In early June 2020, Maasai 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 Maasai 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.
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.
4 years old
6 June 2020
Maasai Mara, Olarro Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
12 April 2019
Age at Rescue
13 months old (approx)
Ithumba Reintegration Unit
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Olorien and Milo facing off
Kindani, Bondeni and Olorien browsing
Kuishi, Esoit and Olorien browsing
Olorien and Kinyei walking
Olorien and Bondeni browsing
Olorien leading the herd