At around 1 p.m. a Helicopter landed in front of Mrs. Sheldrick’s house, bringing a new baby to the Nursery, who had been rescued from a well dug in the sandy riverbed of the Milgis Lugga in Laikipia District. This baby was about 3 weeks old and has been named “Lesanju” after a Samburu Chief who has recently died. Unfortunately, her ears had been cut by the tribesmen who rescued her who adopt this practice to identify their livestock.
Lesanju with her blanket
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust P.O. Box 15555 Nairobi Kenya