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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Kiasa and Murera browsing together
Kiasa with a friend
Kiombo and Kiasa stop to drink at the Springs
Kiasa and Maktao leading the orphans home
Ziwa and Kiasa browsing
Kiasa and Enkesha with friends
Kiasa having her midday feed