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Nursery Unit  September  2017  Pare, Malkia and Godoma then joined her and they all had a fantastic time trumpeting and rolling around the in bushes. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  Esampu was lucky that Godoma was busy wallowing at the other end of the mud bath and didn’t see what she was up to so she avoided discipline for her naughty behaviour. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  Malkia was the first one to meet Pili when he went out into the forest in the morning. Mbegu, Godoma, Ndotto, Esampu and Tagwa soon joined them and the little baby was quickly surrounded by elephants all wanting to comfort him. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  Pare, Lasayen and Rapa then engaged one another in a lengthy wrestling game whilst Godoma, Esampu, Sana Sana and Ndotto were having a lot of fun rolling in the long grass and sliding on each other. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  He wouldn’t listen to his keepers commands and then started trying to kick the smallest elephants! That was when Mbegu, Godoma, Ndotto and Esampu intervened and charged him, trumpeting all the while. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  Maisha was surrounded by Sana Sana, Tagwa, Maramoja and Godoma and these four girls all shared time with Maisha throughout the day. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  It was only Godoma and Kuishi who settled to eat the lucerne pellets but later they joined the rest of the babies in the mud pool as well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  Happy boys like Murit and Luggard were seen pushing each other as they welcomed the new day. Caring girls like lovely Godoma, Mbegu, Malkia, Tamiyoi and Tagwa went straight to the young babies to make sure they had a good night and were happy. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  With all the bush-bashing and trumpeting from the elephants, Solio decided to exit the area at a run with Mbegu, Godoma, Kauro, Maramoja and Rapa following her until she disappeared deep into the forest. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  Older orphans like Kauro, Ndotto, Lasayen, Mbegu, Maramoja, Pare, Godoma and Rapa were seen actively running around in the bushes charging and trumpeting, which in turn attracted the attention of the entire herd. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  When the orphans came out of their pens this morning, the big girls like Mbegu, Godoma, Maramoja, Sana Sana and Tagwa were checking on and greeting the young ones like Sattao, Musiara and Mactau, while big boys Pare, Lasayen, Rapa and Ndotto welcoming each other and the new morning with some wrestling games. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  Their bumping, sliding and trumpeting in happiness drew the older orphans to the side lines to watch them, as Mbegu, Godoma and Maramoja drove away the likes of Rapa, Ngilai, Pare, Lasayen and Ndotto so they did not interrupt or climb on the young ones. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  Little Musiara, Sattao and Maktao were chasing after the warthogs babies that had accompanied their mothers to eat lucerne pellets. These three little boys kept themselves busy chasing the young warthogs around the mud wallow and taking sharp turns, but at one point Musiara miscalculated his turn and fell over! He fell over and yelled which brought Godoma, Kuishi, Tamiyoi and Malima running over kicking up a cloud of dust as they found the warthogs close to where Musiara had just fallen over. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  They came to an abrupt halt where the orphans and keepers were as they backed away from the charging buffalos. The sudden commotion saw all the orphans try to stand as close to the keepers as they could and no one wanted to be at the front! Even the bigger ones like Kauro, Ndotto, Lasayen, Rapa, Maramoja, Godoma and Mbegu were all trying to stand close together and close to the keepers. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  Godoma, Mbegu, Pare, Malkia, Mteto, Maktao and Mundusi were all ready to stampede past the keepers and go to find their bottles. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  The orphans got very excited and Godoma, Tamiyoi, Esampu, Mbegu, Ambo and Malkia charged around and trumpeted, stamping their feet in an effort to scare the buffalos away. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  Esampu, Ndotto and Godoma responded to her call for reinforcement and came charging out of the bushes from different directions. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  It is habit among the orphans that when one starts something, others will sometimes follow and after watching their game for awhile, Murit invited Godoma to a pushing game. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  Godoma, the mini matriarch of the Nursery family and leader of the younger group, fully understands her role and always comes to the other babies when she is needed. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  When they spotted the keepers and the orphans they all looked up and stood watching them. They slowly started walking towards the keepers and the orphans and one female buffalo even tried to chase the keepers, but the big orphans like Mbegu, Maramoja, Kauro, Godoma and Lasayen, Ndotto, Pare and Rapa marched towards her with their ears spread and trumpeting. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  However, Kiko wasn’t scared by her threats and continued so Sana Sana alerted the other orphans by trumpeting loudly. Godoma, Esampu, Malkia and Mbegu came running from different directions and when Kiko saw them coming he tried to scare them away but they had made up their minds to protect the little ones from Kiko’s games. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  She knocked them to the ground, threw them up and down and then did head stands on them. Godoma has gotten into the habit of kicking her peers with her hind legs but today she was punished for it by Murit who chased her and poked her with his tusks when he had enough. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  This has given Tagwa, Malkia, and sometimes Esampu, opportunity to pamper the babies and be there for them when needed. Godoma also spends time with the babies but if all is ok she just watches the other girls from a distance. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  Instead of running up and down in a frenzy he walked back to his stockade and went back to sleep.  
 
The new orphan, Maktao, is doing well but he doesn’t go out into the forest until after the 11am public visiting hour because behaves very strangely when he is around mud or stagnant water and drops down to his knees and starts to eat it! For the few hours he was with the others today, Godoma stayed by his side taking care of him. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  July  2017  When the warthogs are chased away they run in all directions, even into the crowds of people. Today, Esampu, Godoma and Jotto were the “warthog guards” of the mud bath. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  Kuishi shouted and Godoma ran over to help and got into the mud bath to help lift her up. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  He then made his way out to the bush after the elephants and keepers. His high speed entrance at first scared the elephants, which was probably Kiko’s intention, but then Mbegu, Maramoja, Kauro, Rapa, Ndotto, Pare, Godoma, Lasayen and Sana Sana turned and started trumpeting and stamping their feet to scare him. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  Godoma consistently shows a strong maternal nature these days especially with the younger baby elephants, and as a result is very well behaved during the public visiting time as she likes to watch the goings on. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  It’s quite funny to watch Tagwa who has learnt that all the other girls like Esampu, Godoma, Malkia, Malima and Sana Sana like to argue over who will mother and babysit Musiara, leaving her to dote on little Sattao. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  The keepers ran over to help her as Godoma charged over to discipline Jotto. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  Today the young girls, Godoma, Malkia, Tagwa and Esampu, were fighting over who should get to baby sit Musiara. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  This annoyed Godoma and she came over to drive Kuishi away from the scene before going back to console Tamiyoi. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  ing, we watched as both Tagwa and Maramoja, who had previously shown less interest in taking care of the young babies unlike Godoma, Mbegu, Esampu, Kuishi, Tamiyoi and Malima, very much attach themselves to the little ones. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  The orphans were very happy out in the forest this morning and were running around in excitement. Esampu led Malkia, Godoma, Sana Sana, Tagwa and Malima all around, but their happy time came to an end when the milk arrived. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  She knew he was coming to drink as they usually do after having finished their milk, and it took Godoma’s intervention to assist Jotto in accessing the water. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  This reception was different from the rest of the orphan family however, and Godoma and Malkia led the welcoming committee to his stockade in the morning. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  Their shouting drew the attention of caring and protective girls Godoma and Mbegu who ran after them to make sure they were okay. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  It was funny to watch tiny little Musiara down his milk bottle and rush to try and get in the mud too. The keepers tried to prevent him from going in as they thought he would get trampled and shoved around by the other older and bigger orphans, but the little boy forced his way in and he happily enjoyed and rolled around in the mud, watched over by caring and protective Godoma(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  When the first group were back in the forest after their milk and mud bath, Ngilai, Tagwa, Mteto, and Godoma busied themselves chasing after warthogs who were hanging around next to them and the keepers. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  It is nice but also funny to watch the young females like Godoma, Malkia, Esampu, Sana Sana and tiny Tamiyoi all struggling to baby sit the little ones. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  He initiated a pushing game with Murit and had lots of fun. All of a sudden one of the babies started yelling and Mbegu, Godoma, Tamiyoi and Jotto ran over to see what the matter with him was. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  Tagwa and Ambo were enjoying a pushing game whilst Esampu and Godoma were engaged in a game of ‘chase’. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  She eventually left in her own time, back to the rest of the herd.  
 
Ndiwa is very fond of the milk formula but she has not quite got the right timing of the feeding hour and is often too early! She decided that the keepers were late in letting her go to the mud bath and went down to join Godoma’s group before it was her time. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  April  2017  Maramoja, Wanjala, Godoma, Ukame, Karisa, Kelelari, Rapa, Ndotto, Galla, Lasayen, Sana Sana, Ngilai and Ndiwa were all walking out and as the young baboons bounced around on their mothers back and they all chatted loudly, Maramoja, Galla, Wanjala an Karisa marched after them with their ears erect and trumpeting as they stamped around, a show of strength to see the baboons away. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  Murit really engaged Godoma and Ngilai in a game but Ngilai did not stay there for long as he was quite intimidated by the size of Murit’s tusks! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  But today the ones that love the babies the most like Mbegu, Godoma, Malkia, Tamiyoi, Esampu and Malima waited around in the stockades, trying to buy time and wait for the babies to come out as well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  Godoma, Esampu, Sana Sana, Kuishi and Ngilai kept themselves far away from the mud pool once they saw the keepers passing out shovels, which they use in order to assist with the mud bathing activity. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  Soon after the orphans had settled to browse in the forest this morning, we watched on as Godoma, Malkia, Esampu, Malima and Tamiyoi frightened the entire orphan herd by running out of the bushes, trumpeting as they went, and running towards where the baby group was relaxing. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  During the babies’ hourly visit from the older herd this morning, Mbegu handed over the main responsibility to Godoma and Malkia who enjoyed plenty of time looking after the young babies. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  They had two pieces of fresh meat in their mouths and because they were small they could run under the orphans’ feet! Mbegu, Godoma, Dupotto, Ndotto and Rapa went wild, charging, trumpeting and chasing them away. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  Normally the older ones visit the babies after public visiting and whilst some are not bothered by the younger ones at all, for others, like Esampu, Maramoja, Godoma, Malkia, Sana Sana, Malima and Mbegu, it is a precious moment and puts a big smile on their elephant faces. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  Ambo, Galla, Tamiyoi Rapa and Godoma led this movement of excitement as they ran around trumpeting and stamping their feet around in a joyous mood. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  Before 5pm when all the orphans return home, he was escorted back by Galla, Godoma, Tamiyoi and Mbegu. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  Soon after the visit a few orphans were walked back to the stockade to escort little Ndiwa out to the forest. Godoma, Malima, Jotto and Kuishi were at the front of the group sent to collect her out. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  Mbegu, Dupotto, Sana Sana, Malkia and Godoma were very interested in the new arrivals this morning and stretched their trunks to smell and interact with them. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  They all had a lot of fun together, only leaving when it was time for the 9am milk feed.  
 
After the public visit today, some of the elephants came to escort new arrival Mteto out to the forest – it was a very smooth transition as all of the orphans were so nice and welcoming to her, especially Godoma, Sana Sana, Tagwa and Mbegu. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  March  2017  Ngilai went running over to her and put his trunk on her back, ready to try and climb on her. Luckily however, Godoma was waiting for Enkesha nearby and she chased after Ngilai, sending him back in the direction he had come from. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  Soon after the orphans arrived in the forest, Maramoja, Godoma, Ukame, Sana Sana, Kusihi, Pare, Lasayen, Ndotto and Malkia were all busy scampering about, trumpeting and stamping their feet in excitement for the new day. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  We watched as Godoma took the smaller group into the bushes near the stockade whilst Mbegu and the older, big individuals held themselves next to the keepers. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  He clambered and slid on the sides of Godoma and Sana Sana who were busy enjoying a lengthy mud bath. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  Godoma heard the shouting and came back to investigate what was going on. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  When the little babies walked out into the bush this morning, they had the chance to join up with the older orphans for a little bit- they were happily greeted by Godoma, Tamiyoi, Mbegu and Malkia. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  Mbegu, Godoma, Malkia, Maramoja, Malima, Sana Sana, Tagwa and Esampu were seen milling around with Baringo and Bahati, touching and embracing them and trying to mother them as best they could. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  This reaction now saw Godoma confidently enter the mud hole and start spinning around, splashing mud everywhere and forcing the warthogs out of the mud pool. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  When she started yelling however, Mbegu, Godoma, Maramoja and Ukame came running and the two bully boys shied away. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  The big females Ukame, Mbegu, Maramoja with the young girls Godoma, Sana Sana, Tagwa, Malkia, Esampu, Kuishi, Malima and tiny Tamiyoi were all busy welcoming the three little babies Musiara, Chumvi and Enkesha with the bad trunk. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  Out the bush the new baby was warmly welcomed by the other orphans especially the females; matriarch Mbegu accompanied by Dupotto, Godoma, Maramoja, Sana Sana, Malkia, Esampu, Malima and Tagwa and even tiny Tamiyoi were all busy struggling with each other for the chance to get close to him and touch, smell and embrace him. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  Mbegu and Godoma with the younger members like Malkia, Malima, Tagwa and Esampu showed less interest in walking out of the stockades in a hurry and spent more time walking out and about the stockade area, feeding on some of Maxwell’s food that had spilled onto the other side of his gate, but it seemed their hidden mission was trying to wait for Enkesha and Musiara to escort them out to the forest! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  As the orphans were all dispersing after their 9am milk bottles Godoma, Malkia, Esampu, Tagwa, Kuishi, Ngilai, Murit and Sana Sana were walking away and encountered a troop of baboons that were busy jumping from one tree to another and picking up fruit from the ground as well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  They were immediately surrounded by Dupotto, Mbegu, Godoma, Malkia, Kuishi, Esampu, Malima and even little Tamiyoi. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  Luggard, Malima, Esampu and Godoma who love mud bathing were the first ones to get in and roll around. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  By then Malima was already wallowing in the pool like a hippo, fully immersing herself. Godoma was on the sidelines still weighing up what to do as well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  The whole operation took about 3 hours. 
 
With Malima's influence, Jotto, Tamiyoi,  (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  February  2017  Godoma seems to have been prepared and was waiting for her arrival. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  They were mostly all engaged with their friends in some kind of game. Godoma and Pare were enjoying a lovely pushing game which Pare was initially surprised about as Godoma is quite a tough girl who doesn’t play with just anyone. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  Godoma led her small group to the soil pile where Murit and Ngilai were the most playful ones. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Mbegu, Godoma and Malkia are showing a lot of interest n taking care of the little boy Musiara today. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  He stayed alert for some time before settling down later in the morning.  
 
Mbegu and Godoma were so excited this morning and this was when they met up with Musiara, the little orphan rescued from the Masai Mara earlier in the month. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  January  2017  Sana Sana forced her into the mud bath to play and she stayed there right until the end of visiting time. 
 
Malima, Godoma and Murit on the other hand had a wonderful time during the visit. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  January  2017  Still if Jotto is in trouble Mbegu will run to assist him. We are sure that when the time comes for Mbegu to graduate then Godoma will become the next leader of the herd; Mbegu sometimes likes to delegate some of her duties to her to help train her for this too. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Murit went on to try and help others who were still inside, but Godoma was more interested in playing with Murit than being let out. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  They were busy feeding on the leaves that had fallen to the ground there – Ambo, Jotto, Esampu, Ngilai and Godoma were all there but Ngilai and Esampu were shoving the others to try and get most of the leave for themselves. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Godoma responded immediately and started charging towards Malima to help, but just a wagging finger from the keepers pointed at Esampu saw her change her intension, and instead she just went to the water troughs to have a drink and Godoma just watched her from nearby to make sure she didn’t do anything else naughty. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  One of the impalas was unlucky however as it found itself trapped amongst the charging and stamping orphans. It had a moment of confusion within the group but we watched in amazement as it just jumped high clean over Ndotto’s back in a panic to reach the rest of its herd, an action that send Ndotto yell out in fright and the herd went running to the keepers for reassurance, only Mbegu, Dupotto, Godoma and Maramoja remained active as they charged about bush-bashing for several minutes before calm prevailed and they all went back to browsing peacefully and making their way further into the forest. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  He changed direction and tried to chase them out of the way but it didn’t really work as they were not that bothered by him! Godoma backed Murit up with her ears spread wide, and they managed to make their way through the baboons to run down trumpeting to their bottle feed. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  She was welcomed and embraced by the older females like Mbegu, Dupotto, Maramoja, Godoma and Ukame… but she still loves being close to the keepers as well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Godoma is now the oldest girl in the first group of young orphans. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  When Luggard, Malima, Tamiyoi, Ambo and Jotto arrived at the mud bath area, it was all they could do to finish their milk as fast as possible before going to suck up mud and spray it behind their ears to cool down. Luggard especially, who loves his mud baths, happily wallowed in the thick mud accompanied by Tamiyoi, Malima and Jotto, though their happy games took a turn when Esampu, Murit, Godoma and Ngilai arrived at the mud bath too. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  Godoma and Mbegu didn’t want to leave the mud bath at the end of their visit, even after being asked by the keepers to follow them and the others! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  After arriving into the forest this morning and after a little while, Godoma dodged the keepers and sneaked back to the stockades. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  Lately he has come to love mud bathing because of the prevalent hot weather, but he will always stand and wait on the edge of the mud pool until the rough ones within have left, before he gets in! Today he enjoyed the mud at length, and this was after Mbegu, Pare and Godoma had been having their fun and wrestling in the mud pool. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  Godoma is one orphan that doesn't like and is less tolerant of any noise during the public visiting time. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  Later sweet little Godoma joined them too and together with Mbegu the two submerged themselves in the mud from head to tail. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  The older girls were making sure all the babies were with them considering the presence of the lions but Godoma and Lasayen were playing their hide and seek game running up and down. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  Godoma kept interrupting them as she wanted to play with Ndotto too. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  Ngilai, Sana Sana then Godoma arrived in the rain while the other three were still causing problems. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  We think Mbegu is training Godoma on how to take care of the little ones. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  Playful ones like Ngilai, Ndotto, Rapa, Lasayen, Sana Sana, Tagwa, Malkia, Godoma, Mbegu and Pare were all busy rolling, bumping and sliding off one another as they piled up against each other in the wet earth, having lots of fun. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  ed out to the forest they happened to join the older herds of elephants and it was lovely to watch the new little baby lover Godoma trying to babysit the little ones, but with special attention to one of them in particular which she spent the most time snuggling and trying to play with by rolling on the ground and enticing her to play. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  ns were settling down out in the forest, it was lovely to witness little Murit scampering around in the bushes with Rapa and Godoma; funnily enough it was him that initiated a pushing game with Rapa! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  As the showers continued some of the orphans like Ngilai, Ndotto, Lasayen, Sana Sana, Tagwa,  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  The orphans settled down out in the forest this morning and playful Ngilai, Ndotto, Sana Sana, Lasayen, Murit and Godoma were all charging around and chasing after the warthog babies. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  Pare was in a very different mood today and out in the forest he pushed Godoma for no reason at all! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  There was trumpeting and rumbling everywhere and this made it hard for the keepers to calm them down. Maramoja, Godoma, Wanjala and Malkia had become separated from everyone and lost their way. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  He did not stay in for long but others like Godoma and Mbegu completely submerged themselves and had a great bath! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  It seems she has picked up some naughty habits from Esampu and today was acting just like her!  
 
After finishing her milk bottle little Godoma went straight up to the water trough that was beside where the visiting public were standing beside the rope cordon. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  October  2016  Little ones likes Jotto, Ambo and Esampu who can hardly soil dust themselves their trunks are still so small, were happily assisted by their keepers and they were very happy scampering and rolling in the loose soil as it was thrown on their little bodies in shovels, as they rolled against Mbegu, Godoma, Pare and Tagwa. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  rphans were busy browsing in the forest this early morning, it was lovely for us to see Luggard enjoying a pushing game with Godoma which really lasted about 20 minutes! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  public visiting hour, soon after the first group of orphans had finished their milk bottles, some of the orphans like Mbegu, Godoma, Pare and Malkia were busy enjoying a mud bath. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  Godoma loves mud baths almost as much as she hates coconut oiling, and she was first into the mud rolling around and running up and down splashing mud over the walls of the mud bath. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  ing, some were busy browsing and others like Kauro, Tusuja, Roi, Mbegu, Maramoja, Rapa, Naseku, Lasayen, Ndotto, Dupotto and Godoma were all rolling around in the wet soil and little mud baths following the shower of rain we had last night. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  Some like Pare, Tusuja, Galla, Godoma, Ambo and Mbegu decided to even go into the mud wallow first! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  During the public visit however, soon after finishing their milk those in the first session like Godoma, Rapa, Ambo and Esampu were busy enjoying the mud bath. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  Early this morning Ndotto, Lasayen, Ngilai, Murit, Godoma and Roi were all witnessed running around in the bushes happy enjoying the new day. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  Godoma, Oltaiyoni, Mbegu, Kamok, Ndotto and Roi were a part of this welcoming committee. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  Today Ambo was very hard on Godoma and Ngilai. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  Tagwa and Roi gave the warthog a hard time and drove her out of the group.  
 
Naseku and Godoma had sneaked out of the group and moved farther into the bushes. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  August  2016  Esampu is joining up with the little group consisting of Naseku, Roi and Godoma who make sure that nothing stands in their way when it is milk feeding time! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2016  Godoma and Lasayen were having a fun time playing together today. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2016  tting this excellent moisturizer for their skin applied! Some will keep dodging the keepers trying to skip the oil – Naseku, Godoma and Rapa are the most stubborn and unwilling participants! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2016  Dupotto, Godoma, Kamok and Tusuja decided to follow him out into the bushes and none looked like they were in a hurry to return home! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2016  o’clock bottle feed, Rapa was the last one to arrive and he was really annoyed to have been left behind by Lasayen, Ndotto, Godoma and Tagwa since he always likes to be the one to lead them down! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2016  Jotto, Murit, Ambo, Ngilai and Godoma were especially enjoying rolling in the dust and happy to be aided by the keepers. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2016  orphans settled out to browse in the forest, Naseku was walking a group of her own which consisted of Ndotto, Lasayen, Rapa, Godoma, Maramoja and Roi but unfortunately leaving out Mbegu and Oltaiyoni. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2016  Mbegu, Godoma and Dupotto love the mud and were the first to get in there rolling and twisting around, promoting the interest of Ngilai, Ndotto, Lasayen and Ambo to do the same. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2016  uring public visiting today after the first group of orphans had finished enjoying their milk bottles, Dupotto, Maramoja and Godoma rushed into the mud bath and enjoyed splashing around in the thick mud. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2016  As soon as the orphans had settled out in the field this morning, Roi, Godoma, Rapa and Naseku has a busy time charging around after some impalas who were also trying to browse in the area. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2016  Mbegu tried everything to convince him to follow her but he wanted to stay behind. Godoma had been watching all of this and she is another one that likes the attention from the keepers. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2016  There was one group of Roi, Tusuja, Godoma, Dupotto, Ngilai and Rapa, who were browsing together far away from the others on the plains. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2016  Rapa and Godoma were the most affected today – Godoma when she was just taking some branches away from Murit whilst he was eating some of them, and Rapa when he accidentally stepped on Ambo whilst moving backwards. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2016  Godoma, who really loves mud bathing, was the first in the mud splashing around and quickly followed by Lasayen, Ndotto and Rapa. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2016  Out in the bush in the early morning, Naseku, Roi, Dupotto and Godoma were scampering out and about in the bushes as they charged and ran around after some dik diks. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2016  When they got back to the forest however, Ndotto, Lasayen and Godoma had a busy time chasing and charging after young warthogs who were hanging out beside the keepers. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2016  Meanwhile it seems that the little girl Godoma is starting to dominate the younger boys such as Ndotto, Lasayen, Ngilai and Murit. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2016  A short while later the weather warmed up a bit and Godoma lead Sana Sana, Murit and Ngilai to a mud pool in the forest. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2016  Today however during public visiting, he confirmed that it was only a break in his behaviour and not a complete change! Godoma was playing a little game with Lasayen when Rapa came over and pushed Lasayen over. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2016  They did not bother the orphans and the orphans did not seem to mind them either.  
 
Lasayen and Godoma are two babies that cannot be left alone together for long. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  June  2016  The first encounter took place mid morning as the orphans were coming for the 11am milk bottle. Godoma was leading Murit, Sana Sana and Naseku when the group came across a large pride of lions lying on the rocks near the mudbath area, sunning themselves. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2016  This morning Ndotto was able to overpower Rapa and win their strength testing game and despite the keepers trying to keep the two apart Ndotto kept going after Rapa seemingly to try and get Rapa back for all the times he bullied Ndotto, Lasayen, Godoma, Naseku and Galla. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2016  The group charged at the lion bush bashing and trumpeting loudly and managed to get it to move away. They then ran to rejoin the rest of the orphan herd but it was a while before they settled down and for about 20 minutes they continued to trumpet and charge around to make sure that the big cat would stay away and thus keep the younger orphans, Murit, Ndotto, Lasayen, Godoma, Rapa, Sana Sana, Ngilai and Mbegu safe. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2016  Godoma and Ngilai enjoyed a strength testing game close to Lasayen during which Ngilai tried to climb on Godoma(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2016  As the first group of orphans, Ndotto, Lasayen, Murit and Godoma made their way to the public visiting hour they had to wade through the muddy area around the mudbath. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2016  Naseku is getting on really well with Godoma these days and we have seen her taking care of her throughout the day today. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2016  It was different today and she clearly enjoyed herself as the three played at length.  
 
Godoma still has no permanent friend and can be found in the company of anyone who is willing to protect her. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  April  2016  Everyone was busy – if they were not playing they were feeding on the greens laid out for them for the visiting time. Just as with human children, sometimes the orphans can feel that what others have is better than what they have themselves; and what looks good is what is on someone else’s plate! Ngilai went over and snatched some of the green that Godoma was feeding on, but Godoma did not want to give him any. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2016  This did not deter the orphans from enjoying their daily activities though and all were see happy and playful as they walked out to the bush in the morning. During public visiting we had heavy downpour again and the stream on the way to the milk feeding area was full to the brim, meaning little ones like Murit, Ngilai, Godoma and Lasayen took slow deliberate steps to cross through but the older ones crossed with ease. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2016  Godoma can be another little greedy and pushy girl but this morning she was doing something different. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2016  After they had all had their share of milk Godoma was standing about 10 meters away from Ndotto. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2016  At one point Ndotto, who is always a fan of climbing, tried to climb on his best friend Lasayen; playful Godoma and Ngilai ran after him though and pushed him off Lasayen who turned quickly and chased after his friend Ndotto to do the same to him. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2016  During public visiting today Godoma and Murit were having a fun day rolling in the mud pool – Godoma was playing around pulling Murit’s hind leg as he tried to walk out of the mud bath, prompting him to slide back into the mud and then have Godoma scratch herself against him! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2016  Mwashoti, Tusuja, Godoma, Mbegu ad Rapa all had fun time in the mud pool where little Godoma lay deep in the mud only showing off her tiny trunk as she playfully span around. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2016  Today as the first group of orphans were allowed to run down for their noon milk bottle, Lasayen, Ndotto, Godoma, Murit and Ngilai were in the lead. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2016  Naseku and Godoma were the first ones to arrive and seeing the warthogs in front of them they decided to take a different route. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2016  But some do and will respond accordingly as if they know the time of day as well. This morning around 8am someone was testing the radio and Simotua with his swollen leg led 5 of his friends to go for milk as if it was milk feeding time! He had misunderstood and he took off from the herd followed by greedy Roi of course, Dupotto, Ndotto, Godoma and Mwashoti. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2016  Mbegu’s work was to stretch and collect the high leaves to chew, and Ndotto would take them from her mouth. When Godoma tried to join them, Mbegu moved to a different tree. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2016  The older girls stayed with the babies until it was time for public visiting and the older ones moved away to go and take their milk in that feeding area.  
 
Murit is such a gentle and polite boy with such a nice character and sometimes the others will bully him, even younger ones like Lasayen and Godoma will sometimes push him around even though he is older! (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  February  2016  At some point Tusuja was unhappy with Rapa’s bullying character towards Godoma and he disciplined him by driving him away from the little girl. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2016  They were rolling in the mud and dusting themselves in the soil to dry again and again. Mbegu led Godoma, Ngilai and Murit for soil dusting in a different spot and she didn’t want to mix with anyone else. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2016  By the time he got to the herd Murit, Godoma, Ndotto and Ngilai were leaving for their milk. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2016  iting, soon after the first group of orphans had finished their milk, some were feeding on the greens and other like Ngilai, Godoma and Ndotto were having a busy time interacting with the public. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2016  Some like naughty Rapa, Godoma, Ndotto, Lasayen, Mbegu, Naseku, Kamok and Dupotto were all seen busily playing in the running water in a small stream which had formed. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2016  His game attracted  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2016  Today Murit was seen heading the young group of Lasayen, Ndotto, Godoma, Ngilai and Rapa to enjoy their 11am bottle feed during public visiting. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2016  Failing to meet his goal, Ngilai gave up and went to stand with Kamok and suckled on her ears instead.  
 
During the private viewing at 3pm the orphans were very busy having a mud bath. Big boys Enkikwe, Sirimon, Olsekki and Sokotei wanted to dominate the mud pool which meant the young ones Rapa, Mwashoti, Simotua, Lasayen, Mbegu, Godoma, Kauro and Roi had to stay along the edges. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  February  2016  Naseku and Olsekki were walking ahead of the others and it was them that first came across the impalas, which gave them a fright, and they did a quick u-turn running while rumbling in low voices, back to the others. This frightened the impala herd too which scattered the orphan herd scattered into the bushes, with the young ones like Ngilai, Ndotto, Lasayen and Godoma running and yelling towards their keepers for safety. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2016  Today Roi got her got her own baby to care for and baby sit which was Godoma who she has been browsing with and playing with since morning. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2016  Ngilai and Godoma spotted them but the others, Ndotto, Lasayen, Murit, Naseku and Mwashoti did not see them come in. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2016  Today the visitors for the private visit came a bit late and before they arrived Naseku, Ndotto and Godoma had been putting up such a fuss to get their milk determined not to be delayed. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2016  Earlier, she had spotted him trying to charge at and push a keeper when he had tried to stop him from pushing Godoma(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2016  Today the keepers had decided to let the little ones go first; Ngilai, Godoma, Ndotto, Lasayen were allowed to go ahead and feed first before the older ones were allowed to proceed to get their bottles. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2015  She joined the rest of the orphans but still charging ahead which attracted the attention of Godoma, Ndotto, Lasayen, Dupotto and Kamok who joined her running and trumpeting. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2015  Ngilai, Godoma and Rapa were all competing about who could take the lead over the other. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2015  The naughty boy attacked Godoma who was drinking water from the same trough as Mbegu. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2015  In most instances when the young ones like Ngilai, try to suckle on the older females ears they are allowed to, but when Siangiki sees a little one like Ngilai approaching to try and do this she pushes them away – quite a rare characteristic in young female elephants! 
 
Roi is a girl though that loves to hang out with the young ones like Ndotto, Lasayen, Godoma and Rapa Tamiyoi and company. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  December  2015  as born but who is morphing into a caring, nurturing mini-matriarch along with best friend Mbegu, took little babies Naseku, Godoma and Ngilai further afield from the rest of their family this morning, enjoying the sensation of being the matriarch in charge and feeling like a big girl with her own mini herd deferring to her. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2015  Out in the field at around 10 o’clock as the orphans were busy browsing deep in the forest they were suddenly frightened by two male buffaloes that made their way running through the orphans to the browsing area; leaving the entire orphaned herd slightly shaken up with the young ones like Murit, Rapa, Godoma, Mbegu, Kamok, Roi, Ndotto and Lasayen yelling and running to their keepers. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2015  He tried to climb on her though which made Mbegu yell out for help. Oltaiyoni, the leader of the first group, walked right into the mud hole to recue Mbegu from Mwashoti! The presence of Oltaiyoni saw Mwashoti walk away and out of the mud pool, leaving Mbegu and Dupotto in peace and also allowing Godoma and Rapa to join in the mud bath. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2015  Godoma had been pushed by Lasayen who keeps bullying her too. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2015  There is a stream that runs through the bush and Godoma led her to where this water was. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2015  Today he is been bullying both Godoma and Murit both out in the bush and during the public visiting time near the mud bath. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2015  uring the public visiting at 11am, Godoma, who is usually not as interactive as the rest, was sharing a good moment with Rapa holding and pulling each other’s trunks. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2015  Balguda was the fastest of all the orphans running towards their keepers followed by Oltaiyoni and Sokotei, Arruba, Suswa, Rorogoi, Mashariki and Roi. This group went on trumpeting and bashing the bushes as a sign of strength and anger. The big girls became much more concerned when they could not find the group of little babies and the likes of Ndotto, Lasayen, Godoma and Rapa, but they had accompanied Kamok, Tusuja, Simotua and Mwashoti. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2015  The young boys like Ndotto, Lasayen and Ngilai were seen happily playing mounting games on each other and enjoying bumping and sliding on Alamaya, Mwashoti, Tusuja, Mbegu and Dupotto. They all had a busy time rolling around in the wet muddy grounds! The happy games of the young boys gained the interest of Rapa and Godoma who then joined in. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2015  As Suswa and Rorogoi led the older group towards the keepers, Kamok, Mbegu and Dupotto led Lasayen, Ndotto, Ngilai, Murit, Godoma and Rapa towards the stockades though some keepers ran after them to try and bring them back. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2015  Rapa and Godoma still trust the company of Tusuja over any other orphan. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2015  Today he is different, or maybe he is just in a bad mood! He has been a bully to Rapa, Simotua and Godoma(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2015  The keepers kept their eyes on the little ones, Ndotto, Lasayen, Godoma, Murit and Ngilai who were also included in the game. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2015  Compared to everyone else, it seemed Balguda was the happiest baby today. Godoma is growing into a lovely little girl as well; as she has won the keepers’ trust and wants to spend more time with them. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2015  The two little boys who are best friends had a lovely morning playing. 
The keepers are watching  (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  September  2015  He sometimes appears dull and quiet and lags behind the others. Balguda and Tusuja were found to be improving well. Godoma is nowadays very much more settled and more relaxed with her human family. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2015  As the majority ran towards their keepers, Elkerama, Ngilai, Simotua and Godoma ran a different way and ran further into the forest. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2015  The big girls were busy greeting each other and checking out the young ones such as Rapa and Godoma(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2015  Little Godoma is doing well today but she is still learning to trust her keepers and still remains shy and slightly nervous. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2015  By the afternoon it seemed that Sirimon had emerged as victorious. It is still quite a problem to get Godoma into her stable in the evening. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2015  Sometimes we have one baby that is different to all the others and it seems Godoma is a bit different! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2015  In the morning when Godoma came out of her stable, Kamok and Mbegu were waiting for her at her door. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2015  Just like all the other new arrivals, Godoma has reacted to the presence of the ostriches as part of the elephant group. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2015  Roi has joined Alamaya in babysitting Godoma today. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2015  Godoma joined her friends in the bush for the first time this morning. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2015  Godoma spent a restless night, showing only intervals of calm character! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2015  This calf was found in the morning down a water hole in Godoma Valley within Taita Wildlife Sanctuary by their personnel. (read more...) view
 

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