The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: TARU (foster now)
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2/13/2013 - This day was full of drama. Two lionesses pounced on Geri, the orphaned Thomson’s gazelle, catching her off her guard as she was settling down to rest on the daybed on Angela’s verandah. At that moment Angela happened to walk in the back door to her lounge, saw them catch Geri and gave chase after the killers, flailing her arms and screaming. Angela managed to drive the lions off Geri, who was bleeding profusely and in deep shock, very much the worse for wear. Instantly, she was picked up and rushed to the Vet while someone else went to collect Taru from school, so that he could be with Geri as the Vet attended to her wounds. (Geri adores Taru, who can actually pick her up and hold her like a baby, and it was his presence, holding her, that we believe gave the little antelope the will to try and live).
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The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust P.O. Box 15555 Nairobi Kenya
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