Araba's Story

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.

Araba's Story

Adopt Araba for yourself or as a gift for a loved one.

Important Note: Thank you for adopting and being part of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust family. It is important to note that your donation will help any orphan in need. Our orphans will need more than one adoptive parent.

Adopt Araba for yourself or as a gift for a loved one.

Important Note: Thank you for adopting and being part of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust family. It is important to note that your donation will help any orphan in need. Our orphans will need more than one adoptive parent.

Current age

5 years old

Gender

Female

Rescued date

19 October 2015

Rescue Location

Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo East NP

Date of Birth (approximate)

1 December 2013

Reason Orphaned

Poaching

Age at Rescue

1 year old (approx)

Current Location

Voi Reintegration Unit

Araba's featured photos

Our digital adoption programme includes the following:

Personalised adoption certificate.

Monthly email update on your orphan and the project.

Monthly water colour by Angela Sheldrick.

Access to special content; latest Keepers' Diaries, videos and photos

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Araba's Latest Photos

Araba having fun in the water

Araba browsing

Araba left and Ndii

Tahri & Ndii lying down, Araba & Kenia standing

Araba enjoying a dustbath

Araba on Msinga Hill

Araba enjoying a dustbath

Araba scratching on the big rock