On Wednesday, the 17th November, we received a call from our Ziwani desnaring team leader, Nicodemus, about an orphaned elephant calf that the team, along with KWS rangers, had rescued. The Ziwani team operates in the southern sector of Tsavo West National Park, and in recent months this area has experienced an increase in elephant poaching. Recently we have received a number of orphans from this area, Makireti, Murka, Salaita and now our most recent arrival Ishanga. We named her Ishanga, after the area where she was found. (Another name for the area more commonly known as Maktau.)
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12 years old
17 November 2010
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo West NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
10 November 2009
Age at Rescue
12 months old (approx)
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Ishanga, Loikuk, Lili and Naisula
Mumo following Ishanga
Makena and Ishanga
Ishanga, Siku, Sunyei & Nasalot
Ishanga and Naserian browsing
Chemi Chemi and Ishanga
Ishanga outside the stockades
Ishanga after mud bath