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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Maisha and Kiasa leading
Kiasa enjoying a lie down in the forest
Kiasa following the Nursery herd in the forest
Luggard with Maisha and Kiasa
Kiasa leading the younger orphans
Maktao and Kiasa leaving the mud bath
Musiara and Kiasa being playful at the mud bath
Kiasa running in the forest