On 20th September 2018, while on a routine fixed-wing patrol with SWT 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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3 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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Naleku near Mukkoka drinking his milk
Maktao trying to ride on Mukkoka's back
Mukkoka resting on the dust mound
Roho, Kiasa and Mukkoka in the forest
Maktao disturbing Mukkoka
Mukkoka posing on the dust mound
Maktao sneaking to climb on Mukkoka's back
Mukkoka charging in for his milk with Naleku