A lone elephant calf was first spotted by the Kenya Wildlife Service within the Mount Kenya National Park during one of their daily patrols on Friday 2nd August. The calf was reported that day to KWS Field Veterinary Officer Dr Mutinda as well as to the DSWT Nairobi HQ. The KWS rangers lost sight of the calf during the day so any chance of a rescue was postponed.
7 years old
7 August 2013
Mount Kenya Region, Mount Kenya NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
26 July 2011
Age at Rescue
2 years old (approx)
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Nelion standing under a small tree
Arruba rubbing against Nelion
Nelion trying to sniff out where his friends are
Nelion Ndoria and Suswa attempt to swim in the cold water
Nelion engaging Mashariki
Nelion at the mud-bath
Nelion getting ready to splash water