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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4 years old
24 November 2021
Tsavo Ecosystem, Taita Ranches
Date of Birth (approximate)
6 April 2019
Age at Rescue
2 years old (approx)
Ithumba Reintegration Unit
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Sagateisa, Roho and Kindani
Kuishi and Sagateisa
Bondeni and Sagateisa
Sagateisa playing with Lulu
Sagateisa and Suguroi