NADUNGU
Name meaning: ‘A cross-savannah Migrant’. (For a female – not to be confused with the same name in masculine form for ID #14 – Lodungu) in Maa

  • Sex: Female
  • Date of Birth: 10/6/09
  • Translocated from: Nakuru National Park
  • Date of arrival at Sera: 21/5/15

 

One of the more suspicious rhinos, Nadungu is very cautious. She listens a lot and is aware of any unexpected sound or smell. However, when she feels that something is amiss, rather than immediately run away as some of the other rhinos will, she will cautiously approach to try and work out what it was she heard. As soon as she realises that the thing she heard or smelt isn’t another rhino, an elephant or some other animal but is a person then she will run off in the opposite direction and she won’t stop until she’s far away.

She’s often seen in the company of Nariku Sera (ID #1) even spending days on end together. She can also be seen with Napanu (ID #16) and Lodungu (ID #14).

Image & profile by Stuart Butler, journalist & photographer.