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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4 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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Murera and Kiasa walking to midday feed
Kiasa waiting for her friends at midday feed
Kiasa pushing Zongoloni
Kiasa playing with Mwashoti
Murera and Kiasa at the mudbath
Ngasha and Kiasa at the water trough
Kiasa and Maktao pushing games