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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20 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 being playful in the forest
Kinyei, Naleku and Olorien drinking water
Naleku browsing with Nabulu and Roho
Maisha, Naleku and Maktao browsing
Naleku walking with Mukkoka behind Kiombo
Naleku drinking with Maktao, Kiombo, and Mukkoka
Kindani with Naleku smelling the air
Mukkoka, Naleku and Nabulu enjoying a mud bath