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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Nabulu, Kiombo, Tamiyoi and Maisha browsing
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Tamiyoi with a blade of grass in her mouth
Tamiyoi enjoying a drink in the field
Nabulu, Tamiyoi and Sattao having fun
Roho rubbing up against Tamiyoi
Tamiyoi, Roho and Sattao getting their milk
Tagwa wrestling Tamiyoi