On the 22nd October Richard Roberts from the Mara Elephant Project contacted us about the plight of a young milk dependent calf, approximately 10 months old, whose mother had been found dead on the plains of the Masai Mara that day. Closer inspection of the dead mother revealed that she had been poached and died from a poisoned spear wound on her cheek. She had been photographed by a visitor happily feeding with her little baby underfoot, both alive and well.
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7 years old
22 October 2014
Masai Mara, Olare Orok Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
27 December 2013
Age at Rescue
9 months old (approx)
Ithumba Reintegration Unit
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Roi comforting Dololo
Roi and Dololo at the stockade compound
Galla and Roi snuggling
Oltaiyoni and Roi dust bathing
Barsilinga and Roi in the mud bath
Roi trying to steal some of Galla's milk
Roi , Jotto and Naseku playing