On the 9th of 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.
5 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 Ngilai playing
Murit drinking his milk
Murit and other orphans browsing
Murit enjoying some supplement hay
Murit and Ngilai having a strength testing match
Godoma and Murit near a wild herd
Ngilai and Murit in a strength testing match
Murit wrestling with Ngilai