On the 28th November 2016, just as expectant clouds promised more hoped-for rain to relieve the drought that had gripped Tsavo National Park, the pilot from the Tsavo Trust sighted a tiny elephant calf standing beside her collapsed mother on the plains near Aruba.
Although some rain had fallen recently, it had come too late for the mother, who had obviously been struggling for a long time evidenced by the bare earth that surrounded while her desperate baby helplessly stood by her side.
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6 years old
28 November 2016
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo East NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
4 February 2016
Age at Rescue
9 months old (approx)
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