In early June, Masai herdsmen reported a lone calf that was trying to follow their grazing cattle. Rangers from Elephant Aware also spotted the young elephant in the Siana area of the Masai Mara, and reported her presence to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). The decision was made to wait and see if she would be absorbed back into a herd. However, several days passed and while a number of herds came and went, she was left behind despite her plaintive cries.
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15 months old
6 June 2020
Masai Mara, Olarro Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
12 April 2019
Age at Rescue
13 months old (approx)
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Ziwadi, Olorien and Larro browsing together
Ziwadi, Olorien and Larro browsing
Naleku and Mukkoka looking after Olorien
Larro checking on Olorien
Olorien checking out the Keepers
Olorien napping underneath Nabulu
Maktao and Olorien enjoying a drink in the forest
Olorien being smothered by the orphans