On the 29th of November we got a phone call from the Senior Warden of South Turkana Game Reserve about an elephant orphan found in the Orwa area near the Reserve boundary. As the call came in late in the evening, the rescue Team had to wait until the next morning to leave for the flight. KWS Rangers captured the calf and kept him overnight until the Keepers could fly could get there the following day.
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.
12 years old
30 November 2011
South Turkana, South Turkana National Reserve
Date of Birth (approximate)
3 December 2010
Age at Rescue
11 months old (approx)
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Bomani and Orwa stop at the watertorugh
Orwa enjoying Lucerne
Orwa dust bathing
Orwa at the stockde compound bright and early
Orwa pays the stockades a visit
Orwa and Bomani sleeping outside the stocakde
Orwa and Bomani
Sities sparring with Orwa