We are all shell shocked by the seemingly never ending stream of orphans coming into the nursery these past couple of months. When we were called on the 16th September by the Senior Warden of Tsavo West National Park, Daniel Woodley, with news of yet another orphaned elephant, it was hard to believe, making this the busiest time in the history of the Trust, for never have we had so many orphans in the Nursery at any one time. Our Keepers were already on their knees dealing with the sleepless nights which become the norm when dealing with newly rescued orphans in the nursery, yet on hearing the news, three Keepers embarked on the one hour flight to Tsavo West’s Kilaguni Airstrip with the same passion for their job as always.
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12 years old
16 September 2008
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo West NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
12 March 2007
Age at Rescue
1 year old (approx)
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Mzima and Kivuko next to wild Bull
Mzima carrying his share of lucerne grass
Mzima scratching up
Mzima at the stockade
Mzima's wild bull friend
Mzima engaging Dabasa
Mzima with Emily's heard
Mzima and Eve scrambling for Emma