Born in Northern Kenya in l975, and orphaned by poachers as a tiny two year old baby. She was raised kept at the Mount Kenya Safari Ranch under the care of three Keepers until the age of l2, when she was taken down to Tsavo National Park and introduced to Eleanor's family. From her first day of real freedom, Mary lived every day as though it were her last, savoring and enjoying every moment. She is a beautiful elephant with a lovely rounded face, soft brown eyes and long lashes.
47 years old
15 October 1987
Mount Kenya Region, Safari Ranch
Date of Birth (approximate)
3 March 1975
Age at Rescue
12 years old (approx)
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Monthly water colour by Angela Sheldrick.
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Donald is the first calf of Mary, an orphan now living back in the wild.