Elephants constantly remind us that miracles are possible. However, among all the orphans we have rescued over the years, no one's story is more miraculous than Murera.
Murera came to us a broken elephant. The year was 2012, the height of the then poaching crisis in Kenya. On the morning of 21st February, Piers Winkworth of Offbeat Safaris Tented Camp in Meru National Park spotted a lone elephant calf who appeared to have a broken leg. Camp guides confirmed that they had also seen this orphan over the past few days, always alone and in a very bad way. KWS Rangers had received a report about her some three weeks prior, but subsequently had been unable to trace her.
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.
14 years old
21 February 2012
Meru Region, Meru National Park
Date of Birth (approximate)
7 September 2009
Age at Rescue
2 years old (approx)
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Mwana is Murera’s first daughter — and the first wild baby born to our Umani Springs orphan herd. Her very existence is miraculous, given the seemingly insurmountable odds her mother overcame. Mwana (which means ‘child’ in Swahili) is extroverted and spoiled, in the most endearing way. Read more
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Murera and Mwana
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