Much of Muwingu’s story remains a mystery, but we know that she is a tough little elephant.
Her life began in the Lewa - Borana Conservancy landscapes, which have recently been ravaged by the 2022 drought. By the time September rolled around, months without rain had taken their toll. A rise in human-wildlife conflict further compounded the dire situation, as elephants ventured out of protected areas in search of food and water, leading to heightened contact with local communities.
Muwingu was either a victim of the drought or human-wildlife conflict. She is named after the place of her rescue, on the boundary of Lewa
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.
2 years old
9 September 2022
Meru Region, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
5 March 2021
Age at Rescue
18 months old (approx)
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