The following is
information on the Elephant Orphan
named: TAVETA (foster
||Age on Arrival
||Reason for being
|| Sunday, December 16, 2007
||Taita Hills Sanctuary
||Approximately 8 to 9 months
||He was abandoned in the Taita Hill Sanctuary not far from Tsavo National Park. There had been cases of poaching in the area the previous week so his mother was more than likely a victim.
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Most Recent Keeper's Diary Entry:
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2/27/2017 - It was a nice beginning to the day with the stockade dependant orphan elephants leaving the stockade to catch up with the first light of the day in the browsing grounds. The orphan elephants browsed in single file, visiting the middle water hole at noon, where they had a lot of fun in mud bathing games.
Ishaq-B and Bada took each other head-on in a soil bathing competition on the soil piles at the edge of the water hole. Rorogoi later charged into the water kicking the water back and forth declaring herself the winner and best performer of the day.
Later in the evening when the juniors were in the stockade, Taveta and Tassia came to visit. They drank water from the water trough in the company of a big wild elephant bull. The juniors greeted them with deep rumbles. They all left about half an hour later to return to the park.
Latest Photos of TAVETA:
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|Taveta suckling a keepers fingers.|
photo taken on 8/12/2008
|Taveta on his first day out in the bush.
photo taken on 8/11/2008
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