Thursday February 20, 2014 Its been just over two weeks since Mshale was darted near Ithumba in northern Tsavo East NP
Thursday February 20, 2014 Its been just over two weeks since Mshale was darted near Ithumba in northern Tsavo East NP. Nobody on the ground has seen him since, and no aerial patrols have picked him up. But there are two good sides to his story. After searching high and low for him in the surrounding areas near where he was treated, by both ground teams and aerial patrols, there is no sign of him. He was in a weak state when he was treated for severe spear wounds, however, he had the strength to move off with his companions after the operation. It rained heavily for a few days just after he was darted. This not only brought cooler weather, but abundant water and lush vegetation has sprung up providing plenty of food. Yesterday, while the Trust 's Top Cub was out looking for Mshale, a large bull elephant with a severe arrow wound in his back right leg was sighted from the air.