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Nursery Unit  June   20, 2016 Last night around 11.30 it was a hard and difficult time for Balguda who lay down to rest but later it proved difficult for him to stand again and walk around his stockade as usual. It was a very difficult moment for his human family who fought to get up upright again but without success as his hind legs seemed to weak to hold him up. We gave him a drip and comforted him throughout the rest of the night. In the morning poor Balguda was looking livelier and again the keepers decided to try and help make him stand by 8am they gathered all their strength and eventually Balguda stood and immediately drank his milk bottle which was waiting for him. He browsed on lots of nice greens that were brought for him. Around noon he fell over again but again we assisted him to stand and he again carried on feeding on his greens as we ran some tests and gave him some medicine.

Poor Balguda in his stockade

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