This young calf was first spotted alone on the 20th of March reported by the Masai community to the Kenya Wildlife Service and Big life Scouts. In the hope that he would find his natal herd again they decided to observe him from a distance for a few days to see if he would catch up with other elephants, before assuming he was an orphan. Sadly as the days passed he cut a very lonely figure, increasingly vulnerable to predators, and visibly losing condition.
4 years old
23 March 2017
Date of Birth (approximate)
1 January 2016
Age at Rescue
1 year old (approx)
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Mundusi kicking a rock
Mundusi playing in the morning
Mundusi on the ground playing
Mundusi & Tusuja in the water
Ndiwa & Mundusi playing on an anthill
Naseku & Mundusi playing on loose soil