A truck that could drive the young rhino and the two Keepers that remained with it back to Nairobi was sourced from Solio Ranch. The truck arrived at the Solio airstrip at midnight, when the crate was loaded and the journey to Nairobi began. It was a very cold journey, arriving at Nairobi at 5 a.m. in the morning. It then took sometime to unload the crate with the rhino inside, Robert having first managed to inoculate it standing on top of the crate using a syringe attached to a long pole. The crate was then gradually lowered using poles and rollers, and hauled into the Stockade abutting Maxwell’s quarters.
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