Namalok was first identified alone without his herd by Kenya Wildlife Service rangers who observed his movements over the coming days, leading into weeks. As time passed they grew concerned for his welfare because he joined no other herds and remained in an area stricken by drought conditions. They watched as elephant herds came and went, but he always remained behind.
5 years old
11 September 2017
Date of Birth (approximate)
14 September 2014
Age at Rescue
2 years old (approx)
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Namalok and Roi browsing together
Wanjala and Namalok leading
Kuishi and Namalok
Sapalan playing with Namalok
Namalok and Ukame
Namalok browsing with his friends
Namalok drinking rain water
Namalok climbing on Sapalan