Natumi's Story

A female calf estimated to have been born in February 1999 and to have been 6 weeks old on arrival. Natumi’s herd went to drink at a dam near a placed called Natumi on the President's Farm, where over zealous Presidential Bodyguards opened fire at random into the herd, killing 3, including Natumi's mother, and wounding many others. Natumi was spared, stuffed into a Chicken House, but fortunately word got out, and a neighbouring European farmer rescued her and alerted us in Nairobi.

Natumi's Story

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Current Age

25 years old



Rescued date

2 April 1999

Rescue Location

Laikipia, Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Date of Birth (approximate)

1 February 1999

Reason Orphaned

Problem animal control

Age at Rescue

1 month old (approx)

Current Location

Living Wild

Natumi's featured photos

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Personalised adoption certificate.

Monthly email update on your orphan and the project.

Monthly watercolour by Angela Sheldrick.

Access to special content; latest Keepers' Diaries, videos and photos

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Latest updates featuring Natumi

The return of Burra

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Recent sightings of Emily's group

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Natumi returns and the return of other Orphans in need of Help

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Natumi's latest photos

A wild boy who came with Natumi's group

Natumi's group comes to greet the youngsters

Natumi's group drinking water at the stockade


Emily & Natumi


Natumi splashing in the water

Natumi and Emily's groups together