Walking the plains of Tsavo for many years has been a regal old lady, always easily recognised by her distinctive ivory. This year however, the dry season has been long and harsh and with poor April/May rains, it proved too much for this aging female elephant, who was found collapsed with a young calf by her side.
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3 years old
16 September 2016
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo East NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
12 March 2016
Age at Rescue
6 months old (approx)
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Malkia and Karisa
Ambo leading Malima and Malkia
Enkikwe and Malkia browsing together
Naseku pushing Malkia
Malkia flaps her ears
Mteto chatting with Malkia
Jotto, Ambo and Malkia all huddled in the field.