On October 3rd during a KWS aerial patrol over the Narok/Masai Mara area a yearling calf was spotted alone, frantically trying to follow a bull who was passing nearby, yet the calf was unable to keep up and soon fell behind. The calf was believed to have strayed from the Masai Mara National Reserve having lost its mother and elephant family, and is thought to be another sad victim of poaching driven by the demand in the Far East for ivory.
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12 years old
4 October 2012
Maasai Mara, Narok
Date of Birth (approximate)
5 April 2011
Age at Rescue
18 months old (approx)
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Narok enjoying Lucerne
Narok at the mud bath
Narok enjoying some water from the water trough.