On the 2nd January we were asked to help rescue an orphaned baby elephant, observed alone and struggling within the Ripoi area in the Masai Mara. The little calf was close to a homestead and the community had reported her presence to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), who having gone to the scene had ascertained the baby was indeed alone and orphaned before contacting the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
Important Note: Thank you for considering an adoption. Each orphan needs more than one foster parent: your adoption donation will be processed by the SWT UK and Kenya to help all the orphans in our care.
5 years old
2 January 2019
Maasai Mara, Olarro Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
15 March 2018
Age at Rescue
9 months old (approx)
Ithumba Reintegration Unit
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Kuishi and Larro drinking
Larro and Kinyei with a wild bull
Kuishi and Larro
Larro and Kuishi
Larro rushing for her 11am bottle
Roho and Larro