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.
9 years old
2 August 2014
Mount Kenya Region, Mount Kenya NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
26 January 2013
Age at Rescue
18 months old (approx)
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Embu browsing amidst the boulders
Pika Pika on Embu with Arruba close by
Embu lying on Mbegu
Embu left and Arruba having a drink
Mbegu, Embu and Rorogoi greet a wild calf
Arruba and Embu watch over Pika Pika
Mudanda., Embu and Arruba having a drink