Kitui is a baby black rhino who sleeps under his blanket every single night. He’s being looked after at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya. Kitui’s mother was blind, so she was unable to care for her babies in their natural habitat and the organization stepped in to make sure Kitui grows enough to look after himself and be released back into the wild, where he belongs.
In the mid-time, Kitui’s life is actually not too shabby. He spends his baby rhino days playing and chilling by the space and puddles of the LWC facilities and by the end of the day, he goes back to his little block of hay, where he has a little blanket he loves to cuddle under. This sight alone is already too cute, but when we add to it the fact the Kitui only pops out of his nap when his caretakers come by to feed him from a bottle, the adorableness is blown out of proportion!
Lewa's orphaned baby black rhinos Nicky, Hope, Kilifi and Kitui earlier this year with their keepers as photographed by…
Hi everyone! NatGeo's YourShot featured one of my stories today about a Lewa ranger and our new orphaned baby rhino Kitui. Leruati Morijo is employed as a ranger on Lewa Wildlife Conservancy at the foot of Mount Kenya. He works on a remote outpost where he must often spend weeks at a time without seeing his family. He understands that just because we have the power to destroy other living things, does not give us the right. He recognizes the sentience of non-human beings, and protects those who do not have a voice. If there is any hope left for wildlife on Earth, it is because of people like him. You can see the feature on the NatGeo website here: http://m.yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/photos/7002739/ Thanks guys! ☺️ @natgeoyourshot @natgeowild.hd @natgeo @natgeotravel @natgeocreative #natgeo #nationalgeographic #lewa #kenya #africa #rhino #baby #babyrhino #blackrhino #rhinobaby #love #beauty #conservation #wildlife
Watch the video below:
Repost from @martinbuzora Kitui's evening snack after a day spent roaming Lewa with his keepers and taking delightful mud baths! Please note his blanket; he sleeps with it every night. This little video has gotten so much love around the world in the past couple of days, we just had to share it here as well! Note: Kitui's little pen is right next to his keepers' room, and they check on him throughout the night. @instagram #rhinos #nature #wild #wildlife #beautiful #cute #love #animals #Lewa #lewawildlifeconservancy #WhyIlovekenya #Kenya #Africa
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