Rokka’s rescue is more of an epic saga than a mere story. It all began on the evening of 26th July 2021, during a routine patrol along the Tiva River. Flying over a popular watering point, our pilots spotted a lone baby elephant. She was far too young to be on her own — seven months old, at most — and looked extremely stressed.
Using the baby as their epicentre, the pilots scoured a 15-kilometre radius area in search of other elephants. Occasionally, calves simply become separated from their families and a reunion is possible. However, they didn’t spot a single elephant. Clearly, this baby was an orphan.
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3 years old
26 July 2021
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo East National Park
Date of Birth (approximate)
15 December 2020
Age at Rescue
7 months old (approx)
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