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 out browsing
Kiasa, Tagwa, Roho, and Maisha browsing together
Kiasa resting her head on a muddy mound
Kiasa, Musiara, and Tagwa in the forest
Kiasa, Roho, and Maisha eating some grass
Tagwa in the forest with Ziwadi, Kiasa and Kiombo
Kiasa, Musiara and Tagwa browsing
Roho, Tagwa, Musiara and Kiasa out in the forest