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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21 months 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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Mukkoka smelling for his milk.
Mukkoka coming for his milk.
Mukkoka finishes his milk bottle
Mukkoka running to mud-bath for his bottle
Mukkoka and Enkesha rushing back at 5pm
Mukkoka flapping his ears
Mukkoka and Maisha sniffing the air
Mukkoka making his way to the forest