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 SWT funded Tsavo Mobile Veterinary Unit with KWS Vet Dr. Poghon, together with some of the SWT Voi elephant Keepers, who immediately rushed to the scene.
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4 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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Roho and Maisha wallowing in the mud
Maisha resting against a tree
Maisha stealing greens from Kiombo
Maktao trying to climb on Maisha's back
Nabulu hugging Maisha
Maisha being playful with a twig
Maisha splashing mud, Roho wallowing
Maisha and Roho browsing