Elephant rescue up close: part two– Enkesha’s post-op progress
Badly injured baby elephant Enkesha was rescued from the Maasai Mara and flown to Nairobi for an operation to try and save her severed trunk. Here are the latest pictures of her recovery
After an injured elephant calf was spotted in the Maasai Mara, a rescue operation swung into action. The elephant had caught her trunk in a hunter’s snare and the appendage was very badly damaged. The decision was taken to fly her to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi and attempt to save her trunk. Enkesha, who was named by the trust, underwent a three-hour operation, and despite her undoing the stitches, her trunk is slowly healing and she is still able to use it to pick things up off the ground, take leaves from trees, drink water and spray herself.