This female calf was first sighted by the Trust Pilot on the 3rd August 2013 whilst flying over the Mudanda area of Tsavo East National Park on a routine aerial recce mission. The calf was alone in the Mbololo watercourse desperately searching for water in a dry sandy lugga. (The carcass of a female elephant that could have been the mother had been spotted near Mudanda Rock a week ago by KWS.)
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8 years old
3 August 2013
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo East NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
1 August 2012
Age at Rescue
12 months old (approx)
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Embu and Mudanda at the dust bath
Mudanda testing the water
Mbegu, Godoma and Mudanda browsing
Mudanda resting on a rock
Mudanda dust bathing