This young bull was about 14 months old when he became an orphan and was brought into the Nairobi Nursery on 12th July 1996. This means that he was born in approximately April 1995 in the Samburu National Reserve. His name means “The Lucky One” in the Samburu tribal dialect and lucky to be alive today he is, for his mother was a casualty of Shifta poachers’ gunfire. She was found dying, her body literally riddled with gunshot wounds, so she was euthenazed by a KWS Vet, and her calf, who also had a gunshot wound in the leg, was sedated and flown to the Nairobi Nursery for treatment and care. Fortunately, an X-ray of the leg indicated that no bullet was still actually lodged in the leg.
25 years old
12 July 1996
Samburu, Samburu National Reserve
Date of Birth (approximate)
1 April 1995
Age at Rescue
15 months old (approx)
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