The Tsavo Conservation Area is in the throes of a long, challenging dry season. In times like these, elephants are constantly on the move in search of life-sustaining food and water. When a member of the herd no longer has the strength to go on, the matriarch must make the heart-breaking but inevitable decision to leave them behind. It is usually the very young and the very old who fall victim to prolonged dry seasons.
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.
20 months old
29 September 2021
Tsavo Ecosystem, Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
Date of Birth (approximate)
20 September 2020
Age at Rescue
12 months old (approx)
Personalised adoption certificate.
Monthly email update on your orphan and the project.
Monthly water colour by Angela Sheldrick.
Access to special content; latest Keepers' Diaries, videos and photos
Taabu and Bondeni browsing
Oldepe and Taabu in the Park
Lodo and Taabu browsing with the herd
Sweet Taabu running
Suguroi and Taabu in the forest
Taabu at the mud bath
Taabu rolling his trunk