On the 6th of 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.
3 years old
7 May 2016
Mount Kenya Region
Date of Birth (approximate)
4 October 2015
Age at Rescue
7 months old (approx)
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Tagwa and Kiasa browsing on some fresh grass.
Tagwa eating some fresh grass.
Tagwa with the Nursery herd.
Tagwa holding onto her milk bottle.
Malima and Tagwa kicking up dust
Mapia after Tagwa reprimanded her
Tagwa with her Keeper
Tagwa and Ambo at the mud-bath