On the 2nd of November with conditions desperate in Tsavo East due to failed rains and the prolonged drought, a little calf was sighted by Kenya Wildlife Service rangers while out patrolling on foot. He was found in a collapsed state and had been left for dead on an elephant path on the north bank of the Galana River, between the river and the Yatta Plateau, the longest lava flow in the world stretching some 300 km’s.
2 years old
2 November 2017
Rescue Location Unknown
Date of Birth (approximate)
6 November 2016
Age at Rescue
11 months old (approx)
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Kuishi, Malima, and Mapia in the lorry
Tamiyoi and Mapia browsing on some grass.
Malima, Kuishi and Mapia
Mapia and Kuishi in the field after their milk.
Mapia, Kuishi, and Malima headed back to the bush
Malima and Mapia cuddling after their training.
Mapia in the field.
Musiara and Mapia browsing with the rest of the Nursery herd.