On the 9th August Angela Sheldrick was contacted by Mark Goss regarding an orphaned elephant calf rescued by KWS and the Mara Elephant Project Scouts. At that time the calf was being transported in the back of a landcruiser to the Masai Mara Kichwa Tembo airstrip to await the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust rescue team. She was found abandoned in the Dupoto area in the transmara, a large forest on top of the escarpment.
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5 years old
9 August 2014
Masai Mara, Mara Triangle
Date of Birth (approximate)
6 February 2014
Age at Rescue
6 months old (approx)
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Dupotto and Sapalan enjoying Lucerne
Dupotto and Roi scratching
Dupotto and Tusuja mud bathing
Enkikwe and Dupotto
Dupotto in the truck to go back to Nairobi
Kamok and Dupotto browsing together