During a surveillance recce searching in Tsavo East National Park area for one of Tsavo’s enormous Tuskers on the 16th June 2010, Robert Carr-Hartley came across a majestic Bull with perfectly symmetrical tusks that reached to the ground, a rare spectacle today and the epitome of awesome power and beauty. The following day on patrol the mobile veterinary unit came across the same bull together with a herd of handsome bulls. He was amazed to find so many handsome bulls all together in one large grouping, with no female herds anywhere in sight, and even more surprised to spot amongst them, looking miniscule, a tiny yearling calf, quite obviously an orphan whom they were protecting from predation.
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12 years old
17 June 2010
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo East NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
20 March 2009
Age at Rescue
14 months old (approx)
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