On the 6th of July Angela was contacted by Richard Bonham of Big Life regarding reports from the Narraengolo within the Chyulu / Amboseli ecosystem of an abandoned orphaned elephant. A Big Life Ranger who was off duty later confirmed the community report to Craig Miller also of Big life, who dispatched scouts to the area where she was last sighted. They found a very young emaciated calf with little evidence of any other elephants in the area. To this day the reasons for her abandonment remain unclear.
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5 years old
6 July 2016
Tsavo Ecosystem, Chyulu Hills
Date of Birth (approximate)
1 February 2016
Age at Rescue
5 months old (approx)
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Esampu in the water
Esampu and Mapia sparring
Maisha and Esampu
Rapa, Sapalan and Esampu browsing together