On the 5th of September 2017 from the top of Irima Hill in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya Wildlife Service rangers watched a young abandoned elephant calf stagger to water and then collapse soon after having her fill. They quickly called the DSWT funded Tsavo Mobile Veterinary Unit with KWS Vet Dr. Poghon, together with some of the DSWT Voi elephant Keepers, who immediately rushed to the scene.
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3 years old
6 September 2017
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo East National Park
Date of Birth (approximate)
6 November 2016
Age at Rescue
9 months old (approx)
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Maisha browsing with the Nursery herd
Maisha, Kiasa, Sattao, Kiombo and Ziwadi browsing
Maisha, Roho, and Tamiyoi in the forest
Maisha and Tamiyoi browsing on some fresh grass
Luggard with Maisha and some of the others
Kiasa, Luggard, Maisha and Enkesha browsing
Maisha suckling on her trunk
Maisha playing in the mud