On 6th May Angela was called by Simon Gitau, Senior Warden Mount Kenya, with reports of an orphaned elephant sighted in community lands, abandoned by the elephant herds of Mount Kenya National Park. The community thankfully were elephant friendly and sought to find assistance for the little baby alerting KWS personnel in the area.
5 years old
7 May 2016
Mount Kenya Region
Date of Birth (approximate)
4 October 2015
Age at Rescue
7 months old (approx)
Voi Reintegration Unit
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Monthly water colour by Angela Sheldrick.
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Emoli and Tagwa with their friends
Godoma, Embu and Tagwa browsing
Tagwa and Sagala dust bathing
Tagwa and Tamiyoi on the dust mound
Tagwa dust bathing
Ngilai and Tagwa wrestling
Tagwa and Godoma browsing near each other