Roxy Danckwerts told The Dodo that, unlike many cases of orphaned elephants, she does not think the baby's mother was poached: "We think that due to the soaring temps and lack of water in that area, she and the calf gave up."
He was found alone and reportedly unconscious, she says, "in a dry pan that was 25 km from water."
"We know that we have a huge challenge on our hands, but will fight hard for this little man's life," she adds.
Zimbabwe is currently experiencing a drought, explains Jos, "though it is too early to tell the extremity of it. However, it is almost every year now that the seasons are unusual, so it's more correct to say we are seeing and feeling the severe effects of climate change here."
Zuwa with ZEN elephant keeper Paradzai Mutize. (Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery)