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Voi Unit  November   8, 2017 It was a nice beginning to the day with the orphan elephants running out of their stockades and emptying a morning milk bottle before settling to feed on Lucerne grass. There was some games of hide and seek around the stockade compound before walking out to the browsing grounds for the morning browsing session.

Late morning one of the Trustís pilots, Neville, saw an orphan male elephant calf aged about 5 years in the Sobo area near Tsavo east rhino sanctuary. The orphan had a huge swelling on the lower part of his left jaw. The veterinary unit that was out in the field was mobilized and monitored the calf until the rescue team arrived from the Voi stockades. Upon approaching the calf it collapsed, another drought victim, and the decision was made to rescue it so that is could be treated and the necessary drips administered. The calf was not able to get back to its feet the whole day and into the night.


Orphan rescued in the Sobo area

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