The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: TSAVO (foster now)
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10/31/2015 - Previous rain showers had generated little green shoots which the orphans greatly enjoyed. They fed in single file, arriving at the middle water hole at noon to quench their thirst and enjoy some mud bathing games. Later that afternoon, we received a report of an orphan elephant calf at Satao camp in Tsavo East. The calf who was very thin and in a state of near collapse had apparently been trying to join the wild elephant herds who came to drink, but without success. A rescue team from the Voi stockades drove to the location and the calf which was about 3 years of age was easily captured being so weak. We named the calf “Mtoni” and once he met the other orphans, (especially Araba who was still in the stockades), he was became much calmer. He was given an intravenous drip and was monitored throughout the night. ( It is good to mention too that Kenia, who has been unwell, has already started to improve after receiving her course of injections, and is beginning to put on weight again).
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