On the first of July Angela received news about an abandoned elephant first sighted by the Tsavo Trust monitoring team close to the Dida Harea plains, in Southern Tsavo East National Park. The calf was continually being rejected by the wild herds that were passing while heading to water, and having been observed for much of the day, it was clear that this was an orphan. She was thin, weak and extremely disorientated.
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4 years old
1 July 2016
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo East NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
1 January 2015
Age at Rescue
1 year old (approx)
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Maramoja playing with lucerne
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