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 adopting and being part of the SWT family, it is important to note that your donation will help any orphan in need. Our orphans will need more than one adoptive parent.
3 years old
2 January 2019
Masai Mara, Olarro Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
15 March 2018
Age at Rescue
9 months old (approx)
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Bondeni and Larro in the Park
Roho, Mukkoka and Larro having fun in the mud
Bondeni, Larro and Roho at the mud bath
Bondeni and Larro with trunks up
Olorien, Larro and Bondeni
Larro and Mukkoka wrestling near the water trough
Larro the Nursery matriarch
Bondeni and Larro down at the mud bath