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.
21 years old
15 February 2000
Laikipia, Loisaba Ranch
Date of Birth (approximate)
1 February 1999
Age at Rescue
1 year old (approx)
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Laikipia with the orphan herd
Laikipia arrives at the stockades
Laikipia arrives at the stockade alone
Rorogoi and Nelion pleased to see Laikipia
Laikipia on Msinga Hill
New orphans curious about Laikipia
Laikipia at the stockades