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Nursery Unit  August   17, 2013 At 2 p.m. we received another Rescue Alert from the Masai Mara. A lone elephant calf had been spotted on the 14th by our Mara Mobile Veterinary Unit and had been monitored by the Masai Scouts of the area, who tried in vain to attach it to a passing herd, who kept on rejecting it, hence the decision to capture it in order to save it from predators. However, when the Rescue Plane arrived at the airfield, the Pilot decided that the elephant was too big to carry by air, so the decision was made to drive it to the Nairobi Nursery. The calf was sedated, tied down, and put on life support for the grueling journey, estimated to be about 3 years of age. It was a bull and came riddled in worms. He was named “Saruni”, suspected to be yet another poaching victim.


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