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.
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3 years 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, Oldepe and Olorien in the forest
Olorien waving her trunk
Olorien out in the forest
Olorien enjoying her milk bottle
Olorien dashing through the forest
Olorien out browsing
Olorien drinking water
Olorien drinking from one of the puddles