On the 10th of November 2020, a Maasai herder was walking outside his village (within the Enduimet WMA area) and noticed a pack of domestic dogs chasing and attacking a very young zebra foal. By the time he got to the foal, it had collapsed. He was kind enough to rescue the baby zebra and take it to the headquarters of the Enduimet Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Since the WMA does not have any holding pens for animals, they requested to bring the foal to our facilities at Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W.

When the foal arrived, it transpired that he was a little stallion, only about 3 weeks old (maximum, as just cutting its teeth), that he was badly injured and barely able to walk. He showed severe swellings and injuries to the cervical spine and surrounding tissue. Very unstable on his feet, not able to keep his balance and wanting to walk in circles which is a sure sign of a neurological issue – all reasons to accommodate him in the ICU. Suzi, our very experienced and caring sheep, acting as a companion animal, was assigned to Engerai.

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