We named this tiny 3 day old female orphan “Nashukuru”, which, in Swahili, means “I am grateful”. Indeed this baby deserves to be grateful to have been spared by a simple but brave herdsman who protected her from the henchmen who were bent on slaughtering and consuming her as bushmeat once she had been extracted from a manhole on the Mzima – Mombasa Pipeline into which she had inadvertently fallen.
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11 years old
18 September 2009
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo West National Park
Date of Birth (approximate)
1 September 2009
Man-made cause for separation
Age at Rescue
2 weeks old (approx)
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Shukuru with Bondeni and Esoit
Shukuru resting on Roho and Naleku nearby
Shukuru out in the Park, dusting hersel
Shukuru enjoying her dust bath
Shukuru browsing with the Nursery babies
Shukuru browsing with Roho and the herd
Shukuru in the mud bath
Shukuru and Naboishu browsing together