It always seems to happen on a Sunday, but never before have we had to cope with 2 orphaned elephant rescues on a quiet Sunday afternoon, which suddenly turned out to be anything but a quiet afternoon! Since the failure of the November/December rains over most of the country, exacerbated by hotter than usual conditions, most of Kenya has been gripped by devastating drought conditions, its normally green pasture (at this time of the year) reduced to a desiccated and baked landscape. The drier than usual conditions have taken a terrible toll of all life, and not least the elephants, particularly those who have to eke out an existence in a naturally arid environment which yielded the latest two orphaned elephants to be brought into our Nairobi Nursery.
14 years old
15 January 2006
Samburu, West Gate Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
24 July 2005
Age at Rescue
5 months old (approx)
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Barsilinga and Loijuk
Loijuk, Nusu and Olare
Baby Nusu with Loijuk
Teleki, Nasalot, baby Nusu and Loijuk
Kama begs Loijuk for some lucerne
Siku leading Sunyei and Loijuk
Nasalot, baby Nusu and Loijuk