In early June 2020, 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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22 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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Kinyei, Naleku and Olorien drinking water
Olorien and Roho being comforted by Maisha
Bondeni and Olorien cuddling
Naboishu behind Olorien and Maisha
Mukkoka snuggling Olorien
Olorien enjoying her milk
Kiasa, Maisha and Olorien at the mud bath
Mukkoka sharing greens with Olorien