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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Kauro pushing Tusuja to get the scratching rock for himself
Bomani riding on Tusuja
Tusuja playing with Wanjala after wallowing
Tusuja smelling a wild bull in the morning.
Tusuja and Mundusi having a strength testing match in the morning.
Tusuja rolling on a dust mound.
Tusuja all muddied enjoying himself.