The Imenti Forest is one of many small remnant patches of forest in which fragmented elephant herds shelter, threatened by a burgeoning human population of agriculturalists who are definitely not sympathetic to their presence. Cultivation within the elephants’ ancient migratory routes denies them safe passage to the Mount Kenya forests, and that population to which the Imenti elephants rightfully belong.
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.
35 years old
15 March 1989
Meru Region, Imenti Forest
Date of Birth (approximate)
1 January 1989
Problem animal control
Age at Rescue
2 months old (approx)
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Monthly watercolour by Angela Sheldrick.
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Ndume resting under a tree
Ndume pays the orphans a visit
Ndume is sorounded by orphans