Villagers of Chala, near the Tsavo Tanzanian border, spotted the lone elephant calf coming from the Tanzania side. They had seen a large herd migrating from Tsavo West National Park into Tanzania a few days previously, and it is assumed that this orphan is another poaching casualty. The calf, aged between one and two years old was still milk dependent, and was very emaciated, with no chance of survival without access to milk. It had obviously been without its mother for sometime.
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10 years old
7 July 2011
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo West NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
4 January 2010
Age at Rescue
1 year old (approx)
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