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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4 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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Roho in between Tamiyoi and Maisha
Roho climbing on Tamiyoi's back
Tamiyoi enjoying a drink of water
Tamiyoi browsing with Naleku
Dololo climbing on Tamiyoi's back in the forest
Tamiyoi and Larro just after having their milk
A close up of Tamiyoi
Tamiyoi with the Nursery herd