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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Malima and Tagwa kicking up dust
Tagwa with her Keeper
Tagwa enjoys dusting
Tagwa and Ambo at the mud bath
Tagwa dusts as Sagala looks on
Tagwa playing with water
Tagwa enjoys her bottle of milk
Tagwa drinking water at the mud hole