Nairobi Animal Orphanage Kenya
Nairobi Animal Orphanage Kenya– “Refuge for the Wild” The Nairobi Animal Orphanage is located in the Nairobi National Park. It serves treatments and rehabilitation center for wild animals. The Orphanage hosts lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, serval cats, rare Sokoke cats, warthogs, leopards, various monkeys, baboons, and buffalo. Various birds can also be viewed including parrots, guinea fowls, crowned cranes, and ostriches. Established in 1964, the orphanage is the oldest of its kind in Kenya and serves as an educational and training facility where more than 20 different animals and bird species are rehabilitated, treated after being abandoned or injured in the wild.
Animals that are being rehabilitated
Nairobi animal orphanage helps herbivores such as monkey, baboon, buffalo, warthog, as well as a carnivore, such as Lion, Cheetah, rare Sokoke cat, jackal, serval, hyena, etc. Ostrich, parrot, Guinea fowl, and crested crane are some of the bird species that are commonly rescued as they are usually in farms and communities. All animals receive a medical examination, necessary treatment before being placed in feeding and rehabilitation programs based on the cause of their state of the orphanage. The Nairobi Animal Orphanage is both a conservation facility for animals in need and an educational resource for the public—mainly school children who wouldn’t otherwise have an opportunity to see these animals in the wild.
How to get to the Nairobi animal orphanage
Roads: Only about 7km from the city center, the animal orphanage is easily accessible on tarmac roads, off Langa’ta Road, Kenya Wildlife Service head office.
Where to stay while visiting Nairobi animal orphanage
Nairobi tented camp is the only accommodation is located inside the national park and travelers can also stay at the main capital Nairobi and make day trips to the national park and there are several lodging options in Nairobi and our pick is the Nairobi Serena hotel.
When to visit Nairobi animal orphanage
Visiting Nairobi animal orphanage is a year-round tourist destination however the climatic conditions in Nairobi are as follows January to March is hot and dry, April to June is hot and wet, and July to October is very warm and wet.
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