A young elephant calf was spotted alone in high grass on the opposite bank of the Mara river at the beginning of June 2011 by a Research student, Cecilie Willumsgaard based at the Karen Blixen Camp. During the afternoon of l8th June the same Researcher and her fiancé again came across the calf, who was still alone and at the same location, secretion from the temporal glands evidence of stress. It was then that they contacted the necessary authorities who in turn contacted the Nairobi Elephant Nursery in Nairobi, who arranged for an aircraft to be on standby the next morning, should the calf be able to be captured. It was a young bull, with tusks visible, aged between 2 and 3 years of age, and therefore still dependent on milk for survival.
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15 years old
19 June 2011
Maasai Mara, Mara North Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
2 February 2009
Age at Rescue
2 years old (approx)
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