Visit to Nairobi animal orphanage

Today I visited the Nairobi National Park, one of the only major game reserves in the world located close to a major capital city. One of the attractions of the park is an animal orphanage which provides a home to exotic animals found orphaned in the wild. The park is a great opportunity for local people to view Kenyan wildlife without getting away from the city, and is attractive to those people who may not be able to afford the expense of a safari.

The orphanage is home to a wide variety of animals, such as cheetah, leopard, giraffe, hyena and a number of species of primates and birds. We had the opportunity to view and get close to two baby cheetahs (4m old), a baby giraffe (3m old), and a baby baboon (3m old). So cool to hold these little animals! Check out selected photos below and the full album on facebook.

 

 

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