Mushuru was a mid-February miracle. Hers was a complicated rescue, but the stars aligned and we were able to bring this little girl to safety. Many partners came together to save her.
It began on 13th February 2023, when the local Maasai community observed a lone calf in the Amboseli ecosystem. She was far too young to be without her mother. Worryingly, she had a spear injury, which indicated that she had been embroiled in human-wildlife conflict. It was unclear whether this occurred after she was orphaned or was the cause of it.
The community reported her presence to Big Life, who raised the alarm. The hour was late, so KWS requested that the SWT/KWS Amboseli Mobile Vet Unit assess the situation the next day.
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3 years old
14 February 2023
Amboseli Ecosystem, Amboseli Environs
Date of Birth (approximate)
14 February 2021
Age at Rescue
2 years old (approx)
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Sileita and Mushuru
Sileita, Sholumai and Mushuru in the forest