Life goes on…

» Posted on Jan 29, 2008 in Blog | 1 comment

Life goes on…

Another beautiful day here at Mount Kenya and another delightful surprise: Barely two weeks after the grand entrance of Bongo baby No. 50, here now is No. 51!! He was born to “Wasi-wasi” which, losely translated means crazy (as in nervous). That is indeed the reason why I don’t yet have a decent picture of the cute little baby antelope, I didn’t dare risk Wasi -wasi to disembowel me with her horns. Bongo, normally quite calm and shy can also be very dangerous. Wasi-wasi especially is quite capable to stand there like a tame animal one moment and attack the next if she were to perceive danger for her young. It is this quality that will ultimately insure their survival in the wild we hope.

In any case congratulations are due: Wasi-wasi presented us with a beautiful little male. Here’s your chance to name and adopt!! Just contact us.

Wasiwasi and newborn son

Meanwhile the new baby and mother have joined Hamsini and her mother in the suni sanctuary. We are sure the two little ones will become buddies for life, – a life that will eventually see them roaming free in the wilderness of Mount Kenya.

While there is still unrest in some pockets of the nation we are happy to report none of this is taking place anywhere near us. I have yet to meet a single Kenyan that is not horrified by past events. Everyone we know is united in the resolve that peace should prevail at any cost. Kenyans are concerned what the world must think of them. They want you to know that in the majority they are the most friendly, jolly and tolerant people you have met, not the rowdies engaged in senseless battles that do not have anyone’s support . A yearning for peace to return to this land is what is now uniting Kenyans from all over. There is much hope and confidence in the air. Watch this space for updates.

Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy