In the early morning hours of January 8, 2016, Maungu villagers found a six-week old zebra chasing traffic on Mombasa Road, as if it were its herd. They alerted Wildlife Works rangers, who collected the zebra and brought it to Wildlife Works Headquarters, where staff comforted her.
Rob Dodson, Wildlife Works Vice-President, African Field Operations, and Joseph Safari, Wildlife Works Ranger, transported the zebra to the Kenya Wildlife Service/David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Voi Stockades for orphaned animals.
The zebra was warmly greeted by the other curious stockade orphans, including an 18 month-old zebra, a young buffalo, and three elands.
After her initial anxiety from the morning commotion wore off, the zebra drank a full bottle of milk.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust keepers assessed the zebra to be in good health, having been alone probably less than 24 hours. Many thanks to the Sheldrick team for raising this foal and releasing it back into the wild. Despite its precarious start in life, we wish the zebra a healthy future.
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Over a 15 year history Wildlife Works established a successful model that uses the emerging marketplace for REDD+ Carbon Offsets to protect threatened forests, wildlife, and communities.
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