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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7 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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Mukkoka, Naleku and Larro browsing on long grass
Naleku starting to muda bath with Kiasa nearby
Naleku out in the forest
Roho and Naleku with Kiasa browsing
Naleku with Mukkoka in the forest
Maisha followed by little Naleku
Maktao near Naleku in the forest
Naleku and Nabulu after having their milk