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.
Important Note: Thank you for considering an adoption. Each orphan needs more than one foster parent: your adoption donation will be processed by the SWT UK and Kenya to help all the orphans in our care.
10 years old
3 September 2014
Maasai 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 climbing on Mapia's back
Kithaka, Barsilinga and Olsekki
Olsekki with Barsilinga
Olsekki and Vuria
Olsekki and Barsilinga having a drink
Olsekki enjoying Lucerne
Olsekki and Challa