Among the Elephants Blog

Elephant Baby Escapes Grisly Fate
January 19, 2018
Save the Elephants



WATCH the drama that unfolds when a newborn calf escapes death by a whisker in Samburu National Reserve! Sensing this lion's approach, Nablus - an elephant from the Biblical Towns family - reacted fast to rescue her two day old baby from a grisly fate. The drama was filmed in the dry Ewaso river bed by our Media Intern, Matt Brierely, who was filming Nablus and her baby when he realised that he was not the only one interested in the two. This film is the first absolute proof that lions in Samburu stalk new-born calves. More updates of mom and baby to follow. Footage: Matt Brierley