October 16, 2020 – rescueversary of an elephant named Roho, who was rescued in Kenya, huddled by the body his deceased mother.
One year ago, Sheldrick Wildlife Trust began his rescue mission on the request of Kenya Wildlife Service.
The team found the elephant calf through their patrolling aircraft when they sighted him standing beside the body of his deceased mother.
After spotting the calf, the team immediately headed towards the mother’s carcass.
Leading towards a steep lava hill, the team thought that the GPS was taking them towards a wrong place. However, they continued trekking and after reaching the top of the hill with huge chunks of lava rock and thick vegetation on every step, they finally found the female elephant lying dead with her calf standing by her side.
Sheldrick Wildfire Trust, in a bid to celebrate the rescueversary of the animal calf, took to its official Twitter handle and shared a video showing the journey of the elephant.
The video begins by showing clips from Nairobi Nursery, exact one year ago when Roho was rescued.
“Today is Roho’s 1 year #rescueversary. He was found huddled by the body of his deceased mother in 2019. Now he has a loving home with us until he’s ready to return to the wild,” the caption read.
Today is Roho’s 1 year #rescueversary. He was found huddled by the body of his deceased mother in 2019. Now he has a loving home with us until he’s ready to return to the wild. Your donations helped make this possible! https://t.co/u5yNXc0IVv pic.twitter.com/XxUmupmu0C
— Sheldrick Wildlife (@SheldrickTrust) October 16, 2020
The clip has gathered over 9,300 views along with more than 1,500 likes.
People couldn’t stop gushing over the tiny elephant and the heartwarming rescue story. Many also dropped appreciative comments about the trust’s noble initiative to save elephants.
Aww my gorgeous little Roho! I didn’t realise though that he had the same rescueversary as my other ele Tamiyoi! What a coincidence! Thank you for taking such great care of them and giving them a second chance to be where they belong, in the wild!
— Eloise (@Eloise933) October 16, 2020
Happy #rescueversary Roho 💕💕💕. You’re my daughter’s baby. We will continue to support you for as long as we can so hopefully forever. 🤍 from 🇨🇦.
— Serena Mary Daly 🇨🇦🇮🇪🇨🇦🐘 (@SerenaMaryDaly) October 16, 2020
What a confident little darling he is now. Good job guys!
— victoria oliver (@victori81419123) October 17, 2020