Mageno is a remarkable young bull. Despite being so young, he has already survived a brutal drought and become a big brother figure to two special girls.
His story began on the morning of 15th June 2022, as Wildlife Works was conducting a routine patrol of the Taita Ranches, which make up the buffer zone between Tsavo East National Park and Tsavo West National Park. Flying above Mgeno Ranch, their pilot, Keith Hellyer, spotted an infant elephant collapsed and looking worse for wear in the vast, barren landscape. An aerial scan revealed that there were no herds in the area, which confirmed that the baby was abandoned and orphaned.
Important Note: Thank you for considering an adoption. Each orphan needs more than one foster parent: your adoption donation will be processed by the SWT UK and Kenya to help all the orphans in our care.
2 years old
15 June 2022
Date of Birth (approximate)
18 May 2021
Age at Rescue
12 months old (approx)
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Kitich, Taroha and Mageno
Kitich and Mageno playing on Choka
Kerrio, Nyambeni and Mageno in the mud bath
Mageno, Kitich and Kamili
Loldaiga, Kitich and Mageno
Mageno, Latika and Shujaa in the mud bath
Kitich, Tingai, Choka, Mageno and Muwingu
Mzinga, Kerrio, Mageno and Nyambeni