On the 3rd of September Angela Sheldrick was alerted by Dr. Limo, the KWS Veterinary Officer seconded to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Mara Mobile Veterinary Unit, about a tragic case reported from the Masai Mara. Dr. Limo and the Mara Veterinary Team were taking their much deserved off days and were else where in the country at the time, but had received a report of an injured female elephant. In their absence the DSWT funded Sky Vets was requested.
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6 years old
3 September 2014
Masai Mara, Naboisho Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
10 September 2013
Age at Rescue
11 months old (approx)
Ithumba Reintegration Unit
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Olsekki playing with Tusuja
Olsekki playing with Bomani
Tusuja playing on the ground while Olsekki watches
Olsekki, Ukame and Kamok having a drink
Olsekki lying down to play
Bomani riding on Olsekki's back
Olsekki riding on Tusuja