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CCP Academy Students Visits Nairobi Animal Orphanage and Mamba Village
On September 8th, 54 students (grades four and five) from CCP Academy had an exciting academic trip to the Nairobi Animal Orphanage and the Mamba Village. Peter Kuloba a guide at the Animal Orphanage educated the students on the history and functions of the facility. Nairobi Animal Orphanage was established by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) in 1963 to rescue, raise and rehabilitate orphaned and aged animals. ‘It is home for the abandoned in the jungle’, said Peter. Before the establishment of this facility rangers would keep vulnerable wild animals in their own homes. The students saw at a close range animal species such as: Lions, stripped and sported hyenas, Laser Sport Monkeys, Warthogs, buffalos, African Wild Dogs, Africa Crown Cranes, Sokoke Cats, Baboons, a Nile crocodile, a leopard, a mongoose, and many more all with their rescue stories. In the afternoon the students visited Mamba Village in Nairobi’s Karen area where they learnt about Crocodiles. David, a guide at the Mamba Village facilitated the tour around Mamba Village and educated the students about Crocodiles. He said, a group of Crocodiles is referred to as a bask of Crocodiles, a female Crocodile is yellow in color and is called a cow; the male is black in color and is called a bull, and the baby is a hatchling. Crocodiles do not have a tongue but they have 46 teeth with which they bites and swallow at once. They lay eggs in the sad alongside water masses with an incubation period of 3 months. Later the students enjoyed fun activities such as bouncing castle, Merry go round, and boat riding at the Mamba Village grounds.
Getting into the bus.
Peter Kuloba, a KWS staff speaking to the students.
A Crocodile with it's mouth open at Mamba Village.
A Lion raised at the Animal Orphanage.
Seven months old calf(buffalo)rescued at the Nairobi National Park recently.
A student touching a young buffalo.
Boys enjoying on the bouncing castle.
Its boat riding time for the brave.
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