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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Sapalan playing with Karisa
Malkia and Karisa
Turkwel and Karisa
Karisa and Kithaka at the water trough
Karisa leading the orphans
Mundusi playing with Karisa
Karisa playing with Pare
Galla and Karisa having a morning mud bath