Shawu, the little orphan baby elephant

On Monday, 21st November 2016, a baby elephant estimated to be about 4 months old was brought to HESC. 

The young elephant was found wandering on his own on the reserve next to the R40 tarred road.

When the elephant arrived at HESC he was given an intravenous drip as he was dehydrated.  Since then the elephant has been in HESC’s care.  He was named Shawu after one of the seven bulls which used to roam the Kruger National Park. 

At first finding the correct milk formula for Shawu was a challenge but we’ve now found a formula which seems to agree with him – Neomino – and the little one goes through 4 tins a day at a cost of approximately R390 per tin.

This formula works well for hyper allergic babies.  To read more about Shawu, please visit our blog