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Kenya Methodist University adopts a cheetah
Date Published: 25 Jan, 2011
Kenya Methodist University (KEMU) became the first institution of higher learning to contribute towards the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Animal Adoption Programme. The university adopted Baby KEMU, a one-and-a half year old cheetah cub at the Nairobi Animal Orphanage.Baby KEMU, is one of three cubs brought to the Animal Orphanage in 2009 from Tsavo East National Park while only a few weeks old after the death of their mother. Later that same year, double World and Olympic Champion, Usain Bolt adopted its brother cub, Lightening Bolt.In line with their mission of “contributing to the transformation of the society and selfless service to the community”, the university also planted 2000 tree seedlings at the Nairobi National Park under the Nairobi Greenline initiative.Speaking at the event, KEMU’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Alfred Mutema, recognized the importance of taking care of orphaned animals and expressed their commitment towards environmental conservation.
The KWS Animal Adoption Programme was developed to enable the Nairobi Animal Orphanage raise adequate funds to be used to provide medical, emotional and psychological care to animals in distress as well as providing humanity the opportunity to take part in owning and caring for wildlife.