On the 1st of July Lewa relayed a report to DSWT from Sera Conservancy that Samburu Scouts had retrieved a young calf from one of the many wells in that area, Kisima Hamsini. The baby elephant had slipped in while the herd crowded around to drink water. Because of the presence of the pastoral people in the area the elephants do not linger long, and tend to drink here at night often while passing through to more fertile pastures.
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5 years old
1 July 2015
Samburu, Sera Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
15 January 2015
Trapped in a well
Age at Rescue
5 months old (approx)
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Jotto and Rapa morning greetings
Rapa plays with Malima
Tusuja & Rapa engaged in a sparring game
Rapa strength testing with Tusuja
Rapa strength testing with Sapalan
Rapa playing with Wanjala
Rapa and Mapia scratching