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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3 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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Naleku, Kiasa, Roho and Maisha in the forest
Roho, Larro, Maisha, and Kiasa in the forest
Roho checking what Kiasa is eating
Kiasa and Larro with little Bondeni
Mukkoka, Maisha, Kiasa and Nabulu browsing
Nabulu and Kiasa calmly browsing together
Bondeni dust bathing with Naleku and Kiasa
Kiasa and Roho chewing a delicious branch