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.
21 years old
2 April 1999
Laikipia, Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Date of Birth (approximate)
1 February 1999
Problem animal control
Age at Rescue
1 month old (approx)
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Natumi's group drinking water at the stockade
Natumi's group comes to greet the youngsters
A wild boy who came with Natumi's group
Natumi splashing in the water
Emily & Natumi
Natumi and Emily's groups together