The rescue of this yearling calf from the Ijara District of the Tana River proved to be one of the most challenging our team has ever undertaken. The calf, a female, which had a hugely swollen back leg at the knee joint, had been spotted by a Kenya Police Reservist three weeks previously, who reported to the Ndera Conservation and Ishaqbini Conservation Management authorities. For 21 days he had been monitoring the calf with the help of conservancy rangers as they tried to find the mother, dead or alive. Having failed in this it was decided to contact the Community Development Manager of the Northern Rangelands Trust who got in touch with KWS on the 29th October, who then alerted The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust that a Rescue was needed.
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10 years old
29 October 2011
Tana River Region, Kora National Park
Date of Birth (approximate)
10 October 2010
Age at Rescue
12 months old (approx)
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Ishaq-B at the soil piles
Tundani and Ishaq-B sparring
Ndotto and Ishaq-B
Ishaq-B on the soil pile
Ishaq-B leaning against the baobab tree
Ishaq-B resting on the Baobab tree