Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) in conjunction with David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) has rescued an abandoned and weak elephant calf aged about five months. Apparently the lone calf lost touch with a herd of elephants in Ripoi area within Siana in Narok County.
Before the rescue operation, area community leaders had requested KWS operation team to drive off a herd of elephants at Ripoi area back to Olaro Conservancy. This was effectively executed.
Later herders in the area came across the weak lone elephant calf, and informed KWS officers. The officers promptly brought the matter to the attention of KWS veterinary team in the County led by Dr. Limo.
Dr. Limo then got in touch with David Sheldrick rescue team which, together with KWS officers and the management of Olaro Conservancy, took the calf to DSWT orphanage inside the Nairobi National Park for treatment and care.
The calf has since joined the herd of orphaned elephants at the DSWT orphanage. The female calf now named Llaro brings the number of elephants in the orphanage to 19.