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.
2 years old
30 October 2017
Amboseli Ecosystem, Amboseli Environs
Date of Birth (approximate)
15 April 2017
Age at Rescue
6 months old (approx)
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Tagwa and Kiasa browsing on some fresh grass.
Kiasa and Sattao enjoying each others company while browsing.
Tamiyoi Kiombo and Kiasa
Kiasa eyeing the milk wheelbarrow
Kiasa getting a turn at the water trough
Kiasa after 9am feed
Kiasa follows Nabulu after mud-bath
Kiasa drinking water