On Tuesday 28th May 2013 a young female elephant calf was sighted by a Kenyan Wildlife Service maintenance team who were erecting a new electric fence within the vicinity of Aruba Dam in Tsavo East National Park. The elephant calf was reported as being clearly alone and desperate and due to the new fence, the baby was trapped and confused. The new fence has only one single gate entry into the fenced off area, which has been designated by the KWS for research purposes, located 2kms from the central Aruba Dam.
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9 years old
28 May 2013
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo East NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
4 November 2012
Age at Rescue
6 months old (approx)
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Arruba lying down to sleep
Pika Pika and Arruba
Ngilai, Ndotto, Suswa, Mudanda and Arruba
Godoma lying next to Arruba
Pika Pika climbing on Arruba
Arruba and Lemeki
Pika Pika on Embu with Arruba close by
Pika Pika climbing over Arruba