On the 13th of September, Angela Sheldrick received a phone call from a Safari guide regarding an abandoned elephant calf in the Masai Mara. The reports revealed that he cut a tragic figure dwarfed by the vast plains with the Oloololo escarpment beyond. With elephant herds coming and going he constantly remained rejected, always emerging from the group to be left alone as the herds moved on.
4 years old
15 September 2017
Rescue Location Unknown
Date of Birth (approximate)
1 December 2014
Age at Rescue
2 years old (approx)
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Sapalan coming to the noon mudbath
Sapalan in the water
Sapalan having milk
Sapalan amongst the wild bulls
Sapalan dust bathing