On the 8th January 2014 The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust rescued two orphaned elephants. The first was Losesia, a six month old female who had fallen down a man made well in Sera Conservancy, Northern Kenya, but very sadly died soon after her arrival her at the Nursery having ingested well water into her lungs. The second calf was a two year old bull rescued from Amboseli National Park, his mother was known to the researchers of Amboseli as Zombe. Zombe was treated in December by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust funded Sky Vet program, a program that we run in conjunction with KWS, after we received reports of a sick female with a young dependent calf. It remained a mystery as to what her problem actually was, with no obvious injuries to treat, long acting antibiotics were administered. Throughout this time she did not travel far, and her young calf remained by her side, with the rest of the herd moving further a field.
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9 years old
8 January 2014
Amboseli Ecosystem, Amboseli Environs
Date of Birth (approximate)
12 February 2012
Age at Rescue
22 months old (approx)
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Ngasha greeting Ziwa
Ziwa splashing mud behind his ears
Ziwa exiting the mud-bath
Ziwa at the waterpans
Ziwa scratching his chin
Ziwa joins the orphans
Ziwa and Alamaya enjoying the mud
Zongoloni inspecting Ziwa's mouth