On the 27th March the SWT/KWS Mara Mobile Veterinary Unit was called to perform a post-mortem on an elephant female known as ‘Namunyak' who was found dead mysteriously that morning in the Maasai Mara. She was a well-known female to many, who had been fitted with a radio collar by the Mara Elephant Project so that she and her herd's movements could be tracked and monitored. When her collar signal became static, reading an immobility signal, alarm bells rang. She was found lifeless, and her young calf was now in the company of her herd who had moved a short distance away.
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5 years old
28 March 2020
Maasai Mara, Olarro Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
20 October 2018
Age at Rescue
17 months old (approx)
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Sattao and Naboishu enjoying Lucerne
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