Rescued from Seraa Group Ranch, 20 miles North East of Shaba National Reserve, having fallen into a deep rocky catchment "well" which holds water in the dry season, this tiny bull elephant came in severely sunburnt, the top of his ears burnt to a frazzle from exposure to the sun; the back of his ears still tinged with pink, the tell-tale sign of a very young elephant infant younger than 6 weeks, therefore an October 2001 baby. He was a feisty little character, who resisted being pushed towards his stable by the Keepers, bellowing protest. Finally, the Keepers were told to simply walk away, and, predictably, rather than find himself alone again, he was happy just to follow.
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17 years old
15 October 2001
Samburu, Sera Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
1 September 2001
Age at Rescue
1 month old (approx)
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Solango browsing with the youngsters
Solango at the stocakde
Solango left playing with the wild boy
Solango lifting his trunk
Solango with the youngsters
Solango arrives at the stockades
Solango joins the youngsters in the water