Julia Cassels - Mbila


Mbila’s Story:

Mbila, a girl, born February 2020 and rescued at 5 months old in an incredible double-rescue with Zongo from between the Kafue Flats and Kafue National Park.

The large heard became disorientated upon entering a densely populated area, were scarred off and scattered, leaving behind two tiny calves roughly 1 kilometre apart, Mbila and Zongo.

She was found beside a pool of water and named Mbila meaning “to swim underwater” in the local language Chinyanja.

She has a short, crooked tail and is calm and friendly to all the younger orphans, taking on the role of mini “matriarch”.

In September 2023 she and Zongo were old enough to be transferred to the Kafue Release Facility and begin their first steps back into the wild, and into Kafue National Park where they were born.


Limited to a small edition of 50 Fine Art prints, each print is supplied unmounted and unframed with a signed Certificate of Authenticity and the story of the elephant orphan.  

Produced using a high quality, slightly textured Matt/310gsm German Etching 100% cotton paper with a warm white hue to create an exquisite giclée print.


Available as:

A4 29.7 x 21cms - £75

A3 42 x 29.7cms - £125

Set of all seven orphan A4 prints - £525

Set of all seven orphan A3 prints - £875

Please use the drop down menu to choose your size, or the set options.

We have included a photo of the print mounted and framed so you can see what it could look like once up in your home (photo is for reference only). 

Please note - Prints will come shipped direct from Julia's printers in London with tracking

EU Member State buyers - please mail AFPD at info@artistsforpainteddogs.com if you would like to purchase a single print.  This is so we can do a custom listing for you through our Etsy shop where the appropriate IOSS tax and duties will be added at checkout as AFPD unfortunately does not support the scheme through this website. 

Two or more prints can be purchased through our site.

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