Raise Khanyisa Orphaned Elephant Snaring Survivor

by Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation & Development
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Dear HERD Family and Friends,

A warm ‘elephant-trumpet’ greeting from our HERD family to yours.

We are delighted to give a report on albino baby elephant orphan, Khanyisa.

  • Khanyisa has been steadily gaining weight and now weighs in at over 600 kilograms - that’s almost 1323 pounds. She has gained 66kg since April 2022 with a 476kg gain since she was rescued back in January 2020. It’s hard to imagine that this healthy calf once weighed only 124kg.
  • She is turning three years of age in September 2022. We are thrilled to celebrate this with you. Keep an eye out on our social media channels for special moments that we will share with our followers during September.
  • Khanyisa is receiving three milk bottles six times a day rather than two milk bottles seven times a day. She will keep receiving milk, though, until around five or so years of age (between four and six depending on her health and progress). These milk bottles are essential for her growth and development, and we appreciate each and every single drop that is donated by our loyal HERD supporters.
  • There may be no tooth fairies for little elephants, but carer Last certainly came close after discovering one of Khanyisa’s first teeth which fell out in May 2022.
  • Khanyisa has many dedicated allomothers who take care of her across the day in the bush, but one elephant, Klaserie, has been slowly stepping in more and more – mostly in the afternoons. The more female elephants can practice their motherly skills in the presence of a younger orphan like Khanyisa in the herd, the better for the herd as this enables them to grow and develop new skills and experiences.
  • Khanyisa is certainly a bundle of energy! She likes to run between different elephants in the herd and even off in her own direction at times. Day-by-day she is learning the necessary skills to survive in her environment.
  • Though she loves to swim and splash around in the waterholes, the young calf is not very fond of puddles. The herd may be ready to go out into the wilderness for the day, but Khanyisa does not like to get her feet wet and takes her time joining the herd on their escapades for the day after there’s been some rainfall.

Kindly see new photos of Khanyisa below.

We are grateful for all your support. Khanyisa would not have reached these milestones without your generosity. We’re exceptionally proud of her progress and look forward to continuing to have you on this journey with us so we can keep sharing her beautiful success stories, step by elephant step, with you.

Warm Regards

HERD Team

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Dear HERD Family and Friends

Warm greetings from HERD.

We are excited to give a report on Khanyisa.

Little sunshine has been doing extremely well and grown tremendously over these past few months. Its amazing to see how far she has come to think she couldn’t look over the orphanage fence and now she peeps over the fence and uses her magical trunk skills to open the stable doors as she eagerly waits for her milk bottles.

Little miss sunshine has been having loads of fun with raining season just passed, she has been out in the wilderness running in the rain puddles with her best friend Timisa and enjoying fun mud baths.

With the much-needed raining season Khanyisa wilderness has been filled with lots of greenery and lots of fresh new grass to forage on.

Marula season is upon us, and we have enjoyed watching Khanyisa mastered trunks skills collect delicious Marula fruit one by one, with her cute little growing tusks peeping out,  but the Marula fruit doesn’t come close to her love for sweet potatoes.

Khanyisa said hello to her good friend Stavros this past month who has been back as the orphanage, the two of them share a very special bond as Stavros has been along this journey with her most of her time since arriving at HERD.

Khanyisa enjoy her afternoons out in the bush with the rest of the herd, where she gets to spend time with beloved Tokwe, Lundi, Timisa, and Fishan who always keeps a close eye on her. She loves the water and it’s a real pretty sight to see her swimming with her herd family, this is mostly when can you see how pink little sunshine really is.

In the evenings she returns to the stables where she quiets down with Lammie and Nungu, she enjoys her sweet potatoes and her evening milk bottle.

Khanyisa is growing beautifully she is still a while away from weaning and will be dependent on us for milk formula for the next two years or so…

We are grateful for all your support, Khanyisa would not have gotten this far without your help,

We look forward to continuing to have you on this journey with us and to keep sharing her beautiful milestones with you

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Location: Pretoria, Gauteng - South Africa
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Adine Roode
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa
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