In the early hours of 16th October 2019, at the request of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) our SWT/KWS Canine Unit headed to Tsavo West National Park to help track down two suspected poachers, who had been spotted the evening before. The team convened with KWS and Tsavo Trust rangers to coordinate a search, and it was then they received a disturbing report; not far from where they were gathered, a patrolling aircraft had just sighted a tiny elephant calf standing beside the body of his deceased mother.
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21 months old
16 October 2019
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo West National Park
Date of Birth (approximate)
15 January 2019
Age at Rescue
9 months old (approx)
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Roho browsing between Nabulu and Maisha
Naleku, Kiasa, Roho and Maisha in the forest
Roho, Larro, Maisha, and Kiasa in the forest
Roho checking what Kiasa is eating
Roho being playful with Mukkoka in the forest
Maisha cuddling up to Roho
Kiasa and Roho chewing a delicious branch
Roho and Maisha browsing together