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Rorogi’s fate was reported to us on the 9th of October by the Kenya Wildlife Service and our Burra Anti-poaching team was sent to Kwale County to respond.
Nature is a mystery in itself, but luck certainly played its part in this situation. It is difficult to explain how this young milk dependent elephant managed to survive over a month in isolation, independent of her mother, and herd, and all this amid people! The surrounding communities (Akamba, Duruma, Taita, and Kikuyus) could easily have messed with this young elephant, given their lifestyles and economic activities, but she remained safe thanks to Mr. Steven Muinde, the owner of the farm on which this orphaned baby Elephant found refuge, and also thanks to the Kinango KWS station head quarters to whom the report was first relayed who then contacted our team to assist in saving this calf’s life. Rorogoi was found in Kwale district closer to the coast than Tsavo. She has been named after the area where she was found.
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10 years old
10 October 2013
South Coast, Kwale County
Date of Birth (approximate)
10 August 2012
Age at Rescue
14 months old (approx)
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Lemeki, Embu, Suswa and Rorogoi dust bathing
Rorogoi enjoying Lucerene with the orphans
Godoma, Mudanda & Rorogoi guarding Thamnana
Rorogoi lft and Tagwa
Mudanda and Rorogoi
Suswa joining Embu and Rorogoi
Rorogoi at the water trough