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<<--  Entry for:  January   8, 2014  -->>

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Nursery Unit  January   8, 2014 Another busy day, with another Elephant Rescue, this time of a calf near a place called Sera in Northern Kenya who had fallen down a well in the night, and but for the tip of her trunk, been submerged until dawn when tribesmen bringing their livestock in to drink noticed it. The calf was a female, aged about 5 months and was blind on arrival. She was named Losasia.

A second rescue took place today, this time of a 2 year old bull calf from Amboseli National Park, whose mother had been ailing for sometime, and eventually collapsed and was unable to get up again. The Sky Vet who went to investigate the case euthenased the mother, and rescued the calf, who was still milk dependent. He arrived at the Nursery in good condition, but very wild. Apparently he belongs to the Researcherís Z elephant family, and has been named Ziwa.

Edwin checks Losasia's eyes

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