On October 3rd during a KWS aerial patrol over the Narok/Masai Mara area a yearling calf was spotted alone, frantically trying to follow a bull who was passing nearby, yet the calf was unable to keep up and soon fell behind. The calf was believed to have strayed from the Masai Mara National Reserve having lost its mother and elephant family, and is thought to be another sad victim of poaching driven by the demand in the Far East for ivory.
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8 years old
4 October 2012
Masai Mara, Narok
Date of Birth (approximate)
5 April 2011
Age at Rescue
1 year old (approx)
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Narok enjoying some water from the water trough.
Narok, Malima, Mapia, and Kuishi all browsing together.
Narok and Bomani lying down
Narok and Bomani enjoying Lucerne
Narok, Orwa and Bomani
Narok joining the orphans