By Drain Doctor on 07/03/2016

Amanzi, the one-month-old elephant, is recovering well at a wildlife rehabilitation centre in Hoedspruit after being rescued from a drain in February.

As Drain Doctor reported in an earlier blog, poor Amanzi fell into a drain in early February and was rescued by the team at Phalaborwa Copper Mine. It looked as if his herd had tried to rescue him but abandoned its efforts because of increased human activity in the nearby area. The little orphaned elephant was taken to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), where his recovery has been over seen by Elephant Alive programme manager Dr Michelle Henley and her team.

Photographer Mike Kendrick has been following Amanzi’s progress in his blog. Amanzi is now taking a keen interest in his surroundings and starting to play with his carers. The team hopes the courageous little elephant will make a full recovery and, in time, will be reintroduced into breeding herds in the area.

To read more about Amanzi, follow this link