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 scratching against Mapia
Kuishi and Mapia having a drink
Mapia enjoys early morning scratch
Mapia enjoying the mud-bath
Mapia and Orwa
Mapia waiting to greet a wild herd