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Orphaned elephants, Shawu and Timisa, get blood transfusions

Share this article…  The youngest elephants in our care both recently underwent blood transfusions. Shawu is a young orphaned elephant that was brought to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) last November, after he was found wandering around on his own. Timisa, another orphaned baby elephant, was brought to Camp Jabulani in November as well, by Elephants Alive. It has been hectic the past few months as we moved between the two…
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A brief update on Shawu

Share this article… Our baby elephant, Shawu, is doing incredibly well – the little boy now weighs 120kg. He drinks just over a litre of milk every 2 hours during the day; and 1.3 litres of milk every 3 hours during the night. Feeding time Elephant grooms, Stavros and Joshua, are definitely kept busy and still take turns to watch him 24/7. They take him on daily walks so he…
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Our orphaned baby elephant is named

Share this article… The little orphan baby elephant that we’ve been taking care of the past week and a half now has a name. We are pleased to introduce you to Shawu. Mrs Lente Roode has ​named the little elephant after one of the seven bulls which used to roam the Kruger National Park. Shawu has taken well to his milk and ​is feeding vigorously. We’ve now found a formula which seems to…
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