Last week the tiniest baby elephant we have ever had came into our care from the remote Ndoto Mountains. Rescued and brought to the Nursery by helicopter this tiny bundle got delivered wrapped in a blanket, still petal pink and new our keepers looked on in disbelief as this tiny package was unwrapped. We named him Ndotto after his home, a beautiful and remote mountain range in northern Kenya.
Why he was orphaned remains a mystery, but he was retrieved and rescued when discovered abandoned by a sympathetic Samburu community who cared for him for two days in their manyatta while they tried to get word out to the wildlife authorities. So remote is the region with no roads, that the only possible way to rescue this tiny baby was by helicopter...Read More