Sufferring Apparel adopted Loijuk on December 6, 2019!
We chose an older orphan. She was fourteen when we adopted her, wanting to help her continue her journey, and our annual adoption helps support both Loijuk and her beautiful girl, Lili.
In 2006, a five month female baby arrived from a Samburu, West Gate Conservation area. She was found abandoned, weak and dehydrated by tribesmen who named her Loijuk, the name of an extensive nearby wetland swamp, that was dry during the season. She was a victim of drought in the region. Her mother had already succumbed.
On September 1, 2019, Loijuk returned from the wild to give birth to Lili. She let the headkeeper, Benjamin Kyalo, bond with Lili.
Elephants, even babies, will turn their trunk upward wanting you to blow into it. In the video below you can see the keeper doing this action. They are no longer strangers. Lili will never forget him for as long as she lives.