On Saturday 6th July members of the community near Kaluku, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's Field HQ, reported to the local SWT De-Snaring Team that they had seen a lone baby elephant on the eastern shore of the Athi River for the past few days, inside of Tsavo East National Park. Another SWT De-Snaring Team working together with KWS closer to the area was deployed that morning along the eastern shore of the river to search for the elephant. Whilst on patrol the team came across two sets of human footprints and following one they found a camp that had recently been occupied. As they scouted the area they saw a lone person returning with water from the river, so they quickly laid an ambush and captured him. In the camp they recovered poisoned arrows, axes and food items. The poacher was arrested by the Kenya Wildlife Service.
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7 years old
11 July 2013
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo East NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
15 January 2012
Age at Rescue
1 year old (approx)
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Lemoyian, Garzi and Barsilinga running to mudbath
Barsilinga playing with Garzi
Garzi facing a wild cow and her calf
Garzi playing with Kanjoro
Garzi and Teleki playing a game of strength testing.
Esampu, Roi, Garzi and Sana Sana having a mud bath.
Garzi and Kithaka playing in the field.
Garzi and Lemoyian playing.