The Oltepes village lies within a traditional elephant migratory passage linking Tsavo West and East and as such is an area of ongoing human/wildlife conflict. The name Oltepes means “Acacia” and at this time of the year the Acacia trees drop nutritious pods which all animals relish, including the elephants. Hence, every time the elephants move along this route, and pause to feed on the Acacias near this village, they find themselves in trouble from a notoriously un-ele-friendly community.
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.
14 years old
27 August 2011
Tsavo Ecosystem, Rombo Group Ranch
Date of Birth (approximate)
26 August 2009
Age at Rescue
2 years old (approx)
Personalised adoption certificate.
Monthly email update on your orphan and the project.
Monthly watercolour by Angela Sheldrick.
Access to special content; latest Keepers' Diaries, videos and photos
Rombo wrestling with Panda
Rombo enjoying the lush green grass
Rombo and Dabassa walking alone
Rombo and Dabasa playing
Rombo scratching up
Rombo and Seraa
Layoni sleeping and Rombo standing guard