On the 8th of March Angela and Robert received reports from KWS about the plight of a little elephant who was discovered fallen down a well within Molore Lorach, Ngilai area. The community first found him there on the 6th of March when approaching the well to water their livestock. They left and returned the following day thinking that he might have managed to escape and be reunited with his natal herd, but too fearful to attempt to extract him. On their return on the 7th of March the stranded, exhausted and now injured calf remained stricken in the well. His desperate ongoing attempts to free himself left him with busies and a rubbed raw back from struggling against the jagged well sides.
4 years old
9 March 2015
Samburu, Namunyak Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
16 February 2015
Trapped in a well
Age at Rescue
3 weeks old (approx)
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Mbegu and Ngilai
Ngilai tossing water upwards
Ndotto lying down with Ngilai behind
Ndotto, Ngilai and Mbegu
Ngilai playing at the mudbath
Ngilai climbing the stockade terrace