On 15th May 2014 Angela was given news about a tiny calf needing to be rescued from the Naibunga Conservancy at Ol Lentille. This was a complicated situation as an elephant had killed a woman from the community and had been shot by KWS as a result. The calf had been left behind in the fracas that ensured with the stampeding herd, and any chance of reconciling her with the herd was impossible given the circumstances. The angry community of Kimanjo had set upon the baby in revenge spearing her several times. When she took refuge in the grounds of a nearby school the children began stoning her. Very swiftly the warden of the Naibunga Conservancy came to the calf’s rescue and kept her safe from the community who were baying for her blood in retaliation for recent events.
6 years old
15 May 2014
Samburu, Naibunga Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
15 March 2014
Panic separation / stampede
Age at Rescue
2 months old (approx)
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Mbegu resting on Lasayen's back
Mbegu playing with Ivia and Cheza
Mbegu, Lasayen, Murit and Sagala
Mbegu playing with Ivia
Godoma, Ndotto and Mbegu dust bathing
Mbegu and Godoma out in the field
Mbegu drinking near the wild herds
Mbegu enjoying her greens