On 8th October 2003, at around 2 pm, a KWS Assistant Warden, two Rangers and a driver arrived at the Elephant Night Stockades in Voi seeking assistance. They reported a young elephant seen by Tour Drivers wondering alone, and in an emaciated condition, near The Voi Safari Lodge. Four of our Keepers joined the group and set off to the area. After about 30 minutes they spotted the abandoned elephant and cautiously walked towards it but the elephant kept its distance. Its age was estimated to be two years old and it was seen to be a male.
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19 years old
8 October 2003
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo East NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
1 January 2001
Age at Rescue
2 years old (approx)
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Morani, Irima and Mweya standing asleep
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Irima at the stockade
Irima at the stockade watering hole
Irima and Mzima touch trunks