Elephant Orphans Rescued in Zambia
The Elephant Orphanage Project team in Zambia recently rescued a young elephant calf orphaned due to the apparent increase in poaching activities in the area. Baby Musolole is less than 6 months old and was found by Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) officers on October 21 in a remote region of Zambia. Upon arrival the orphan was found to be dehydrated and malnourished, and the team immediately got to work by administering fluids and nutrients in order to stabilize the animal for its journey to safety. Musolole was transferred to the Lilayi Game Ranch in Lusaka where he joined another recently rescued orphan, Kavalamanja. Once the animals are stable, they will be transferred to the facility in Kafue National Park.
Tragically, two of the ZAWA officers who responded to the poaching of Musolole's mother were killed in action by a team of highly sophisticated poachers. The young elephant was named in honor of the very brave officer who continued to pursue the poachers even after his team was compromised in the ambush. Silent Heroes sends our heartfelt sympathies to the families of the officers killed on duty, and hopes to raise awareness to the ongoing need for anti-poaching support and nursing supplies for the Elephant Orphanage Project. If you wish to send a message of sympathy or support to the EOP, please email Dr. Adams at email@example.com, and she will pass along all correspondence directly.