The phone call we received on the evening of 3rd May 2021 made our hearts sink: A gravely injured female elephant had been sighted on the Chyulu Hills. Her right hind leg was shattered, likely as a result of falling in the rocky terrain, leaving her unable to walk. She had resorted to shuffling along in a seated position, struggling with every little movement. To further compound an already tragic situation, the female in question was the mother of two calves. One was a young, milk-dependent baby, the other was much older, around seven years of age.
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17 months old
4 May 2021
Tsavo Ecosystem, Chyulu Hills
Date of Birth (approximate)
10 February 2020
Age at Rescue
14 months old (approx)
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Esoit and Kinyei being playful at the mud bath
Esoit sitting on Roho
Shukuru with Bondeni and Esoit
Esoit cutely waving his trunk
Kindani with Esoit and Bondeni
Rama reaching his trunk to Esoit
Kinyei and Esoit at the dust mound