On the 30th September a young male elephant calf was seen wandering alone through Maungu Town. Community members from Maungu were astonished to see this tiny baby elephant wandering frightened and bewildered, causing a huge commotion amidst curious bystanders. Thankfully the community reported the orphan to neighbouring Rukinga Ranch who mobilized their scouts and, together with the Kenyan Wildlife Service and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust team from the Voi Rehabilitation Unit, soon captured the calf.
Important Note: Thank you for adopting and being part of the SWT family, it is important to note that your donation will help any orphan in need. Our orphans will need more than one adoptive parent.
9 years old
30 September 2012
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo East NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
27 February 2012
Age at Rescue
7 months old (approx)
Umani Springs Reintegration Unit
Personalised adoption certificate.
Monthly email update on your orphan and the project.
Monthly water colour by Angela Sheldrick.
Access to special content; latest Keepers' Diaries, videos and photos
Mwashoti gives Ngasha a trunk hug
Ngasha scratching his foot
Ngasha covered in mud
Lima Lima and Ngasha at the mud bath
Ngasha arrives at the midday feed
Ngasha scratching his bottom
Ngasha takes a quick nap
Ngasha scratching his chest