Nairobi animal orphanage

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An enclosure in Nairobi national park that shelters a number of orphaned, abandoned or wounded animals.

Most of them are from other national park's and reserves in Kenya, spending their time here under professional care — until when they are fit enough to be released back into the

As an added bonus, there is an adopt an animal program that allows visitors to sponsor and give an animal your last name.

What to do there?Spend some time with the animals, adopt an animal, learn about their backgrounds etc.

Animals to see include lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, serval cats, very rare Sokoke cats, warthogs, leopards, various monkeys, baboons and buffalo.

Best time to visitAny time of the year

Location of Nairobi animal orphanageThe animal orphanage sits in the urban forests of Nairobi national park's northwestern end.

Within walking distance are the Nairobi safari walk, the Ranger's restaurant and the park's main gate.

How to get thereBy vehicle, walking or cycling — from most parts in Nairobi city.

Less than half an hour's drive from here is Jomo Kenyatta International airport as well as a regional train station.

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