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.
3 years old
2 November 2017
Date of Birth (approximate)
6 November 2016
Age at Rescue
11 months old (approx)
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