On the 5th of October, the Voi keepers received a call from Wildlife Works who have a significant presence on the adjacent Ranch Lands abutting both Tsavo East and West National Parks. They reported that a baby elephant was spotted over the past three days living alone on Taita ranch. The Keepers together with KWS and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Burra desnaring team jointly rushed to the area. There they found a totally emaciated female calf of two years old, with no other elephants or even sign of elephant in the area. Clearly she had been without her family for many days.
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13 years old
5 October 2011
Tsavo Ecosystem, Taita Ranches
Date of Birth (approximate)
12 November 2009
Age at Rescue
22 months old (approx)
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Kivuko with Neptune
Lempaute and Kivuko catching up with the orphans
Dabassa and Kivuko engage in morning games
Mzima and Kivuko next to wild Bull
Dabassa and Kivuko
Tuskless Kivuko plays with Dabassa
Lempaute, Kivuko and Sinya follow Laikipia
Kivuko playing with Emma