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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4 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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Maisha hugging Enkesha with Roho in the middle
Luggard and Enkesha going for their training
Luggard and Enkesha getting onto the lorry
Enkesha and Dololo playing in the forest
Enkesha and Kiombo dust bathing
Maisha sitting on Enkesha in the sun
Everyone doting on Luggard and Enkesha
Naleku staying close to Enkesha