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A female calf of about 1 year old was first seen on the l8th February 2013, thought to be an orphan of recent poaching that had taken place within Laikipia West. The calf was then reported to have turned up in the grounds of Loisaba lodge two days later on the 20th and her presence was immediately reported to the lodge management by the gardener.
The calf, who was very thin and clearly distressed, was restrained by the lodge staff whilst a call was made to the rescue team at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi and a rescue plane was organized. Once the SWT team was on their way the calf was transported to Loisaba airfield where she was taken care of by Joanna Silvester whilst awaiting the arrival of the plan. During this time the calf was given a rehydrate mixture and three buckets of water to keep her hydrated pending the arrival of the plane some 3 hours later.
11 years old
20 February 2013
Laikipia, Loisaba Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
27 February 2012
Age at Rescue
11 months old (approx)
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