Young Elephant Rescued In Zambia

A new orphaned elephant has arrived in Lilayi at the Elephant Nursery supported by David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, as part of Game Ranger International’s Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP). Named ‘Mkaliva’, meaning ‘coming together’ to signify the unity of three villages that make up the Kavalamanja district, where she was found, the dehydrated and frightened little orphan (aged approximately 1 year 10 months) had sustained some injuries whilst the villagers were trying to save her.

Night time rest under heat lamp

After immediate on-site assistance by a vet from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DPNW) she was monitored for a few days before being transported to EOP’s  Lilayi Elephant Nursery where her wounds are being routinely cleaned and covered in various treatments and she is being kept warm with blankets, hot water bottles and a heat lamp.

Tumeric – natural insect repellant

There were reports of recent poaching in the area where Mkaliva was found, and two other orphaned elephants (Kakaro and Kasewe) from the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation supported Elephant Orphanage Project came from there. DSWF would like to thank everyone involved in her rescue.

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THE ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE PROJECT IS A PROJECT OF GAME RANGERS INTERNATIONAL, ESTABLISHED BY THE DAVID SHEPHERD WILDLIFE FOUNDATION, IN CLOSE COLLABORATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE AND INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL WELFARE.