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<<--  Entry for:  October   8, 2017  -->>

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Voi Unit  October   8, 2017 This morning the stockade dependant orphan elephants were joined by Dabassa, Lempaute, Kivuko and Layoni at the Lucerne and range cubes feeding area after which Kenia and Ndii quickly led their herd away from the stockades leaving the four Ex Orphans behind.

In the afternoon, a collapsed orphan elephant calf (about one month old) was reported to the Voi stockades by the Burra de-snaring team who were patrolling around the Aruba wind pump water trough. A big wild elephant cow that had collapsed and died close to the area had been seen and was believed to be the orphan calf’s mother.

In a separate incident, another wild elephant calf Kiangazi (about one month old) that a badly injured and swollen left leg which prevented him from keeping up with his herd was also rescued as he kept getting left behind making him a target for predators in the area. The collapsed orphan elephant calf was resuscitated but was badly dehydrated and very thin. The two babies were rescued by the Voi stockade keepers working with the Burra de-snaring team and the Mobile veterinary Unit. The two claves were flown to Nairobi from the Aruba airstrip.

At 7pm the Mobile veterinary unit received a report of a collapsed and dead elephant cow close to the Lion Hill camp. When the team arrived in the area to recover the tusks they found that she had two calves which were now orphans. The younger one, two years old, was whisked away by its older sibling who was about 14 years old.

Kiangazi rescue

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