We received a report from KWS on the 2nd of January 2020 about an orphaned baby elephant whose mum had died the previous night in the Masai Mara. Scouts from the Mara Elephant Project (MEP) had been monitoring her and her baby for a few days prior to her passing, concerned by her poor condition.
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9 months old
2 January 2020
Masai Mara, Mara North Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
2 July 2019
Mother died cause unknown
Age at Rescue
6 months old (approx)
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Naleku running down to the mud bath
Naleku following Mukkoka in the forest
Naleku suckling her Keepers hand after her milk
Naleku smelling for her milk
Tamiyoi browsing with Naleku
Naleku and Larro out in the forest
Mukkoka, Naleku and Larro browsing on long grass
Naleku starting to muda bath with Kiasa nearby