We received an early morning call on 13th December 2010, at 7.00am, reporting news of a tiny baby elephant that had been rescued from a well in the Namunyak Conservation Area, that was in the safe custody of Hilary and Piers of Sarara Camp. The Kenyan Wildlife Service then called having been alerted about the calf with the same news and we immediately scrambled a team of Keepers and they were at Namunyak in Northern Kenya by 10.30am
9 years old
12 December 2010
Samburu, Namunyak Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
4 October 2010
Trapped in a well
Age at Rescue
2 months old (approx)
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Naipoki climbing over Mbirikani
Naipoki and Bada with a wild bull
Naipoki, Emoli and Mbegu at the water trough
Nguvu and Naipoki enjoying the Lucern hay
Naipoki and Mudanda