Samburu is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, in Kenya.
Samburu arrived in 2018-05-00 to the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, relocated from the Save the Elephants Samburu research centre, in Kenya.
Samburu was born wild at Samburu National Reserve.
The team at Save the Elephants’ research centre in northern Kenya got the surprise of their life when a lost baby elephant walked into the middle of their camp recently. The team are used to monitoring and occasionally rescuing wild elephants in the field but this was the first time an elephant had ever approached them for help!
The 300kg baby’s unannounced visit came just thirty minutes after a nearby tourist facility, Samburu Lodge, reported seeing a small calf alone on the river bank. (STE)
immediately dispatched a team to investigate.
Within minutes, the baby was on her way to Reteti to start a new chapter of her life where she would meet other elephants. These include the young calf, Shaba, whom we helped to rescue with the Kenya Wildlife Service after her mother was killed in 2016, and Ewaso, rescued last year by our team, KWS and staff from Elephant Bedroom camp after she nearly drowned in the Ewaso river.
Reteti sanctuary, which has named the new baby ‘Samburu', reports happily that she has ‘settled in and is strong’. None of us will ever forget the strength and courage of the little lone elephant who walked into our camp on the banks of the Ewaso river.
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