Early evening on the 26th January Angela Sheldrick received a call from Dr. Limo, a KWS Veterinary officer seconded to the DSWT Mara Mobile Veterinary Unit, regarding an orphaned calf that had been seen by Save the Elephant Rangers while on their daily patrol. KWS had also received numerous reports from community members regarding the young calf that was sighted wandering in the Narok area, a populated area and a good distance from where one would expect to be sighting elephants. It remains a mystery as to what happened to this calf’s mother and elephant herd. In order to prevent the young elephant from coming to any harm during the night, KWS Rangers assisted by Save the Elephant captured the calf that evening, keeping it overnight as it was too late for a rescue team to be sent from Nairobi.
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9 years old
27 January 2015
Maasai Mara, Narok
Date of Birth (approximate)
23 October 2013
Age at Rescue
15 months old (approx)
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