In the early morning on the 21st of July reports from a community member were received by the DSWT Ziwani Anti-Poaching team based in Tsavo West National Park alerting them about an elephant calf that had been sighted the previous day alone. That morning he was found again, still alone in hostile territory. Because some of the neighboring communities have suffered at the hands of crop raiding elephants and given the location we suspect human wildlife conflict the reason for this young baby being orphaned.
2 years old
21 July 2017
Rescue Location Unknown
Date of Birth (approximate)
20 April 2017
Age at Rescue
3 months old (approx)
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Maktao, Enkesha, Maisha, and Larro running to get their milk.
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Maktao crossing the stream to join his friends
Maktao crossing the stream
Maktao waiting with Kuishi for milk
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Maktao waiting for 9am bottle