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 and Kiasa leading
Roho in between Tamiyoi and Maisha
Roho and Maisha having fun in the mud bath
Musiara, Maisha and the Nursery herd
Nabulu, Tagwa, and Maisha browsing
Luggard with Maisha and Kiasa
Roho nuzzling at Maisha
Enkesha, Kiombo, and Maisha and the orphans