Meaning of Name: Mud
Current Age: 3 years and 9 months old
Date of Birth (Approximate): March 1, 2020
Reason Orphaned: Stuck in mud and abandoned by herd
Rescue Date: November 1, 2021
Age at Rescue (Approximate): 1 year and 8 months old
Rescue Location: Sekondeko Settlement (Panhandle of the Okavango)
We were called out to rescue a very young elephant near the Sekondeko Settlement. He was stuck so deeply in the mud that it took several of our team to leverage him out to safety.
He had been left all alone, unable to get himself out—or even move. We don’t know where his herd had gone. We can only guess that they were unable to help him and eventually had to move on to survive.
When we got him back to Elephant Havens, we had to scrub so much mud off of him just so Dr. Comfort could examine him. He is a happy, healthy, almost 2-year-old with such a sweet little personality.
He LOVES his bottle and took to it immediately. When it’s empty and his handler tries to take it out of his mouth, first he does his little baby elephant screams, then he starts to make rumbling sounds. It’s just adorable. He wants to suck on that empty bottle all day like a pacifier.
Seloko quickly captured the hearts of his handlers and the rest of the herd. We’re excited to watch him grow up with us.
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