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Nursery Unit  August   5, 2013 Sadly, Olkishi gave up the struggle for life, and passed away at 5 a.m. this morning which left all the Keepers extremely upset, since they had tried so hard to retrieve him. The other orphans will also miss him, as usual running to see how he was in the morning, but then walking away dejectedly. However, another young l8 month old bull orphan was driven in from the Aberdares, having been rescued by Angela’s half-brother, Neville Sheldrick who happened to be working there. Since there was no airfield nearby, the calf, who had also obviously been without milk for sometime, and was extremely emaciated and weak, had to endure a long and grueling car journey in order to reach safety, which lessoned his chances radically. He was named “Kieni”, the name of the place in which he was found. This was obviously another poaching victim, since many elephants have been recently poached in that area which is littered with carcasses.


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