In the late afternoon on the 17th March Angela Sheldrick received a call from KWS Veterinary Officer Dr. Limo who heads the SWT funded Mara Mobile Veterinary Team. He had news about an orphaned elephant reported near the Purungat area, close to the Mara Bridge, within the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The Mara Conservancy wardens and rangers had been monitoring the young calf for some time, and it had become clear to them that this abandoned baby was orphaned, as he had already been ravaged by hyenas. The fate of his herd and mother, and the reason for his abandonment, remains a mystery.
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8 years old
17 March 2015
Masai Mara, Mara Triangle
Date of Birth (approximate)
12 January 2014
Age at Rescue
14 months old (approx)
Umani Springs Reintegration Unit
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