By all accounts, Sagateisa shouldn’t be alive today. Many would not have survived the ordeal she endured — but then again, she is no ordinary elephant.
We received the call on the afternoon of 24th November 2021, as Tsavo was in the grips of a brutal dry season. Taita Sanctuary scouts had spotted yet another victim of the unsparing conditions, an infant elephant whose reason for being alone remains a mystery, but calves are often the first to fall by the wayside in drought years, growing too weak to keep up with the herd as they search for browse to sustain them.
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3 years old
24 November 2021
Tsavo Ecosystem, Taita Ranches
Date of Birth (approximate)
6 April 2019
Age at Rescue
2 years old (approx)
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Sagateisa resting her trunk on her head
Sagateisa enjoying her milk bottle
Mukutan, Sagateisa, Kamili, Tingai and Choka
Choka and Sagateisa in the forest together
Mukutan, Choka, Kamili, and Sagateisa
Sagateisa browsing with the Nursery herd
Sagateisa out in the Park with the Nursery herd
Lodo, Sagateisa and Suguroi mud bathing