A female calf estimated to have been born towards the end of September 1999 and just 1 month old when rescued. This little female calf was a poaching victim, her mother found dead (less her tusks) in the Tsavo/Athi triangle of Tsavo East National Park, below the Yatta Plateau.
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20 years old
26 October 1999
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo East NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
26 September 1999
Age at Rescue
0 months old (approx)
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Yetu was born just outside the Ithumba Stockades and was proudly introduced to our Keepers and dependent orphans when she was just hours old and still wobbly on her feet.
As Yatta's second calf, Yoyo has a doting older sister and lots of nannies on hand to watch over him as he grows.
Yatta charging a bird
Wendi's group with Yatta and their babies
Yatta and Yoyo
Yatta and Mulika
Yatta's group with the orphans
Yatta with babies Yoyo and Siku
Wendi and Yatta's ex-orphan herd