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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Kiasa snuggling up to Roho
Roho drinking and Larro smelling for more milk
Roho and Naleku peacefully having their milk
Roho and Maisha wallowing in the mud
Nabulu and Kiasa watching over Roho
Roho, Kiasa and Mukkoka in the forest
Roho enjoying the mud bath
Maisha splashing mud, Roho wallowing