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)
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Enkesha scratching her bottom
Quanza and Enkesha stop at the Springs
Enkesha running towards Zongoloni
Enkesha resting her foot
Enkesha scratching her trunk on a rock
Enkesha and Quanza at the water trough
Enkesha amongst the water lilies
Alamaya watching over Enkesha