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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Tagwa and Kiasa playing in the mud
Kiasa with youngsters Roho, Naleku and Larro
Dololo, Kiombo and Kiasa mud bathing
Kiasa lying down
Kiombo, Kiasa, and Mukkoka browsing
Dololo Tagwa Kiasa and Roho find mud to wallow in
Kiasa making her way to the 3pm feed