Mandala the elephant was born in a circus in Kenya’s central Rift Valley in 2002.
It was the first baby elephant to be born in the African country.
Mandala was rescued by the Australian Wildlife Service in 2008 and adopted by the Kenyan Wildlife Service, a government-funded wildlife sanctuary.
Mandala was also a mascot for the Kenya Wildlife Service and featured on the agency’s website.
In 2015, Mandala became a worldwide icon of the survivalist movement.
Mandola’s mother, Mandula, was a survivor of the 2006-2007 mass shooting in Nairobi that killed at least 100 people.
In 2008, a woman in Australia and a man in Kenya were the victims of a similar attack.
The Australian Government was criticised by some for failing to act, and the AFP also said it was unable to confirm the birth.
Mandula and her baby were rescued and put into the care of the Kenya Zoo, which is part of the country’s Ministry of Culture.
The birth of Mandala coincided with the arrival of an elephant calf, which had been left in the care for a few days.
Mandla’s mother Mandula was a woman who had survived the 2006 mass shooting and had become a mascot of the Kenyan government, according to AFP.
Mandela’s mother was also known for her camouflage tattoos.
The elephant tattoo was a depiction of the animal’s head, which included a black mask and a large, white cross.
Mandalana was adopted by Kenya Wildlife Services and has been a symbol of survivalism ever since.
In May 2016, Mandla’s head was tattooed with the words: “No matter how hard I struggle, I will always be with you.”
Mandala has been adopted by three different organisations since his birth.
The first was the Australian National Elephant Foundation, which provided him with a home in the sanctuary.
The second was the Kenya Society for the Conservation of Elephants.
The third organisation is the Mandala Wildlife Conservation Trust, which has provided Mandala with sanctuary.
The AFP said the Australian Zoo was unable of confirming Mandala is an elephant.