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Daisy is dead

December 28, 2005

Unfortunately our hand-reared oryx, Daisy, was killed last night by lions. Daisy was with her calf that is about six months old at the time of the incident and luckily the lions did not manage to kill the calf.

At the moment Daisy's calf is outside our offices grazing happily away. He is certainly big enough to look after himself and we believe that he will be fine.

Although this is very sad for all of us here on Lewa that Daisy is gone, we still have to consider Daisy's story a successful one; she lived a fairly long life in total freedom and she managed to reproduce.

We will keep you posted on the future of Daisy's calf.