During the afternoon of 28th March 2006, our Mtito De-Snaring Team, on their way to book two poachers arrested in the Tsavo Triangle, came across a lone young bull elephant calf crossing the road about 4kms. from the Triangle Park Mtito Entrance Gate.He looked thin, and was obviously an orphan of about 6 - 8 months old. Having completed their business in the nearby town of Mtito Andei, they returned to capture the orphan, who was still in the same place and who did not put up much of a struggle. His legs were bound, and he was transported to the nearest airfield at the Kamboyo Park Headquarters of Tsavo West National Park, where he was secured to a tree in a standing position, to await the arrival of the rescue plane on its way from Nairobi and cooled down with wet mud. It is believed that this orphan could be a victim of 'problem animal control', having been separated from his mother when a herd of elephants was recently chased out of a nearby Wakama settlement known as Mangaleti.
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14 years old
29 March 2006
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo West NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
29 July 2005
Problem animal control
Age at Rescue
7 months old (approx)
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Kamboyo by the waterhole
Ishanga with Tomboi and Kamboyo
Kamboyo having a pushing game with Tomboi
Tomboi and Kamboyo challenging one another
Kamboyo and Tomboi
Kamboyo leading Suguta's group in the evening
Kamboyo and Kora strength testing