This story began with Neville Sheldrick on a routine patrol flight in one of the Trust’s planes, heading to the Southern sector of Tsavo East National Park from the DSWT Kaluku headquarters. While en route, in an area known as the triangle towards the Tsavo and Athi River junction, he noticed a tiny elephant calf escorted by two big bull elephants. He flew the area scouring for evidence of elephant herds but sighted no other elephants in the area.
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2 years old
30 October 2017
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo East National Park
Date of Birth (approximate)
15 April 2017
Age at Rescue
6 months old (approx)
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Kiasa enjoying her milk
Maktao, Musiara, and Kiasa greeting their Keeper
Kiasa in the open plains
Maisha, Kiasa, Sattao, Kiombo and Ziwadi browsing
Ziwadi, Kiasa, Nabulu and Maktao browsing
Kiasa and Dololo browsing
Kiasa coming down for her milk
Kiasa, Luggard, Maisha and Enkesha browsing