On the 14th of February an innocent victim of poaching was brought to our attention, a young elephant calf of around one year old required treatment for a horrendous snare wound, a wound that cut through the joint leaving the baby extremely compromised. His mother remained by his side, and had to be anesthetized too in order for his injury to be treated. The decision was made there and then to give him the benefit of doubt and leave him to try to heal in a wild situation, remaining by his mother’s side.
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5 years old
9 March 2015
Tsavo Ecosystem, Taita Ranches
Date of Birth (approximate)
8 March 2014
Age at Rescue
1 year old (approx)
Umani Springs Reintegration Unit
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Mwashoti in front holding a stick
Sonje checking on Mwashoti at the mud bath
Mwashoti walking along the hills
Mwashoti in the grasslands
Mwashoti drinking water
Mwashoti leaving the mud bath
Mwashoti holding his own bottle