A seriously injured and ill elephant was brought to the attention of the DSWT/KWS Tsavo Mobile Veterinary Unit on the 19th of October, seen on the plains between Ndara and Dakota Tsavo East National Park. Remaining by her side was her small calf. The cow had multiple horrific arrow injuries, and due to septicaemia the prognosis regarding her recovery has very guarded. She was immobilised for treatment and meanwhile the calf remained nearby. When revived she was too weak to be able to stand, despite being helped with straps around her tusks, and she slipped away before everyone’s eyes.
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7 years old
19 October 2015
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo East NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
1 December 2013
Age at Rescue
22 months old (approx)
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