On the 29th of November we got a phone call from the Senior Warden of South Turkana Game Reserve about an elephant orphan found in the Orwa area near the Reserve boundary. As the call came in late in the evening, the rescue Team had to wait until the next morning to leave for the flight. KWS Rangers captured the calf and kept him overnight until the Keepers could fly could get there the following day.
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9 years old
30 November 2011
South Turkana, South Turkana National Reserve
Date of Birth (approximate)
3 December 2010
Age at Rescue
11 months old (approx)
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Siangiki, Orwa and Turkwel
Kilaguni playing with Orwa
Orwa and Mutara dusting
Orwa and Bomani
Mapia and Orwa
Jotto and Orwa with a pile of lucerne each
Orwa and Pare climbing some rocks near the stockade compound.