Another arrival on the 4th of June, this time rescued near Kampi ya Kanzi on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills, bringing the total now in the Nairobi Nursery to 19! The Manager of Campi ya Kanzi Lodge had been searching for this calf for a couple of days, having heard reports about an abandoned calf. Two days later the calf, aged about 1 year, was located, captured by the Lodge Staff and taken to the nearest airfield to await the arrival of the Rescue Plane, having alerted us earlier that they hoped to find the orphan. It is not known whether she is a victim of poaching or drought, both of which are affecting the area. What was evident is that she had walked over 22 km from where she was origionally sighted, through waterless terrain, before finally being rescued.
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11 years old
4 June 2009
Tsavo Ecosystem, Chyulu Hills
Date of Birth (approximate)
16 June 2008
Age at Rescue
11 months old (approx)
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Chaimu and Ambo drinking water
Chaimu waiting for Kilaguni
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Kilaguni and Chaimu
Chaimu and Kilaguni rolling