Musau began working with The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in 1989 and has been with us for 27 years
Musau began working with The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in 1989 and has been with us for 27 years. When he died of a sudden heart attack while out with the Voi orphans in the morning hours of the 21st March, it left our team completely stunned and shocked. Musau gave himself the nickname ‘Channel 0’, making fun of the fact that he had never gone to school, and struggled to read or write as a result. His lack of formal education did not prevent him from becoming one of our most effective and efficient elephant Keepers. His greatest legacy is perhaps the fact that he was liked by everybody within the system including the Kenya Wildlife Service personnel. As one of our longest serving Keepers, he had the advantage of being familiar with many of our early elephant orphans who are now living wild.