On the 27th March the SWT/KWS Mara Mobile Veterinary Unit was called to perform a post-mortem on an elephant female known as ‘Namunyak' who was found dead mysteriously that morning in the Masai Mara. She was a well-known female to many, who had been fitted with a radio collar by the Mara Elephant Project so that she and her herd's movements could be tracked and monitored. When her collar signal became static, reading an immobility signal, alarm bells rang. She was found lifeless, and her young calf was now in the company of her herd who had moved a short distance away.
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19 months old
28 March 2020
Masai Mara, Olarro Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
20 October 2018
Age at Rescue
1 year old (approx)
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Naboishu browsing with the Nursery herd
Sattao and Naboishu leading the orphans
Nabulu and Naboishu browsing together
Naboishu having his milk
Naboishu playing with Ziwadi
Naboishu with Tagwa and the Nursery herd
Naboishu saying hello to Luggard
Naboishu and Naleku leading the orphans