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Friday, October 9, 2015

Kiko

On September 19, 2015 a baby giraffe was rescued in Kenya, Africa by the Meru Mobile Veterinary Unit. This baby giraffe is now part of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT). Once he joined he had to be named, later the team decided on the name Kiko.

Two days after Kiko's rescue he was sent to the Nairobi National Park. Kiko's keeper stayed with him and has been feeding him milk. Since it is very hard to feed Kiko they are soon going to be feeding him off a special mobile feeding ladder.

It is very hard for young giraffes to protect themselves from predators. All giraffes across Africa have been severely affected by illegal hunting. Humans have been competing with giraffes for land and resources, and because of this their has been a 30 precent decrease in the past decade for the giraffe population.

The DSWT team still don't understand why Kiko was roaming around by himself. The rescuers believe that humans caused the fate of his mother.

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