As the dry season of 2021 reached its peak, we were called to rescue orphans on a near-daily basis. Oftentimes, these babies were simply found on their own, withering away without love, milk, and protection. Such was the case with Oldepe, who we rescued from the swamps of Amboseli National Park on 10th November.
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3 years old
10 November 2021
Amboseli Ecosystem, Amboseli National Park
Date of Birth (approximate)
15 January 2019
Age at Rescue
2 years old (approx)
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Esoit, Roho, Suguroi and Oldepe
Oldepe and Taabu in the Park
Oldepe and Kamili out browsing
Kinyei and Oldepe in the forest
Oldepe heading down for his milk
Oldepe and Neshashi behind
Oldepe, Choka, and Mukutan walking in the forest
Taabu and Oldepe in the forest