A female calf born in January 2001 in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda; estimated age just days old when rescued. Age on arrival in our Nursery - 1 month.
20 years old
27 February 2001
Uganda, Queen Elizabeth Park
Date of Birth (approximate)
1 January 2001
Man-made cause for separation
Age at Rescue
1 month old (approx)
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Monthly water colour by Angela Sheldrick.
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Mwitu is the first wild-born calf of Mweya, born in the height of the dry season. We first met Mwitu on 15th November, when Mweya and Edie - with her new calf Eco - travelled back to our Voi Reintegration Unit after the rains to share their new babies with their human family and the dependent Voi orphan herd. This photo is of Mwitu and Eco on morning of 18th November 2019.
Mweya and her group with the orphans
Mweya, Mwitu, Edie, Wild ele bull, Eco & Naipoki
Mbirikani, Mwitu and Mweya
Mweya and Edie's herd at the stockades
Edie, Mweya & Nguvu with the orphan herd
Mweya leading the ex-orphans
Mwitu suckling Mweya