On the 16th of 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.
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3 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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Dololo browsing with Nabulu and Tamiyoi.
Ziwadi, with Tamiyoi and the rest of the orphans
Tamiyoi and Mapia browsing on some grass.
A close-up of Tamiyoi.
Tamiyoi Kiombo and Kiasa
Maisha followed by Tamiyoi
Tamiyoi leaving the 11am feed
Tamiyoi enjoying mud bath