The orphaned calf was sited alone by a Tour Driver on the 21st August 2013 in the Sobo area of Tsavo East National Park by a Tour Driver. The tour driver monitored the calf for a while and saw that it was staggering and in a state of collapse. Its location was passed on to the Voi Elephant Keepers who immediately mounted a rescue and having driven to the area, spotted the orphan after an hour’s search. It was very weak and easily captured.
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9 years old
21 August 2013
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo East NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
21 May 2012
Age at Rescue
15 months old (approx)
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Mashariki in the water
Mashariki and Emoli
Mashariki straddling Godoma
Embu, left, and Mashariki eating lucerne pellets
Ndotto and Mashariki playing
Ndii, Mashariki and Kenia on the right