Plains Zebra Lerangwa

Lerangwa's Story

In February 2019, a herd of zebras passed by a Maasai village in the West Kilimanjaro Wildlife Corridor. This didn’t remain undetected by the village dogs, so they went out to attack – the herd fled, but a tiny newborn male zebra could not keep up the chase, and was hunted down by the pack of dogs.

Fortunately the Maasai herders saw the incident, instantly chased the dogs away and rescued the foal. Although the foal was not seriously injured, it was in shock and staggering. Attempts to reunite little Lerangwa with his mother were unsuccessful, as the foal couldn’t follow the herd that ran the moment humans came into sight. KiliCREW was called for help and Lerangwa was translocated to the Center.

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