Search By Keyword:

Print this Page - Sheldrick Wildlife TrustThe Orphan / Keyword you have Selected to view is DUPOTTO
(Print this Page)

 
Total Daily Entries found: 257
Entries below from Page #2 of 52 : From  6 - 10 
(To search the Summary for an overview of the nursery orphans from each month click here)
 

Date

Entry

9/12/2017 

Nasalot and her two new found friends Bongo and Teleki were at the stockade compound early in the morning. The three joined the juniors for lucerne soon after they were let out. Boromoko pushed Dupotto when she tried to get some lucerne that he had his eye on. Dupotto wasn't happy about it, but since there was nothing she could do, she accepted it and moved on. Olsekki and Oltaiyoni led their friends to drink some water when they were through with the lucerne and then they headed to Kone area where they settled to browse.

At mud bath time, the sun was really hot and instead of Kamok going into the water to wallow, she opted to relax under a tree as Enkikwe and Olsekki kept themselves busy under a different tree whilst engaged in a pushing game. Shukuru, Naseku, Sokotei, Siangiki, Lemoyian, Boromoko, Wanjala and Sirimon loved wallowing in the cool water and after headed for soil dusting. Garzi played with Kithaka as Olsekki tackled Boromoko before returning back to the browsing field. The orphans settled to browse on the western side of Ithumba Hill and after they browsed calmly for the rest of the day.
 

Boromoko pushing Dupotto


Olsekki and Oltaiyoni drinking water


Kamok relaxing under her tree


Orphans going to soil dust

9/8/2017 

Tusuja was the first one to leave the stockade followed by Roi today. Kamok and Shukuru had branches in their mouths as they headed out. Dupotto met with Ex Orphan bull Rapsu outside the stockade and exchanged morning greetings before heading to join Kibo to feed on lucerne. Olare and Mutara’s groups in the company of Madiba, Rapsu, Kilaguni and Chaimu attended the morning lucerne feeding as well. On the way to the browsing field, Enkikwe and Olsekki briefly engaged one another in a morning strength testing exercise as Boromoko played with Sokotei. Orwa, Bomani and Vuria joined the juniors to browse while Vuria and Barsilinga held a pushing contest that went for quite some time before Barsilinga bowed out. At mud bath time the orphans were joined by only fifteen wild bulls and when they were done, Laragai led the way back to the browsing field. The orphans had a quiet afternoon until the evening when Olsekki and Enkikwe wound up the day's activities by engaging in a pushing game that lasted for a short time.  

Dupotto eating with Kibo


Enkikwe playing with Olsekki


Garzi playing with Vuria


Orwa, Vuria and Bomani in the stockade compound

9/4/2017 

The orphans were joined by the senior Ex Orphans soon after leaving the stockade. The herd shared the lucerne briefly before Shukuru took her group to the browsing field. Garzi started his day’s activities by rolling on the ground while Sirimon tried to settle scores with Tusuja in a light strength testing exercise. Enkikwe rode on Olsekki as Ukame took a break from browsing to soil dust. The orphans were very active this morning!

Eighteen wild bulls attended mud bath as the orphans had a spectacular wallowing session. Afterwards the orphans headed to the Kanziku area where they settled to browse. Garzi, Barsilinga, Siangiki, Oltaiyoni and Dupotto spent some time in a soil dusting exercise. In the evening, Ukame tried to share food with Tusuja but he threatened Ukame by pointing his trunk at her which told her not to approach! Ukame listened and left before Tusuja decided to push her.
 

Garzi playing on the ground


Enkikwe climbing on Olsekki


Karisa in the bush


Barsilinga soil dusting

8/28/2017 

A wild mum and her two calves in the company of Kenze arrived early in the morning before the orphans were let. The herd stood outside patiently waiting for the orphans to share their lucerne with them. Kenze stood close to the gate where he received greetings from the juniors. Kamok settled on a nearby rock for a scratching session while Shukuru decided to go for a drink of water.

Whilst browsing, Olsekki and Boromoko had a disagreement that ended in a pushing game. Shukuru, Ukame and Tusuja settled for a soil dusting exercise while Naseku settled to feed with Siangiki. At mud bath time, the temperature was moderate and only eight bulls showed up. The orphans drank some water soon after drinking milk then walked down to wallow which they really enjoyed today. Naseku, Galla and Ukame headed straight to dust themselves with red soil soon after having enough of the mud bath. In the afternoon Dupotto and her friend Kamok took a break from feeding to relax under a tree whereas Sirimon and Olsekki settled for a strength testing exercise that ended in a draw.
 

Orphans facing Kenze in the compound


Kamok having a good scratch


Ukame and Tusuja going to soil dust


Dupotto and Kamok relaxing

8/25/2017 

Six wild bulls were drinking water at the stockade water troughs when the orphans were let out early in the morning. As usual, they settled to eat their supplement lucerne. A while later, Galla had a disagreement with Karisa when Karisa tried to stretch his trunk to share the lucerne that Galla was feeding on. The disagreement ended in a fight where Galla pushed Karisa away. Dupotto settled to share her lucerne with Oltaiyoni as Chaimu, Kilaguni and Kasigau joined the juniors to feed on lucerne. When the orphans were through, Laragai led the way to the water trough where the orphans armed themselves with enough water that would take them through the entire morning.

Boromoko engaged Tusuja in a pushing game, a game that ended soon when Boromoko attempted to ride on Tusuja. The orphans concentrated on browsing up to eleven o'clock in the morning when Tusuja led the first group to mud bath. Twenty six wild bulls attended the mud bath and only showed up when the orphans were winding up the mud bath activities. Kamok relaxed under the nearby tree before following her friends. Galla spent some time in a soil dusting exercise while Boromoko engaged Lemoyian in a pushing game that ended in a draw. In the evening, the orphans passed by the mud bath again before returning back to the stockades for the evening.
 

Galla chasing Karisa


Chaimu in the compound


Karisa leading the way


Kamok relaxing


Boromoko playing with Lemoyian

 

 

 

Page Navigation:      | Previous Page |      | Next Page |    

Search By Keyword:

View Keeper's Diary By Month
 


The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust   P.O. Box 15555 Nairobi Kenya

Copyright © 1999-2017, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. All Rights Reserved. | Privacy Policy