Common Ostrich

His story

These three ostrich chicks were confiscated from poachers, who were using them for bush meat. After rescue, the rangers took them to Kilimanjaro Animal CREW where they spent their first critical days and weeks under a red warming light, to help them keep warm in the absence of the protecting plumage of their parents, and to recover from the stress. They soon picked up condition and strength and developed an insatiable appetite. After growing too big for their initial enclosure they where re-located into another facility.

Healthy and recovering



Reason for rehab:

Confiscated from poachers

Rescue date:

8th Nov 2020

Age at rescue:

2 months

Rescue location:

Loliondo, Serengeti

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