Earlier this month I visited @dswt in Nairobi- Kenya and ♥️ their mission and work- Last week I decided to foster Maisha for a year.
Maisha’s name means “life” in Swahili.
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Meet Maisha! Given how narrowly she survived the drought, the sight of her snacking on greens is simply miraculous.
Early last month, KWS rangers witnessed a devastating sight: An abandoned calf, about 10 months old, staggered to a water source and promptly collapsed upon having her fill. We rushed to the scene, and for 12 hours she lay comatose while we administered emergency care. Even once she stood up, Maisha was still perilously weak, unable to use her trunk to feed on greens and lacking even the strength to chew them.
Well, what different a few weeks can make! Maisha has drawn great strength from her best friend Emoli (a fellow drought victim who we rescued around the same time) and the rest of her DSWT family, and we’re happy to report that she’s now doing wonderfully and chomping on greens like a pro.
Maisha’s name means “life” in Swahili, and it feels like a most fitting name for this little miracle calf. To foster her, click the link in our bio or visit:
Photo © David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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