Towards the end of July KWS officers in charge of Mount Kenya National Park were in touch with Angela concerning the fate of a young orphaned elephant sporadically spotted on the forested slopes of Mount Kenya on the Embu side of the mountain. What made matters even more challenging than just the terrain was that the closest airport was being used by the Kenya Military at the time and not available for civil aviation. This elephant calf was going to have to be captured and then driven the five hours journey to Nairobi. Not an ideal situation.
6 years old
2 August 2014
Mount Kenya Region, Mount Kenya NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
26 January 2013
Age at Rescue
1 year old (approx)
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Embu spraying herself with water
Embu joins a wild herd
Embu dusting up
Bada left and Embu dust bathing
Embu after mud bath
Embu, and Nelion wrestling with a wild elephant
Embu and Suswa fighting for shade