Latika is another orphan of the dry season, but with a cruel twist: she is also a snare victim. Surviving this particular dry season has been a challenge for all elephants, but this little elephant’s struggle was compounded by the wire snare cinched around her neck.
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21 months old
10 October 2021
Tsavo Ecosystem, Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
Date of Birth (approximate)
10 April 2020
Age at Rescue
18 months old (approx)
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Mukutan walking slowly with Latika and Ltingai
Latika leading Mukutan for their milk bottles
Ziwadi, Ltingai, Mukutan, Latika and Sagataisa
Latika smelling with her trunk
Mukutan and Latika heading to the forest
Naleku, Taabu, Kerrio, Latika, andChoka
Latika and Taabu browsing
Latika extending her short trunk