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Kenya Wildlife Service rescue infant zebra suckling mother’s carcass

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has announced an incident where an infant grevy’s zebra foal was rescued in Lengardae, Samburu County.

The rescue on Monday was carried out by KWS Northern Kenya Mobile Vet Unit.

“The heart-warming rescue took place as the orphaned foal was discovered desperately suckling on its mother’s carcass. The mother had tragically succumbed to postpartum complications,” they said.

The authority said the dedicated team acted swiftly to secure the vulnerable foal.

They further said it was taken to Reteti Animal Rescue Centre.

“This successful rescue not only saved the foal but also emphasized the significance of wildlife conservation and protection ensuring a legacy of thriving biodiversity for generations to come,” KWS said.

This comes after the marking of the special day for the Loisaba Conservancy on January 16, as KWS launched the translocation of 21 black rhinos in the area.

Translocation is the human-assisted movement of animals from one area to another.

It involves the capture, handling and transport of the animals and their release and acclimatisation to the new site.

Three of the rhinos darted early in the morning to prepare for the journey from Nairobi National Park.

One of the animals, however, fell into a river inside the park which took the effort of more than five KWS vets to pull it out.

The exercise, which targets to conserve and manage wildlife in the country was presided over by Tourism and Wildlife CS Alfred Mutua.

 

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