The 8th April 2003, and another phone call early in the morning, this time from Lewa Downs in Northern Kenya with news that there was another orphan of about 18 months old, which had come onto the Ranch through the gap in their ring fence with a wild herd, but obviously did not belong. They had been keeping an eye on it for the past four days, and although it was sometimes with the other elephants, it kept leaving the herd to wander alone.
18 years old
8 April 2003
Meru Region, Lewa Downs Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
1 November 2001
Age at Rescue
17 months old (approx)
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Morani joins the orphans early morning
Mbirikani and Bada stay close to Morani
Morani reaching for greener branches
Morani close to Seraa
Morani joins Lesanju's herd to drink water
Eve playing a wrestling match with Morani
Morani, Irima and Mweya standing asleep