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<<--  Entry for:  October   7, 2017  -->>

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Voi Unit  October   7, 2017 In the afternoon while the Voi stockade team continued their search for Ajali, Pasaka and Nguvu, they came across a buffalo stuck in mud along the Mombasa-Mzima water pipe line in the afternoon. The team rescued the buffalo using long ropes to get her out of the mud.

As they made their way towards Manyani along the same water pipe line, about four miles from the Voi safari lodge, the team found a lonely male orphan elephant calf (Sola) with no other wild elephant herds close by. The orphan elephant calf (about four years old) was monitored for an hour after which the decision to rescue the calf was made together with the vet and the KWS senior warden. This orphan elephant calf was very thin, dehydrated and showed signs of collapsing if it was not attended to as soon as possible. Sola was brought into a stockade neighboring Tahri which helped him calm down as Tahri touched him in greeting, reassuring him that he was in a safe place.

Lempaute, who was in the stockade compound enjoying Lucerne grass came up to Sola's stockade and rumbled gently to him communicating the fact that he was in safe and caring hands.


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