For generations, elephants of the north have used a well-trod corridor to venture down into Laikipia from the north. Set against the backdrop of a challenging drought, this area has become a hotspot for human-wildlife conflict in recent months. A tragic number of elephants have been reported shot, including a number of lactating females.
And so, it sadly came as little surprise when another orphan turned up. On January 19th 2022, we received the call from Tom Sylvester of Loisaba Conservancy. Scouts had found an orphaned baby elephant who had wandered onto the Conservancy. He was in a very bad way: weak, emaciated, and frightened, and had clearly been on his own for some time.
3 years old
19 January 2022
Laikipia, Loisaba Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
20 July 2019
Age at Rescue
2 years old (approx)
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Lodo and friends
Choka and Lodo
Lodo relaxing under an acacia tree
Lodo striking a pose
Lodo in the field, browsing
Lodo relaxing under a tree
Lodo and Roho wrestling