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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16 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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Luggard with Roho coming down for their milk
Tagwa, Maisha and Roho having a dust bath
Roho and Mukkoka out in the forest
Kiasa with youngsters Roho, Naleku and Larro
Roho grabbing leaves from Tagwa's mouth
Roho having his milk bottle
Maisha and Roho in toe
Roho climbing on Maisha's back