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Nursery Unit  September   9, 2012 Tano was the first to try and greet Teleki, who is still aggressive and refusing to take milk from a bottle. Mutara tried to reach him through the bars of his Stockade, but he retreated to the back. All the orphans then assembled at his door to welcome him, rumbling him a greeting before leaving for the field. There was another Rescue Alert this morning, this time for a calf rescued from Lake Jipe. The plane left at 8 a.m. and by 2 p.m. the baby, who was male and about 10 months old, was back at the Nursery but already on life support, being in a state of collapse. He was extremely emaciated, obviously having been without milk for a long time..

There was high drama involving Solio today at 6.30 a.m. while she was on the rocks near the mudbath area. A Black Rhino mother with a yearling calf and long sharp horns approached her at the run, and engaged her in a fight. Solio stood her ground, targeting the calf, who was being shielded by the mother. The Keepers kept calling Solio, but she did not respond, bent on battle, until eventually the mother rhino and her calf ran off, hotly pursued by Solio. We were all very fearful that Solio would be killed by a much bigger opponent, but she returned unscathed at 11.30 a.m.

Tano coming for milk

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