On the 10th of September we received a call from Ibrahim Kantet from the Eseriani Wildlife Association regarding reports of an abandoned elephant in Masai Community lands beyond Mt. Suswa, en route to the Masai Mara. The Kenya Wildlife Service rangers from Ngong first traveled to the location and confirmed the reports. The Trust was then immediately mobilized and together with KWS Veterinary Officer Domnic Mijele and his assistant, the 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 Mt. Longonot a volcano near Lake Naivasha, the team was guided off the main road and then on crude tracks deep into the Masai community lands.
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7 years old
10 September 2013
Masai Mara, Mount Suswa
Date of Birth (approximate)
9 February 2012
Age at Rescue
1 year old (approx)
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Suswa having a drink of water
Suswa browsing on a green bush
Mashariki and Suswa mudbathing
Murit, Suswa and Arruba join the wild herd
Suswa, Nelion & Rorogoi dustbathing
Suswa playing with Sagala
Suswa greeting a wild friend