At about 11 a.m. during the morning of the 21st February 2012, Mr. Piers Winkworth of the Offbeat Safaris Tented Camp in Meru National Park noticed a lone young elephant calf, who appeared to have a broken leg. The Camp Guides said that they had seen this orphaned elephant over the past few days, and apparently KWS Rangers had received a report about it some 3 weeks ago, but subsequently had been unable to trace it.
9 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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Murera and Mwashoti heading out to the forest in the morning
Murera out in the forest
Murera seemingly alert, with her ears up
Murera leading the orphans to the hills
Murera and Mwashoti browsing in the grasslands together
Murera enjoying a lie down on the dust mound
Murera leading the orphans
Zongoloni browsing with Murera