On the 31st of July 2013 the Kenya Wildlife Service alerted the DSWT rescue team based in Voi of an orphaned elephant in the Taita area on Lualenyi Ranch. The calf had first been sighted on July 28th by members of the Italian Association of Experts on Africa (IAEA) who were working in the area. They monitored the calf over the following days to assess its situation and to see whether it would re-join its herd. The calf attempted to find company with a wild elephant herd followed by a group of four wild bulls, yet he soon became detached realising he didn’t belong with them.
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10 years old
31 July 2013
Tsavo Ecosystem, Taita Ranches
Date of Birth (approximate)
19 January 2012
Age at Rescue
18 months old (approx)
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