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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12 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 close to Tamiyoi
Roho suckling on Tagwa's ear
Dololo browsing with Roho near him, and Musiara
Roho enjoying a mud bath
Roho mud bathing near Tagwa
Roho trying to get some of Maktao's greens
Kiasa, Tagwa, Roho, and Maisha browsing together
Tagwa, Roho, and Sattao mud bathing