In the early morning of the 9th September 2018 KWS Company Commander of the Taita Ranches, Mr Salim Makomba, received a report from the community regarding a submerged baby elephant located on privately owned land in Mzee Kirema’s dam outside of Tsavo East National Park towards Mackinnon Road. The community members told how they had watered their livestock late the previous evening and while there was a herd of elephants nearby there was no stricken elephant seen in the dam at that time.
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5 years old
9 September 2018
Tsavo Ecosystem, Taita Ranches
Date of Birth (approximate)
1 March 2017
Stuck in mud
Age at Rescue
18 months old (approx)
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Dololo stretching his legs after the milk feed