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<<--  Entry for:  March   11, 2016  -->>

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Voi Unit  March   11, 2016 This morning was full of activity as an orphan elephant was reported to our DSWT vet by a tour driver that had seen an elephant calf in near state of collapse along the Voi river close to the Ndololo public camp site. The rescue team spotted the orphan after forty minutes of searching. At first the keepers thought it might have been Elkerama who had wondered off with a wild herd the previous day. Upon reaching the young calf they found it was not him. This orphan elephant was badly de-hydrated and was driven slowly with the help of the stockade and the DSWT vet vehicle to join the Voi stockade dependant orphans. The orphan elephant was welcomed and taken by Kenia, with Ndii coming to greet him after a few minutes too.

Mudanda, who had been adopted by Ndii, became very jealous and stuck with Ndii for the rest of the day. The new arrival then separated himself from the stockade dependent orphans a few hours into the afternoon. The keepers caught up with him again and he was taken to the safety of the stockade by the keepers safely, this was done without the vet, as he was already attending another case of an injured elephant near Satao.

Driving the orphan back

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