We received a report from KWS on the 2nd 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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12 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 staying close to Enkesha
Naleku, Dololo and Mukkoka having fun in the mud
Naboishu snuggling Naleku
Mukkoka browsing near Naleku
Naleku with the Nursery orphans at the mud bath
Naleku following Mukkoka in the forest
Maktao, Mukkoka and Naleku in the forest
Naboishu browsing with Naleku