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An official update on the hirola sanctuary from Juliet King of NRT

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Ishaqbini hirola sanctuary progress - August 2012-1.pdf

 

Here is an official update from Juliet King, Research & Monitoring Coordinator for Northern Rangelands Trust.

 

Ian Craig had an unfortunate, scary accident just prior to the hirola capture (as you will read), but he is recovering well.

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Brilliant story. It's fascinating, really well written and has a very happy outcome. Who needs Ian Craig? (I mean that in the nicest way.)

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Brilliant story. It's fascinating, really well written and has a very happy outcome. Who needs Ian Craig? (I mean that in the nicest way.)

 

Many of us need Ian!! Just sayin' :P

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Hope Ian has recovered well. Any updates on his health and any hirola babies post-capture?

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Hope Ian has recovered well. Any updates on his health and any hirola babies post-capture?

Ian is fine. Recovering well.

 

The hirolas are all doing well, though they are losing condition because of the drought (not unusual). There is water in the sanctuary, but the food quality is going down now deep in the dry season. They are expecting above-average rainfall this upcoming rainy season. Fingers crossed.

 

I don't think they have dropped any calves yet.

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All good, in that case. Please do keep us posted. Thanks.

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The word from Ishaqbini is --- 7 newborn hirola calves in the last 3 days!

 

This brings the population to 62 animals in the sanctuary (a 29% increase in 15 months).

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Fantastic news!

 

The regret for not having been able to go to Ishaqbini in September just grows and grows....

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