On the 22nd of October, Angela Sheldrick was called by a staff member from Ziwani Voyager Lodge located in Tsavo West National Park with news of a young lone orphaned elephant that had been seen hanging around close to the lodge for a number of days. It was clear the young elephant was an orphan due to her deteriorating condition.
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6 years old
23 October 2013
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo West NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
20 April 2013
Age at Rescue
6 months old (approx)
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Mteto and Oltaiyoni playing
Siangiki and Oltaiyoni browsing
Tusuja and Oltaiyoni browsing
Oltaiyoni digging soil
Oltaiyoni having her milk
Siangiki tries to steal a stick from Oltaiyoni
Naughty Oltaiyoni after having stolen a bottle of milk
Oltaiyoni reaching for green vegetation