On the 23rd of November we had the heart breaking task of rescuing a baby elephant from Kirisia Forest in Northern Kenya, whose mother had a shattered leg caused by a bullet. This was a horrendous case of human-wildlife conflict in which the elephant was completely unable to move as a result of her injuries. During the time she was under observation, she remained immobile, bravely being protected by her two-year-old calf, who remained by her side throughout.
4 years old
23 November 2016
Date of Birth (approximate)
24 October 2014
Age at Rescue
2 years old (approx)
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Karisa playing with Sapalan
Wanjala and Karisa browsing
Karisa and Sapalan sharing Lucerne
Namalok playing with Karisa
Karisa and Rapa relaxing
Karisa pushing Mundusi
Karisa greeting a wild elephant