Meldungen rund um Elefanten

22.09.17 - 6:40

Am Dienstag regnete es unerwartet in dem von der Dürre extrem betroffenen Tsavo Nationalpark. Ein kleines Elefantenkälbchen rutschte an diesem Wasserloch immer wieder aus, seine Mutter konnte ihm auch nicht helfen. Die Mitarbeiter des David Sheldrick Wildlife Trusts wurden zu Hilfe gerufen und konnten das Kalb retten und mit der Mutter wieder vereinigen:Offering a new born elephant a helping hand

On Tuesday, Tsavo experienced unexpected rain and, while much needed, it turned the red earth into a slippery quagmire. Even animals found the going tough, including a newborn elephant calf who slipped into the drinking trough at Dida Harea.

With the calf’s mother unable to extract her little one in the slippery conditions, concerned Park visitors reported the situation to the Tsavo East National Park Senior Warden who contacted the DSWT and we immediately set out to pull the baby to safety and reunite her with her mother.

Arriving at the scene with heavy rain still falling, our teams guided the mother a safe distance away so they could lift the days-old calf out and lead her to the mud bath below the trough where she was in clear view. All the while, her mother had circled in the distance, desperate to know what was happening and, the minute she saw her baby free and heard her calf’s cries, she raced over to her side. Both waterlogged elephants walked slowly off into the distance, but not before mum circled with her head and tail held high, looking in the direction of the vehicles and men, comprehending that she and her calf had been given a helping human hand today.

Tuesday’s unexpected and unseasonal downpour will provide a brief respite for Southern Tsavo, where many elephants have died from the brutal drought and from where we’ve rescued three drought-orphans in the last three weeks alone. As well as bringing some much-needed greenery, the rain helped fill many of the waterholes throughout the Park, enabling elephant herds to move more freely to previously waterless areas where better browse is available. For this newborn calf too, it could be a life saver, as she needs her mum to be able to feed well in order to produce milk.

Far more rain is needed, however, to help rejuvenate drought stricken areas of the Park and we will be continuing our daily bowser runs throughout the region, topping up water troughs and waterholes with our 40,000 litre capacity bowsers that have been working flat out for the past couple of months.
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Am Dienstag regnete es unerwartet in dem von der Dürre extrem betroffenen Tsavo Nationalpark. Ein kleines Elefantenkälbchen rutschte an diesem Wasserloch immer wieder aus, seine Mutter konnte ihm auch nicht helfen. Die Mitarbeiter des David Sheldrick Wildlife Trusts wurden zu Hilfe gerufen und konnten das Kalb retten und mit der Mutter wieder vereinigen:

15.09.17 - 13:12

Diese kleine Elefantendame ist ein Opfer der aktuellen Dürre. Sie wurde schon bewusstlos vom DSWT in der Nähe des Galana Flusses im Tsavo Ost Nationalpark gerettet:Miracles do happen!

Rescued last week on the 5th of September, this little drought victim was spotted in the nick of time by KWS rangers and reported to the DSWT/ KWS Tsavo Mobile Vet Unit. Rushing to the scene, the team found a lifeless body collapsed in a desolate and dry landscape but she was still alive, albeit barely.

It has taken a herculean effort to breathe life back into this little girl and, although it is still early days, thankfully she is doing well at our Nairobi Nursery. We have fittingly called her Maisha – which means 'Life' in Swahili and we will continue to do all we can to ensure she pulls through this difficult time.

Maisha was rescued from the Southern part of Tsavo, south of the Galana River, in an area currently gripped in drought. The conditions here are the worst we've seen for many years and, as a result, elephants have begun to die which is extremely worrying, given that the rains are not expected until November.

You can support Maisha’s ongoing recovery and make a much appreciated contribution to our Water Projects in Tsavo, which bring relief to wildlife, here: www.thedswt.org/donate
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Diese kleine Elefantendame ist ein Opfer der aktuellen Dürre. Sie wurde schon bewusstlos vom DSWT in der Nähe des Galana Flusses im Tsavo Ost Nationalpark gerettet:

15.09.17 - 11:37

Thomas Töpfer, erster Vorsitzender von Rea Ev ist zur jährlichen Projektreise aufgebrochen und besucht als erste Station die Wildlife Action Group in Malawi:How lucky are we. Some donations from Germany. New boots, trousers, spare parts for our old cruiser , back packs, sleeping bags, hats plus Thomas even managed to bring a bulb for our projector ! Incredibly kind . thank you so much we really appreciate, and the scouts will now have good boots and equipment to use at last. ... mehrweniger

Thomas Töpfer, erster Vorsitzender von Rea Ev ist zur jährlichen Projektreise aufgebrochen und besucht als erste Station die Wildlife Action Group in Malawi:
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