Early morning on the 14th of August, Conservancy Scouts from the Taita Hills Sanctuary, a private Conservancy of 28,000 acres at the foot of the Taita Hills Mountains adjacent to Tsavo West National Park, came across a tiny elephant calf trapped in a steep sided watering point. The calf was bruised and battered from her obviously life threatening struggle but the scouts immediately came to her aid, retrieving her from the water and releasing her in the hope that her mother and herd might return for her.
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4 years old
14 August 2015
Tsavo Ecosystem, Taita Ranches
Date of Birth (approximate)
14 February 2015
Trapped in a well
Age at Rescue
5 months old (approx)
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Wild elephant playing with Godoma on the right
Godoma and Mbegu approaching Lasayen
Arruba and Godoma
Lasayen and Godoma touching trunks
Godoma enjoys her milk bottle
Arruba trying to convince Godoma to join her
Ndii scratching whilst Godoma waits her turn