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.
Important Note: Thank you for considering an adoption. Each orphan needs more than one foster parent: your adoption donation will be processed by the SWT UK and Kenya to help all the orphans in our care.
7 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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Monthly water colour by Angela Sheldrick.
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Namalok at mudbath
Mundusi playing with Namalok
Namalok and Ndiwa
Wanjala being grumpy with Namalok and the others
Namalok and Sapalan playing
Sapalan and Namalok wrestling
Tusuja, Namalok and Galla browsing