BATUK rebuild cages at the Mount Kenya Animal Orphanage

BATUK at the Mount Kenya Animal Orphanage
Signals troop helping rebuild pens at the Mt. Kenya Animal Orphanage. Photo: Twitter/BATUKOfficial

During the last week, the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) Signals troop have been busy lending a helping hand at the Mount Kenya Animal Orphanage.

The troops helped rebuild three pens, including one for an orphaned Mongoose.

Founded in 2004, the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy and Animal Orphanage is a non-profit trust and aims to prevent extinction by breeding rare and endangered species for rehabilitation to their ancestral wilderness homes.

BATUK at the Mount Kenya Animal Orphanage
BATUK rebuilding pens at the Mt. Kenya Animal Orphanage. Photo: Twitter/BATUKOfficial

The Animal Orphanage at the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy is a unique facility giving orphaned, injured, neglected, abused or frightened wild animals a second chance. The orphanage provides shelter and professional care with the goal to release these creatures back into the wild where they belong.

It is also one of the few places in the world to have successfully bred the rare mountain bongo.

Its success is such that there are now plans to release some of the captivate-bred antelope into the Mt Kenya forests to bolster the current population of around 70.

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