The 26th July brought not only the rescue of 2 and a half month old Tano from Loisaba Ranch, but also another newborn, who was seen all alone at 2pm on the road between Rumuruti town in Laikipia and the ADC ranch known as Mutara. Mutara called the Kenyan Wildlife Service, and since it was by then too late to initiate a rescue (added to the fact that all our phone land lines were out of action) the ADC Ranch personally alerted the Ol Pejeta Conservancy requesting them to care for the calf for the night.
10 years old
27 July 2009
Laikipia, Mutara Ranch
Date of Birth (approximate)
20 July 2009
Age at Rescue
1 week old (approx)
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Mutara chewing on a branch
Mutara and Kasigau visit the stockade
Mutara and Olare's group with the orphans
Orwa and Mutara dusting
Mutara and Kasigau
Ambo, Roi, and Mutara browsing together.
Mutara in the middle of some wild bulls at the stockade water trough.
The orphans interacting with Mutara's herd.