On 9th July the KWS Wamba platoon commander received a report from a community informer that a tiny elephant calf had been discovered down a well. A local herdsman had been taking his herd to water when to his amazement he was confronted by a trapped elephant baby. How long the calf had remained submerged in the well nobody knows as there was absolutely no sign of elephants remaining in the area.
6 years old
10 July 2014
Samburu, Namunyak Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
17 May 2014
Trapped in a well
Age at Rescue
1 month old (approx)
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Murit and Mbegu scratching
Godoma playing with Murit
Murit and Mashariki dust bathing
Murit playing with Godoma
Murit left and Godoma browsing
Murit feasting on creepers
Mbegu stretches her trunk towards Murit