On the 29th June the Big Life team in the Chyulu area were alerted about a calf with a cable snare on the foot, unable to walk properly and clearly in distress. They in turn immediately contacted KWS and the Tsavo Mobile Veterinary Unit funded by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The Unit’s Vet Dr. Poghon traveled to the Chyulus in order to administer immediate assistance.
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10 years old
29 July 2013
Tsavo Ecosystem, Chyulu Hills
Date of Birth (approximate)
13 December 2009
Age at Rescue
3 years old (approx)
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Arruba left, Nelion and Mbirikani
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