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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2 years 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 and Larro is in the background
Roho and Kinyei being playful
Shukuru, Rama on the edge near Roho and Mukkoka
Kinyei and Roho in the forest
Roho and Kinyei playing
Roho and Rama mud bathing
Roho, Naleku, Rama and Larro mud bathing
Roho, Larro and Shukuru mud bathing