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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Big girl Tagwa
Tagwa having her milk
Araba, Tagwa, and Emoli all standing near Godoma
Lasayen, Ndotto, Sagala and Tagwa drinking
Tagwa suckling her trunk
Tagwa heading down to the mud bath
Tagwa, Sagala and Emoli leading
Keeper with Ngilai and Tagwa