Moka was orphaned in 1988 in the Zambezi Valley due to culling operations that Zimbabwe National Parks performed as a way of controlling elephant populations at that time. We fear that he was severely traumatised by this experience – the effects of which can still be seen today, but we are working to help him overcome this in small ways. Moka is known amongst the handlers as the elephant that most enjoys his food, particularly the fresh green elephant grass (banna) they all get every evening. He is also a very clever elephant and always learns new tasks quickly. He even teaches the handlers new things, some of which we have encouraged to help him show off his abilities and what it is to be an elephant. He is quite a solitary individual, liking his own personal space, but can be seen when in the bush browsing with Doma and Laduma.