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 browsing on some long grass
Kiasa and Tamiyoi running with their trunks up
Kiasa suckling on her trunk
Kiasa, Sattao and Maktao huddled together
Kiasa with her trunk over her head
Kiasa rumbling as she runs down
Kiasa and Maktao out in the forest
Kiasa trying to get more milk