"With no herds in the area, it was feared he might become a meal for predators if he was left alone overnight and we embarked on a dramatic mission to reach him," the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) posted on its Facebook page.
Tusuja, as he was later named, was thought to be around 15 months old, and it was clear he'd been without his family for some time. He was caught and brought to safety, but the little elephant was scared and didn't understand that the people were just trying to help him. In the middle of the night, he somehow climbed up and out of the enclosure they'd put him in, and in the morning was nowhere to be found.
The team searched and searched for Tusuja, but it wasn't until 11:30 the next morning that they spotted him ... all alone again.