On the 10th September 2013, we received a call from Ibrahim Kantet from the Eseriani Wildlife Association regarding reports of an abandoned elephant in Maasai Community lands beyond Mount Suswa, en route to the Maasai Mara. The Kenya Wildlife Service rangers from Ngong first traveled to the location and confirmed the reports. The Trust was then immediately mobilised and together with KWS Veterinary Officer Domnic Mijele and his assistant, a team of Keepers and driver set off from Nairobi to rescue this calf. The area she was located was miles from any airstrip and the quickest and only option was by vehicle. From Nairobi they headed down the Rift Valley escarpment and turned off at Mai Mahiu heading towards Narok. Not far beyond Mt. Suswa, a dormant volcano and smaller replica of Mount Longonot, a volcano near Lake Naivasha, the team was guided off the main road and then on crude tracks deep into the Maasai community lands.
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12 years old
10 September 2013
Maasai Mara, Mount Suswa
Date of Birth (approximate)
9 February 2012
Age at Rescue
19 months old (approx)
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Godoma left and Suswa
Suswa enjoying a morning scratch
Murit wrestling Suswa
Losoito with Suswa in the morning
Rorogoi and Suswa enjoying range cubes