Early morning on Sunday the 8th September 2013, Angela Sheldrick received a call from Batian Craig about a new born calf that had apparently walked into Kiparo Boma on Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia. The calf was new born, very unstable on her legs, and in search of food and comfort. The mystery was that no elephants remained in the area.
We immediately mobilised a rescue team and flew to Ol Pejeta, a 40 minute flight from Nairobi. The calf was already waiting for the rescue team on the Ol Pejeta airfield having been transported there from Kiparo boma by Ol Pejeta Scouts. The Keepers wasted no time in giving the hungry baby a bottle of milk and then prepared her for the journey home, ensuring that she was placed on a drip for the duration of the flight to boost her strength further.
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10 years old
8 September 2013
Laikipia, Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
7 September 2013
Age at Rescue
0 weeks old (approx)
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Kamok drinking water
Kamok trying to untie the lucerne string
Kamok, Musiara and Naleku browsing
Ndiwa and Kamok having a drink
Ambo and Kamok dust bathing
Kamok having a drink