On the 29th June 2009, a Big Life ranger team in the Chyulu area were alerted about a calf with a cable snare on the foot, unable to walk properly and clearly in distress. They in turn immediately contacted KWS and the Tsavo Mobile Veterinary Unit funded by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The Unit’s Vet Dr. Poghon travelled to the Chyulus in order to administer immediate assistance.
Important Note: Thank you for considering an adoption. Each orphan needs more than one foster parent: your adoption donation will be processed by the SWT UK and Kenya to help all the orphans in our care.
13 years old
29 June 2013
Tsavo Ecosystem, Chyulu Hills
Date of Birth (approximate)
13 December 2009
Age at Rescue
3 years old (approx)
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Mbirikani at the stockade compound
Panda and Mbirikani
Edie, Eco, Enzo and Mbirikani
Mbirikani with Neptune & Ndara
Lentili & Mbirikani with Mwitu between them
Mbirikani, Mwitu and Mweya
Mbirikani climbing the terrace
Mbirikani at the water trough