A male born in Laikipia in 1996. We received a radio message from Borana Ranch that a baby elephant had been seen all alone on Colcheccio Ranch, with no sign of the herd nearby. Since it was too late to organise an air rescue, we told them to try and keep tabs on the calf until the next morning, which they did, and reported that it was still there and being closely watched. It had a spear wound on the back, so obviously the mother must have been speared, and since the calf was still milk dependent, it had fallen behind and been abandoned by the Matriarch in the interests of the survival of the others.
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27 years old
15 December 1997
Laikipia, Loisaba Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
1 May 1996
Age at Rescue
19 months old (approx)
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Uaso left, Mpenzi & her calf
Uaso at the stockade
Uaso browsing in the bush
Uaso at Ngutuni
Uaso playing with Emily