Tiny baby elephant airlifted to Reteti elephant sanctuary
Tiny baby elephant airlifted to Reteti elephant sanctuary. Kudos to all the people in northern Kenya who remain committed to wildlife conservation and never falter to step in and help when needed. Thank you as always to the rapid response team, and to Reteti (R.E.S.C.U.E) for giving these babies a second chance. Thanks mostly to Loisaba Conservancy whose 56,000 acres is a natural safe haven for a multitude of wildlife. Reteti Elephant Sanctuary Community United for Elephants
At 3am on Thursday morning a tiny elephant calf walked into one of Loisaba’ patrol bases alone. At first light patrols went out to look for any herds or elephant tracks close by but sadly none were found. they think he must have become separated from his herd in the rains and given his level of dehydration he had clearly been on his own for a little while. A decision was made to send him to Reteti Elephant Sanctuary Community United for Elephants and Tropic Air Kenya flew Kenya Wildlife Service vet Matthew Mutinda to Loisaba to collect him. He is now in the safe hands of Reteti Elephant Sanctuary Community United for Elephants and we wish ‘Lodo’ every luck in the future.
Thank you very much Tropic Air Kenya, Kenya Wildlife Service and Reteti Elephant Sanctuary Community United for Elephants for your swift action and thank you The Nature Conservancy and Space for Giants for supporting the boots on the ground that were able to help this little elephant. Elewana Collection Northern Rangelands Trust This Is Laikipia San Diego Zoo