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 of Feb 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 DSWT funded Mara Mobile Veterinary Unit working with KWS Veterinary Officer Dr. Campaign Limo could be called to the scene.
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3 years old
11 February 2017
Masai Mara, Mara Triangle
Date of Birth (approximate)
18 February 2016
Age at Rescue
11 months old (approx)
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Enkesha enjoying a stroll out in the field.
Enkesha enjoying her morning bottle.
Enkesha strolling down for her midday bottle of milk.
Maktao, Enkesha, Maisha, and Larro running to get their milk.
Enkesha and Dololo browsing in the field.
Enkesha with Nabulu following
Enkesha crossing the stream
Mukkoka and Enkesha rushing back at 5pm