After a long incarceration in the Stockade, at last Enasoit was let out to join the older group led by Kenia and Dida. The Keepers kept a close eye on him in case he tried another escape. Naimina, Shira and Sabachi tended to try and push him around, but he was welcomed by Kenia and Dida.
In the afternoon we were mobilized for another elephant rescue, this time from the Kirisia forest near Maralal in Samburu country. The baby’s herd had obviously traveled a long distance in search of water, and the baby was in a state of collapse. Herders observed the desperate mother trying to lift her collapsed calf to its feet, but the baby was too weak to carry on. Eventually the mother left it. Before being loaded onto the rescue plane, the baby was put on life support drip, but was still unconscious upon arrival in the Nursery. She was named “Kisima”.
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