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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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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Roho browsing between Nabulu and Maisha
Naleku, Kiasa, Roho and Maisha in the forest
Roho, Larro, Maisha, and Kiasa in the forest
Maisha greeting Bondeni and the new girls
Mukkoka, Maisha, Kiasa and Nabulu browsing
Maisha and Naboishu after having their milk
Maktao and Maisha having a strength test
Maisha cuddling up to Roho