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Bushpig Tonic

Bushpig Tonic

Tonic was a little unlucky-lucky piglet! Tied up on the back of a bicycle on the way to the next market to be sold off as bushmeat, Tonic was saved just in the nick of time by a police officer. He confiscated her and that is how she came to live at Makoa Farm with…

Spotted Eagle Owl Kassandra

Spotted Eagle Owl Kassandra

In Tanzania, owls are believed to bring bad luck, even death, to those who see them. Therefore, it has always been tradition to kill any owl before it can bring harm to anyone. No surprise then that kids in West Kilimanjaro were throwing stones at Kassandra trying to kill her, when someone observed this and…

Pink-backed Pelican Mdomo

Pink-backed Pelican Mdomo

Together with the rest of his flock, little Mdomo was resting on a tree when a fisherman set upon cutting down that same tree, killing most of the birds. Mdomo was the only survivor and came away with only a badly broken wing. By the time he arrived at the KiliCREW, the bones in his…

Common Duiker Felix

Common Duiker Felix

Felix was found by a few school children as a baby in a hole . Luckily, these kids had just recently visited the Kilimanjaro Animal CREW and therefore knew exactly what had to be done: they lifted little Felix out of the hole and took him home to feed him with precious milk. As Felix…

Common Duiker Bambi

Common Duiker Bambi

Our cattle herder found Bambi in the pouring rain, lying beside her dead mother that had been caught and strangled to death in a wire snare. He quickly brought Bambi to safety, then returned to the site with a few helpers to remove the snares and the dead duiker mother – but, much to their…

Plains Zebra Engerai

Plains Zebra Engerai

On the 10th of November 2020, a Maasai man encountered a pack of feral dogs that chased a small zebra foal. Fortunately he was on a motorbike, so he very quickly jumped into action and drove the dogs away to rescue the foal. The foal, a little stallion, was in very bad stage and the…