A female calf born in January 2001 in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda; estimated age just days old when rescued. Age on arrival in our Nursery - 1 month.
This baby was unique, being Ugandan as opposed to all the other Kenyan orphans we have rescued. She simply wandered into a fishing village near Lake George in Queen Elizabeth National Park, was thereafter transported across the Channel in a fishing boat and dumped back in the bush, because her rescuers didn't know what else to do! Fortunately, word got out, and she was re-captured by an expatriate who had heard about her, and taken to the Uganda Education Centre, where she was cared for round the clock by expatriate volunteers and two National Park Rangers with telephone instructions from us in Nairobi.
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22 years old
27 February 2001
Uganda, Queen Elizabeth Park
Date of Birth (approximate)
1 January 2001
Man-made cause for separation
Age at Rescue
1 month old (approx)
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