Named after: Boteti River

Current Age: 1 year and 4 months old
Date of Birth (Approximate): February 27, 2023
Gender: Female
Reason Orphaned: Drought
Rescue Date: October 27, 2023
Age at Rescue (Approximate): 8 months old
Rescue Location: Boteti, outside Kumaga Game Reserve

Foster Me!

The drought in Botswana has sadly taken the lives of many elephants this year, Boteti’s mother included. There just isn’t enough water for wildlife, no matter how far they roam. Sadly, when Mom died of heat stroke she left 8-month-old Boteti behind.

Just days after rescuing two other orphans, we travelled 180km southeast to the edge of the Kumaga Game Reserve to rescue this precious little girl. She is named “Boteti” after the Boteti River near where she was found. With plenty of milk to drink and lots of love from the handlers and the herd, she is now doing well at the orphanage

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Please call 972-620-2523 if you have any questions about fostering.