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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Roho the start of the mud bath near Kiasa
Kiasa striking a funny pose
Kiasa resting her trunk on a rock
Kiasa and Roho on the dust mound
Larro, Maisha and Kiasa
Kiasa being playful on a dust mound
Kiasa and Maisha having a cuddle
Kiasa and Kiombo being playful in the mud