his bottle
Kiombo trying to pull up roots
Sonje looking for Kiombo
Kiombo and Mwashoti browsing
Sonje and Kiombo at the new water trough
Kiombo Lima Lima Sonje walking to the mud-bath
Sonje and Kiombo walk to the midday feed
Kiombo chewing on a stick