The elephant we named Ajali was first sighted on the 2nd of November after he had been hit by a car on the Mombasa Highway, most likely during the night as his herd crossed the road to the other side of the National Park. The incident occurred near Tsavo Bridge which is also incidentally an elephant corridor in the new Standard Gauge Railway, and in what must have been a dramatic crossing in which he was hit, he unfortunately lost his herd.
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11 years old
3 November 2016
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo West NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
3 November 2010
Man-made cause for separation
Age at Rescue
6 years old (approx)
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Wild herd that wen with Mbirikani and Ajali
Ajali, Tahri and Nguvu look on
Ajali peering over the bushes
Ajali pushing Nelion out of the shade
Ajali rushing to get home in the evening