This baby female elephant of approximately one year old was first spotted with a wire snare tight around her trunk on the evening of the 10th February 2017 at Ngirare in the Mara Triangle, in amongst a large herd of wild elephants. Given the late hour, any hope of operating on her that evening was not possible, so the Mara Conservancy management arranged to have their Rangers monitor the herd overnight in order to be able to determine the whereabouts of the injured calf the next morning when the SWT funded Mara Mobile Veterinary Unit working with KWS Veterinary Officer Dr. Campaign Limo could be called to the scene.
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5 years old
11 February 2017
Masai Mara, Mara Triangle
Date of Birth (approximate)
18 February 2016
Age at Rescue
11 months old (approx)
Umani Springs Reintegration Unit
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Enkesha getting ready to wallow
Enkesha waking to the noon feed
Maktao and Enkesha at the water trough
Enkesha and Kiasa walk together to midday feed
Sonje rolling around whilst Enkesha watches
Maktao and Enkesha side by side
Maktao playing with Enkesha
Enkesha pushing Mwashoti out of the way