On the evening of the 26th of June Mark Goss from the Masai Mara Elephant Project reported an orphaned elephant case to Angela Sheldrick at the DSWT Nairobi headquarters alerting her of a possible rescue. A lone elephant calf was sighted by a research assistant near Observation Hill in the Olare Orok Conservancy, part of the beautiful Masai Mara ecosystem. One of the wonders of the world, this magnificent area has breath-taking views, abundant wildlife and endless plains with a high concentration of wildlife and predators too.
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5 years old
27 June 2015
Masai Mara, Olare Orok Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
25 February 2014
Age at Rescue
1 year old (approx)
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Tusuja playing with Yoyo
Tusuja soil bathing
Tusuja with a wild bull
Mundusi and Tusuja browsing together
Tusuja with a branch in his mouth
Tusuja playing with a stick
Tusuja leading the orphans
Olsekki playing with Tusuja