Mercurial weather is a fact of life in Kenya, but the floods of early 2018 sent the country into a watery crisis. Amidst all this turmoil, we received a startling call on the morning of 20th March: While on patrol, Mara Elephant Project scouts spotted a creature bobbing among the angry whitecaps of the Mara River.
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4 years old
20 March 2018
Masai Mara, Lemek Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
12 March 2018
Age at Rescue
1 week old (approx)
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Lemeki and Thamana with Mudanda behind them
Rorogoi holding Lemeki
Arruba and Lemeki
Suswa bringing Lemeki to see Thamana
Mudanda checking on Lemeki and Thamana
Ndotto and Mudanda sandwich Lemeki
Mudanda with Lemeki and Thamana