On Wednesday 27th March 2013, Cynthia Moss of the Amboseli Trust for Elephants (ATE), made an urgent call at midday to the DSWT’s Nairobi Nursery. Cynthia’s team in Amboseli had only that morning discovered an abandoned elephant calf of around one year old not far from their research station. On closer inspection the team suddenly realised who the calf was, immediately noticing the unique albino colouring, the approximate age and that he was a young male. The calf was ‘Jasiri’ a beautiful little boy born in December 2011 to ‘Jemima’, the matriarch of the JB family, who have been studied by ATE for years. Jasiri was the first albino calf documented in Amboseli in the 40 years the ATE have been following the elephants there.
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9 years old
27 March 2013
Amboseli Ecosystem, Amboseli National Park
Date of Birth (approximate)
15 December 2011
Age at Rescue
15 months old (approx)
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Jasiri after mud bath
Jasiri splashing mud on his chest
Ziwa and Jasiri dusting
Jasiri swatting flies
Jasiri touching Ziwa's ear
Jasiri eager to join his friends
Ngasha and Jasiri join the Umani herd