Kauro came to the Trust on the 30th January 2014, after a report from Sera Conservancy - via the Lewa Conservancy - about a rescued elephant calf. This approximately one month old calf had fallen down a well in Sera, and was fortunate enough to be rescued in time, although not before a jackal or small predator had bitten off the tip of his trunk.
Sera forms part of the rangeland of the Samburu, Borana and Rendille tribes in Northern Kenya. These communities are primarily pastoralists, but Sera has important populations of many wildlife species too, including elephants. It was one of the wells used to water livestock that this tiny calf fell into and was later found by Sera Rangers and casual workers involved in trying to establish a Rhino Sanctuary under the auspices of the Northern Rangelands Trust.
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9 years old
30 January 2014
Samburu, Sera Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
2 January 2014
Trapped in a well
Age at Rescue
4 weeks old (approx)
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Kauro enjoying some lucerne hay
Kauro and Rapa trunks raised
Kauro carrying his lucerne
Kauro checking on Ngasha
Kauro and Rapa playing
Kauro enjoys a drink with a wild bull