On the 22rd September 2011 a young elephant calf strayed into the grounds of Kiwanjani Lodge near the Kasigau massif within the Tsavo Conservation region between Tsavo West and East – an ancient migratory corridor between Tsavo East and West and a hotspot for both poaching as well as what is known as “problem animal control” since it is now populated by a human and very anti elephant community. Many orphans from this area come in with spear wounds and this calf was, sadly, no exception. Apparently, it had been seen attempting to attach itself to several wild herds, but had been repeatedly rejected, until in desperation it came to the Lodge in an emaciated condition seeking human protection and, hopefully, help. It was obviously an orphan, aged about 2 years, believed to be another poaching victim who had obviously been without its mother for some time. It had a deep arrow wound in the top of the trunk.
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9 years old
23 September 2011
Tsavo Ecosystem, Taita Ranches
Date of Birth (approximate)
6 July 2009
Age at Rescue
2 years old (approx)
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Sities, Kilaguni and Kasigau
Kibo playfighting with Kasigau
Kilaguni and Kasigau in the water
Kasigau with a wild elephant
Kasigau and Boromoko entwine trunks
Kasigau playing with Orwa