On 20th September 2018, while on a routine fixed-wing patrol with DSWT pilot Neville Sheldrick, the Tiva De-Snaring Team leader, Nterto Kapina, spotted the tracks of what appeared to be a lone elephant calf wandering down the Tiva River.
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2 years old
23 September 2018
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo East National Park
Date of Birth (approximate)
24 September 2017
Age at Rescue
11 months old (approx)
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Mukkoka, Naleku and Larro browsing on long grass
Naleku with Mukkoka in the forest
Mukkoka having a rest in the muddy forest
Naleku standing close to Mukkoka
Musiara, Naleku, and Mukkoka browsing
Naleku standing near Mukkoka whilst he lies down
Tagwa, Larro and Mukkoka browsing
Mukkoka browsing in the long grass