There is a migration route, that the elephants have used down millennia, linking the population of Tsavo West to that of Tsavo East National Park, which now passes through dense human settlement and a tribe that has long been prone to setting wire snares to capture whoever passes, caught in a noose around the leg, the neck, the trunk, or whatever part of the body triggers the loop knot concealed on a game path.
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21 years old
15 December 2001
Tsavo Ecosystem, Taita Ranches
Date of Birth (approximate)
1 May 2001
Age at Rescue
7 months old (approx)
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Burra returns to the stockade
Burra wrestling with a wild friend
Burra and Laikipia enjoying some Copra cake
Burra coming down the hill
Burra at the stockade
Burra following Dabassa
Burra left playing with Siria