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.
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5 years old
11 September 2017
Amboseli Ecosystem, Amboseli Environs
Date of Birth (approximate)
14 September 2014
Age at Rescue
2 years old (approx)
Ithumba Reintegration Unit
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Namalok and Tusuja sparring
Wanjala and Namalok sparring
Namalok and Karisa entwining trunks
Karisa and Namalok playing
Chaimu greeting Namalok
Mundusi, Ukame and Namalok having a drink
Wild boy with Namalok