Lolokwe's Story

A male calf estimated to have been born in July 1999, this young "toughie" from the North was 1 month old when rescued; also a victim of the wells dug by tribesmen for their livestock. He takes his name from the Sugar Loaf mountain of the North known as Olololokwe meaning "far away mountain". He, Salama and another little bull called "Nyiro" share the same rugged bull face and look very much alike. We can't help wondering if they have the same "Dad". One finger of Lolokwe's trunk is damaged, hanging loose, probably slashed by tribesman having been pulled out of the well. However, he copes very well and is luckier than Loisaba. He loves to tussle with his peers, often interrupting bouts between Laikipia and Salama.

Lolokwe's Story

When he was a young bull Lolokwe was a bold and spirited very lively individual. He was always popular within the younger bull set but for the same reason he tended to be on the pushy side amongst the girls!

Nowadays he nearly a fully grown bull and wonders the wilds of Tsavo near the Voi Reintegration stockade where he was moved to be rehabilitated in 2002.

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Current Age

24 years old



Rescued date

15 August 1999

Rescue Location

Samburu, Namunyak Conservancy

Date of Birth (approximate)

1 July 1999

Reason Orphaned

Drought related

Age at Rescue

1 month old (approx)

Current Location

Living Wild

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