On 20th September 2018, while on a routine fixed-wing patrol with DSWT pilot Neville Sheldrick, the Tiva De-Snaring Team leader, Nterto Kapina, spotted the tracks of what appeared to be a lone elephant calf wandering down the Tiva River.
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2 years old
23 September 2018
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo East National Park
Date of Birth (approximate)
24 September 2017
Age at Rescue
11 months old (approx)
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Tamiyoi, Mukkoka, Naleku and other all huddled
Mukkoka having fun in the mud
Mukkoka, Larro, Tamiyoi and Musiara mud bathing
Maktao and Mukkoka having fun in the forest
Roho and Mukkoka out in the forest
Mukkoka making sure he is first for his milk
Mukkoka down at the mud bath
Dololo, Mukkoka and the Nursery herd