Laikipia's Story

A male calf estimated to be about 1 year old on arrival, therefore born February 1999. Another calf from Laikipia District in the North, orphaned when approximately 1 year old when his mother died during a very dry season, either from drought, sickness or even as a result of bullet wounds. Obviously, she had had very little milk for many months, because the calf was emaciated and skeletal when rescued. He arrived in the Nairobi Nursery in a pathetic condition in the late afternoon, extremely fearful of humans, but the input of "Lolokwe" calmed him immediately and within half an hour he was taking milk from a bottle.

Laikipia's Story

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Adopt Laikipia for yourself or as a gift for a loved one.

Important Note: Thank you for adopting and being part of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust family. It is important to note that your donation will help any orphan in need. Our orphans will need more than one adoptive parent.

Current age

20 years old

Gender

Male

Rescued date

15 February 2000

Rescue Location

Laikipia, Loisaba Ranch

Date of Birth (approximate)

1 February 1999

Reason Orphaned

Drought related

Age at Rescue

1 year old (approx)

Current Location

Living Wild

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Monthly water colour by Angela Sheldrick.

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