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This little elephant is the smallest orphan to ever come into our care, claiming a title previously held by Ndotto. Her story began on a cold, windy night in northern Kenya, where a newborn elephant was abandoned in the heart of community land. Her mother must have been disturbed during birth and took off into the night, leaving her baby behind.
The deck is stacked against orphaned neonates, but Doldol has been blessed by guardian angels. First, she had a kind man from the community. He took custody of her for the night, keeping her warm and protected in his boma until our rescue team arrived.
Then, she had Mishak. Typically, a team of Keepers care for new rescues. However, a calf so small warranted extraordinary measures. Mishak is one of our most gifted and experienced Keepers. He has raised some of our trickiest orphan cases and is the unanimous favourite of any elephant he meets. We knew he would be the perfect ‘parent’ for Doldol.
And of course, she has you - our supporters. Your support allows us to provide orphans like Doldol with the specialised, round-the-clock care they need to survive.
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Thank you, now and always, for your commitment and support.
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