We wanted to give you an update on a story Mara Elephant Project posted in February, A Baby Elephant Snared. MEP’s CEO was called in to respond to a baby female elephant that had a snare around her trunk, which is extremely life threatening. We responded with the Karen Blixen Camp Ree Park Safari helicopter and along with the Kenya Wildlife Service/David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust vet, Dr. Limo, we were able to help this young elephant get treatment and be moved to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) facility in Nairobi for further treatment and rehabilitation.
This story resonated with so many of our supporters, we wanted to share the most recent update, posted on National Geographic’s Facebook page, about the snared baby elephant DSWT has named, Enkesha. Surgery on her trunk took three hours and involved three veterinarians and now MEP is delighted to report she is happy and infection free living at the DSWT orphanage.
To learn more or support Enkesha’s recovery head to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust website. MEP is proud to have been a small part in this success story.