NyalouAnimal Stories

Nyalou gets his mobility back

Nyalou joined the DAKTARI Family in 2016 as an orphan, he had been left alone by his mom for two days in the bush. He was in desperate need for help and without any hesitation, Michele cared for him and bottle-fed him. With a lot of patience, dedication and love, Nyalou got healthy and strong. He was eventually released on the reserve where he now roams wild and free. All our volunteers and visitors get the chance to see this magnificent animal up close. He makes DAKTARI very special.

A few weeks ago we discovered that our beloved Nyalou was limping and we took a closer look at what may be the problem, and we discovered that his front leg was swollen, making it difficult for him to walk freely around the farm.

We acted quickly as he needed medical attention and reached out to potential donors to contribute towards his medical treatment. The campaign was a success. In three days we raised enough for Dr  Rogers from Provet in Hoedspruit to come and treat him. Dr Rogers found that a thorn got in between his hooves, probably a sickle bush thorn.

The doctor arrived in the afternoon and darted him. Once Nyalou was asleep, the vet treated the wound and gave him various medicines to help combat the infection and in addition gave him flea treatment. Nyalou is doing fine and has been seen walking around the farm, seemingly pain free.