Tsavo is in the grips of a brutal dry season, with intense heat and late rains making life extremely challenging for all. Kamili is an orphan who would have never stood a chance, had it not been for a fortuitous, eleventh-hour sighting.
On the afternoon of 3rd October 2021, we received a call about an elephant calf who had collapsed in Satao, Tsavo East National Park. Trevor, our field manager, happened to be doing his water rounds in the area, ensuring the boreholes we operate were in perfect working order for the area’s wildlife. While the Voi Keepers rushed to gather the necessary IV drips and equipment, Trevor headed in the direction of Satao.
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3 years old
3 October 2021
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo East National Park
Date of Birth (approximate)
3 March 2020
Age at Rescue
19 months old (approx)
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Kamili and Kerrio
Mageno, Kitich and Kamili
Kamili cooling off
Mushuru and Kamili in the forest
Kamili with four little friends
Kamili after a swim