African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
DSWT Kaluku Neonate Nursery in Kenya

♀ Rokka



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 1 years old (estimated age)
Management:Free contact
Born:* 2021? wild
Birth place: in Tsavo National Park
Locations - owners
Present / last location:DSWT Kaluku Neonate Nursery, in Kenya

Date of arrival

2021-07-26DSWT Kaluku Neonate Nursery
from Tsavo National Park

Record history
History of updates2021-08-22

Latest document update2022-03-26 09:02:52
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Rokka is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the DSWT Kaluku Neonate Nursery, in Kenya.

Rokka arrived in 2021-07-26 to the DSWT Kaluku Neonate Nursery, relocated from the Tsavo National Park, in Kenya.

Rokka lives together with 4 other elephants at the DSWT Kaluku Neonate Nursery:
  1. Lemeki
  2. Mayan born 2018-11-00
  3. Thamana
  4. Vaarti born 2019?

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Rokka was born wild 2021? at Tsavo National Park.

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It all began on the evening of 26th July 2021, during a routine patrol along the Tiva River. Flying over a popular watering point, our pilots spotted a lone baby elephant. She was far too young to be on her own — seven months old, at most — and looked extremely stressed. Clearly, this baby was an orphan.

We named the calf Rokka, a nod to the area where she was rescued along the Tiva River. She is an extremely spunky little girl, even now that she is fully settled in her new home. Despite the fact that she is one of the youngest members of our neonate herd, Rokka marches around with the bearing of an elephant twice her size. This determination undoubtedly helped her survive during her lonely time on the Tiva. Shortly after her rescue, the decayed carcasses of three poached elephants were discovered. It is very possible that one of them was Rokka’s mother.
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Rokka, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at DSWT Kaluku Neonate Nursery in Kenya. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 October 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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