On the 16th October 2015 we were called about a young female elephant found trapped and abandoned down a water well near Maralal in Northern Kenya. She was discovered by the pastoral Samburu community and reported to the Kenya Wildlife Service who retrieved and extracted her ensuring that we received news to action a rescue.
We immediately dispatched an aircraft to the Wamba airfield, which is approximately a one hour flight from Nairobi. Once our team landed they were not only greeted by the KWS men who had rescued the calf, but also a crowd who were hard to restrain given their eager interest in the tiny baby elephant.
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7 years old
16 October 2015
Samburu, Maralal National Park
Date of Birth (approximate)
15 August 2015
Trapped in a well
Age at Rescue
2 months old (approx)
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Lemeki and Thamana near Tamiyoi
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Tamiyoi and Godoma welcoming a wild herd