December 2011 – Abu Camp, located in Botswana’s pristine Okavango Delta, is proud to announce that Shireni, one of the Camp’s leading elephants, gave birth to her third surviving calf, a healthy female, at 22:05 on the 17th December. Measuring approximately 90cm at the shoulder and weighing about 110kg, the new-born stood on her own feet, wobbling, within 20 minutes.  The elephant handlers have named her Warona, the SeTswana name meaning ‘For Us’.


Warona taking a short nap.


Warona and mother Shireni


Warona being carefully watched over by mom


Many thanks to the Wilderness Collection for their amazing images. We wish little Warona all the very best!