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Ithumba Unit  October  2017  Mutara, Kanjoro, Kainuk, Turkwel, Sities, Suguta, Chaimu and Kilaguni spent the night just outside the stockade. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2017  Kainuk briefly played with Vuria before turning to Orwa. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  Garzi briefly engaged Lemoyian in a pushing game that saw him surrender very quickly. Boromoko had a word with Kainuk before following his friends who were now making their way to the browsing field. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  Mutara and her group had arrived earlier at mud bath and started to leave when the orphans started trickling in. Kainuk opted to stay and wait for the juniors and spent time wallowing with them. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  The orphans eventually settled to browse in Kone area where they were joined by Kilabasi, Sities and Kainuk(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2017  Kainuk and Kanjoro were so happy and relaxed that they crossed their back legs in a show of satisfaction. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  Shortly later Kalama, Kibo, Kilaguni, Chaimu, Chemi Chemi, Suguta, Kanjoro, Kainuk, Turkwel, Sities and Mutara showed up at mud bath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  At mud bath time, only Suguta, Turkwel and Kainuk participated in wallowing and later soil dusting. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  Olsekki quit the soil dusting game and walked to meet Sirimon where they briefly enjoyed a strength testing exercise.  
 
At the mud bath the orphans were joined by Galana and her group consisting of her baby Gawa, Zurura, Kenze, a wild orphan, Loijuk, Lualeni, a wild bull, Mutara, Kanjoro, Sities, Kainuk, Suguta and Turkwel. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  June  2017  After leaving the stockades in the morning, the orphans were joined by Mutara, Kanjoro, Sities, Suguta Turkwel, Kainuk, Chemi Chemi, Murka, Kalama and Kibo. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  Orwa played with Olare while Kanjoro tackled Kalama as Bongo settled to play with Kainuk(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  Later in the mid morning, Mutara, Sities, Suguta, Kanjoro, Turkwel and Kainuk showed up close to the stockade in the company of the senior Ex Orphans. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2017  Mutara’s group that consists of six members namely Suguta, Sities, Turkwel, Kainuk and Kanjoro in the company of Ex Orphan bull Rapsu, a wild orphan and two other wild elephants joined the orphans for lucerne in the morning. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2017  Shortly later Mutara’s group escorted the juniors to the browsing field and thereafter parted ways. Mutara, Kainuk and Sities enjoyed a soil dusting exercise before finally disappearing to undisclosed location. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2017  Finally Turkwel and Kainuk have found their group and came to spend the night just outside the stockade. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2017  Chaimu, Kilaguni, Makireti, Kilabasi, Kasigau, Turkwel and Kainuk joined the juniors for lucerne in the morning. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2017  Shortly later, the juniors were joined by Mutara, Suguta, Sities, Turkwel, Kanjoro and Kainuk(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2017  Barsilinga exchanged morning greetings with Suguta while Vuria did it with Kainuk, Turkwel with Bomani while Sities greeted Teleki. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2017  Later, Orwa tackled Kainuk but ended up losing the game to him. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2017  The orphans settled for lucerne soon after leaving the stockade where they were joined by Mutara, Suguta, Sities, Kanjoro, Kainuk and Turkwel. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2017  Mutara, Kanjoro, Turkwel, Kainuk, Sities, Suguta and Kasigau reported to the stockade compound early before dawn. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2017  Mutara, Sities, Turkwel, Kainuk, Kanjoro, Suguta, Makireti, Kilabasi, Chaimu and Kilaguni were outside the stockade early before the juniors were let out. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2016  Mutara, Suguta, Sities, Kanjoro, Kainuk and Turkwel were at the stockade compound early before dawn. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2016  Orwa was happy to have a company that he could challenge. Orwa started off by challenging Kainuk to a pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2016  Mutara, Suguta, Sities, Kanjoro, Turkwel and Kainuk joined the juniors and together enjoyed playing in the running waters. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2016  Mutara, Suguta, Turkwel, Kainuk, Sities and Kanjoro reported to the stockade compound early in the morning. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2016  utara’s group arrived in the stockade compound this evening with, Sities, Suguta, Kanjoro, Kainuk and Turkwel. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2016  They met Mutara’s group in the bush consisting of Sities, Turkwel, Kainuk, Suguta, Kanjoro and Kilaguni, Chaimu and Ishanga. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2016  Vuria and Orwa had brief strength testing exercise that ended when Mutara intervened and separated the two boys. Kainuk settled to browse with Kithaka as Boromoko settled to browse with Suguta. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2016  In the afternoon, Orwa settled to browse with Vuria while in the evening Mutara and her group showed up for water. Kainuk has rejoined Mutara’s group as they have been staying close to water points. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2016  After feeding on lucerne, the juniors headed to Kalovoto area where they settled to browse. Kainuk, who seems to have severed links with her group for now, emerged from the bushes and joined the juniors. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2016  As mud bathing was going on, Kainuk, in the company of a wild mum with her two daughters and another older girl, reported to the mud bath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2016  Teleki quit talking to Kainuk and walked towards Kenze as if to find out why he was on his own. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2016  n the stockades we had a wild group with Mutara herd comprised of Suguta, Turkwel, Kainuk, Sities and Kanjoro who drunk water and left. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2016  Kilaguni, Chaimu, Kilabasi, Kibo, Kasigau, Ishanga, Mutara, Kanjoro, Turkwel, Kainuk, Sities, Suguta and Makireti were all sleeping outside the stockade after arriving in the dead of the night. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2016  It was a quiet morning today and the orphans had their breakfast peacefully; they were all happily and peacefully enjoying the lucerne when Suguta’s group of Ex Orphans comprised of Sities, Mutara, Turkwel, Kainuk and Kanjoro came in. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2016  Siangiki started her day with a soil dusting exercise while Enkikwe had a slight pushing game with Kainuk(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2016  They drank water and left. Suguta’s group of six including herself, Mutara, Sities, Turkwel, Kainuk and Kanjoro came in too and they drank water and stayed around for some time. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2016  Mutara’s group, consisting of Mutara, Sities, Turkwel, Kainuk, Suguta and Kanjoro, had spent the night just outside the stockade and joined the juniors for lucerne early in the morning. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2016  Enkikwe bellowed and this drew the attention of Kainuk who came running to check what the problem was. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  Siangiki started her day with a soil dusting exercise while Enkikwe had a slight pushing game with Kainuk(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  Bomani had a warm up pushing game with Garzi before going to play with Lemoyian. Kainuk had a light pushing game with Enkikwe as Vuria enjoyed playing with Bongo. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  The orphans briefly settled to enjoy some lucerne before Shukuru led the way to the browsing field where Teleki engaged Kainuk in a pushing game while Olsekki and Enkikwe browsed with Bomani. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  After mud bathing the three newcomers joined the older orphans for a soil dusting session where Chemi Chemi engaged Narok in a pushing game while Orwa played with Kasigau.  
 
The afternoon was spent browsing at the upper Kalovoto area where Naisula engaged Siangiki in a light pushing game after which Siangiki spent some time browsing with Kainuk(read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  May  2016  Shortly later the juniors were joined by Mutara, Suguta, Turkwel, Kainuk, Sities and Kanjoro. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  In the browsing field Suguta played with Mutara as Kainuk invited Orwa in a pushing game, which Orwa declined and instead walked to tackle Chaimu. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  In the evening, the juniors were joined by Mutara, Kanjoro, Sities, Kainuk, Turkwel and Suguta. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  Sities, Turkwel and Kainuk started scooping and tossing soil particles in the air and some on their heads and backs. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  Back in the bush the orphans were also accompanied by Makireti, Kasigau, Suguta, Turkwel, Kainuk, Kilabasi and one wild bull. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  When the mud bath was nearly over, Mutara’s group that consists of Mutara, Sities, Kanjoro, Turkwel, Kainuk and Suguta reported in. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  Soon after leaving the stockade, the juniors were joined by Suguta, Turkwel, Kanjoro and Kainuk(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  Later in the day, the orphans came across a small pool of water that they enjoyed using to cool down. The orphans were joined briefly by Taita for the afternoon mud bath. Taita left soon having enough of the mud bath. In the evening, on their way back to the stockade, the orphans were joined by the newly formed group of Mutara, Suguta, Sities, Turkwel, Kainuk and Kanjoro. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  A few minutes later, Tomboi, Mutara, Kanjoro, Sities, Kainuk, Suguta, Turkwel and Kainuk joined the juniors for lucerne. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  Mutara 's group includes Sities, Turkwel, Kainuk, Suguta and Kanjoro. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  Shortly later, Suguta, Turkwel and Kainuk joined the juniors. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  A short while later the orphans were joined by Makireti, Kasigau, Kilabasi, Chaimu, Kilaguni, Suguta, Mutara, Kanjoro, Turkwel and Kainuk(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  The herd settled to share lucerne together and a short while later Chaimu, Mutara, Sities, Kanjoro, Kainuk, Turkwel and Suguta arrived. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  In the evening Mutara, assisted by Chaimu, finally managed to win the hearts of Kainuk and Turkwel. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  Lemoyian settled to feed with Laragai as Kainuk settled to browse with Turkwel. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  Kithaka engaged Orwa in a pushing game but ended losing the game. Orwa later played with Turkwel as Kainuk pushed Garzi out of the way. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  He was later joined by Orwa and Kithaka. Kainuk picked up a stick and used it to scratch her chest. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  It was like a play field where everyone was competing to win. 
 
In the bush, Kainuk was scratching in style while Orwa next to her was very busy browsing on a tree so tall he was forced to climb a rock to reach the fresh leaves. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  March  2016  In the browsing field, Garzi settled to browse with Kainuk as the rest of the juniors scattered all over the field for browsing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  After leaving the stockade, the orphans settled briefly in the stockade compound as Narok, Lemoyian, Bomani, Barsilinga, Kainuk and Bongo kept themselves busy by scratching against the nearby rocks. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  Bomani teamed up with Shukuru to browse whilst Kainuk stuck to Turkwel. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  Orwa lost to Ololoo and decided to go and seek advice from Kibo for more pushing tactics. Kainuk took a break from feeding and used a nearby tree to scratch her itching ear. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  Kanjoro briefly engaged Kainuk in a pushing game and after, when Orwa lost to Kasigau, Orwa went to comfort himself by engaging Kanjoro in a pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  Barsilinga found a suitable tree that he used to scratch his buttocks on. Kainuk, who was feeding nearby, became jealous of Barsilinga’s good scratch and came over to push him away. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  A short while later Rapsu and Taita passed by the mud bath as they searched for Tomboi. In the evening, Makireti and her group parted ways with the juniors. Soon after returning back to the stockade, Bongo started bullying Narok and knocking her down for no apparent reason, an action that earned him an immediate transfer to join the older girls Shukuru, Turkwel, Sities and Kainuk who would dole out some much needed discipline. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  Shortly after all the games, Olare led the way to the browsing field. There Kainuk, Shukuru and Kibo spent some time soil dusting. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  Turkwel settled to browse with her friend Kainuk as Orwa teamed up with Barsilinga. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  Once there Bongo, Barsilinga and Kithaka settled to browse together whilst Kainuk teamed up with Turkwel. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  The rest of the orphans just stood at the edge of the mud bath drinking and watching Bongo as he enjoyed wallowing. Kainuk picked up a stick and used it to scratch her chin and managed to remove some ticks. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  Lemoyian soil dusted under the watchful eye of Kainuk(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  Later in the morning Orwa had a brief strength testing exercise with Vuria as Kainuk and Bomani scratched their ears against some nearby trees while Kanjoro spent some time soil dusting. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  At the browsing field Bomani joined Kainuk for a browsing session while Suguta played with Mutara. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016   
In the afternoon the orphans settled to browse on the western side of Ithumba Hill. Turkwel and Kainuk browsed together as did Sities and Garzi with Kainuk in browsing while Sities browsed with Garzi. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  January  2016  Shortly later Kainuk engaged Bongo in a game of pushing one another. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  Narok, Bongo Barsilinga and Turkwel spent some time scratching on the nearby rocks. Orwa entwined trunks with Sities and Kainuk in morning greeting but when he got to Kanjoro, the greetings changed to a strength testing exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  In the afternoon the orphans settled down to browse on the eastern side of the Ithumba Hill. Kainuk was feeding away from the rest and suddenly bellowed loudly which brought all the browsing to a standstill. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  Kithaka shared his food with Kanjoro, Barsilinga with Vuria, Laragai with Teleki, Bomani with Narok and Kainuk with Turkwel. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  Out in the bush Garzi and Barsilinga engaged each other in a strength testing exercise as Lemoyian settled to browse with Kainuk(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  Kainuk took Lemoyian and went to relax under a tree as the rest walked slowly back to the browsing field. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  Ishanga joined Orwa in browsing while Turkwel browsed close to Kainuk(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  Suguta teamed up with Lemoyian to browse while Kainuk browsed with her long time friend Turkwel. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  At mud bath time Orwa, Vuria, Mutara and Teleki enjoyed riding on their friends whilst wallowing. Kainuk, Garzi, Kithaka, Shukuru and Lemoyian boycotted the wallowing exercise altogether and watched their friends from a distance. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  Towards mud bath time Mutara and Turkwel relaxed under a tree and shared a stick that Mutara was holding. Shukuru, Kainuk, Kithaka and Laragai boycotted the mud wallow exercise and instead participated in a soil dusting themselves instead. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  Barsilinga tried to intervene but Kanjoro pushed him away. Kainuk browsed close to her long time friend Turkwel and they only parted ways when it was time to head to the mud bath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  In the bush they met up with the ex-orphans Madiba, Yatta and Yetu, Lualeni, Orok and Ololoo. Madiba was browsing with Kainuk while Ololoo mounted on Orwa. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  A number of them started scratching on the rocks in different styles, beginning with Kithaka, Teleki, Orwa, Barsilinga, Kainuk, Turkwel and Kanjoro while Bongo and Vuria had a play fight nearby. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  Everyone played in the mud except Kithaka, Teleki, Garzi, Kainuk, Turkwel and Orwa who instead had a dust bath on the other side. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  At the mud bath time the orphans only wallowed briefly with Kithaka and Kainuk boycotting the exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  At mud bath time, the weather was chilly but the orphans participated in wallowing with the exception of Kainuk, Shukuru and Garzi. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  Bongo came across a fallen tree that he used to scratch himself and Kainuk came to engage him in a pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  A few of them opted for soil dusting before heading back to the browsing field. In the afternoon, Kainuk paired up with Sities to browse while Bomani and Vuria came across mud that they used to smear themselves. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  On the way to the browsing field, Orwa tried to block the way for Kainuk as a way of inviting her for a pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  Bongo was followed by Vuria, Mutara, Narok, Kainuk, Sities, Suguta and Kanjoro. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  The orphans had a lot of fun in water, Vuria riding on Bongo, Garzi playing with Bomani, Kainuk splashing water with her trunk and Laragai playing with Orwa. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  After, Sities, Kanjoro, Vuria, Bomani, Shukuru and  (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  His game attracted Orwa who joined him and together they started rolling on the ground. Teleki had a conflict with Kainuk when he tried to forcefully take some grass from Kainuk's mouth. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  Sities and Kainuk entwined their trunks as Shukuru, Kithaka, Bongo, Barsilinga and Vuria spent some time scratching on nearby rocks. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  Teleki and Kainuk had a disagreement when Teleki came to feed close to Kainuk(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  Teleki engaged Kainuk in a strength testing exercise that he ended up losing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  Their disagreement ended in a strength testing game which was a draw. After mud bath, Bomani, Shukuru, Garzi, Bongo and Kainuk briefly soil dusted themselves before heading back to the bush. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  He scattered the ball and happily walked out to join his friends. Outside the stockade, Kanjoro shared lucerne with Kainuk while Narok took some time to play a lone game of rolling on the ground. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  At six o’clock in the morning, the rest of the orphans were let out and settled for lucerne. Kainuk and Orwa greeted one another by inserting their trunks in each other’s mouth. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  Kithaka, Barsilinga and Kainuk started the day's activities by scratching on nearby rocks like they habitually seem to do, getting rid of any overnight itches. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  Kainuk relaxed her trunk on Vuria's back as he concentrated on scratching on the rocks. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  Kainuk like most days left the mud bath in a charging mood. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  In the afternoon, Lemoyian teamed up with Turkwel in browsing and later shifted base and went to browse with Kainuk(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  Bongo started scratching with Sities, Shukuru, Suguta and while Kainuk eagerly struggling to get the first share of lucerne. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  The orphans came out slowly one by one because of the slippery ground under foot. They fed on lucerne with Kainuk, Orwa and Vuria had some fun and games stimulated by the rain shower. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2015  Suguta struggled for fresh pasture from a tree. Kainuk was very active and rolled on the ground playing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2015  Some of them like Orwa, Mutara, Narok, Shukuru, Vuria, Bongo, Sities, Laragai and Kainuk played despite the cold, and later walked back to the bush. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2015  Orwa started putting his trunk in his mouth in anticipation while a keeper tried to untie the lucerne strings. Kainuk climbed up a rock and started feasting from the top while Kanjoro enjoyed a good scratch. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2015  Kainuk was scratching her neck on a rock this morning while Barsilinga enjoying a thigh scratch. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2015  Our ex-orphan Tomboi came in to join them. Suguta started having a belly scratch while Orwa and Kainuk started play fighting. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2015  A different group of Narok, Kainuk, Orwa, Bongo, Lemoyian and Bomani were busy playing and actively rolling in the new, fresh mud as they waited for mudbath time. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2015  He later started crawling in a tortoise style. He was very much more active and his friends Kainuk, Shukuru, Mutara, Kithaka, Bomani, Lemoyian and Garzi joined him; he started playing and mounting on Kithaka. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2015  Kithaka on the way was scooping soil and throwing it in the air as he splashed. Barsilinga was browsing next to Narok and Kainuk today; he was also having fun and playing with Garzi. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2015  Chaimu was playing with Vuria and Mutara. Shukuru and Narok who are always together greeted each other. Kainuk was feeding from the top of the rock to reach some tasty branches. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2015  Bomani and Vuria started their normal play fighting while Orwa and Kainuk were sharing some food together. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  At mud bath time, all the orphans participated in wallowing. As the orphans were winding up the mud bath activities, Kainuk spotted three warthogs approaching mud bath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  On the way to the browsing field, Sities, Kainuk and Kithaka came across a fallen log that they used to scratch their bellies. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  After his game was cut short, Orwa left to play with Kainuk(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse at Kanziku area. Kainuk teamed up with Lemoyian, Barsilinga and Kithaka in browsing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  Later Barsilinga played with Bomani. As the day progressed Kainuk, who was feeding close to Orwa, ended up having a misunderstanding with him. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  Twelve wild bulls reported for water and left shortly after taking enough. At the browsing field, Kainuk teamed up with Garzi and Lemoyian in feeding. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  In the browsing field Suguta spent some time playing with Orwa. Kainuk came across a fallen dry tree that she used to scratch her belly while Shukuru spent some time soil dusting herself. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  Kithaka, Narok and Bongo scratched on the nearby rocks as Kainuk had her own game of rolling on the ground. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  On the way to the browsing field, Orwa engaged Kainuk in a pushing game which he lost. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  Kithaka was the first one to get in the mud followed by Teleki and Vuria. Shukuru spend some time scratching against Kainuk but it appears this didn't give her enough satisfaction as after she walked to a nearby tree and continued scratching her ear. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  Mutara sniffed the baby as it followed its mother and Kainuk walked over to the baby to acquaint herself with it. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  Kanjoro spent some time playing with Orwa. The orphans had a quiet afternoon; Sities browsed with Garzi, Turkwel with Kainuk as the rest scattered across the field. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  Shortly later, Laragai and Barsilinga walked to the water trough where they settled down to quench their thirst. Kainuk and Orwa had a brief strength testing exercise before following their friends to drink. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  Barsilinga wanted to use the same tree and so pushed Lemoyian out of the way. Kainuk wanted to use the tree and so pushed Barsilinga the same way he had pushed Lemoyian! (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  Kithaka went straight to a scratching rock that he really loves. Lemoyian joined Kainuk in feeding on lucerne while Kanjoro stood on three legs, totally relaxed, whilst eating. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  Bomani pushed Kithaka out of his way when Kithaka refused to give way. Bomani wanted to go and pick up a piece of lucerne he had spotted next to Kithaka, and Kithaka tried to block him. After the wild bulls moved away from the water trough, Teleki followed Buchuma to the water trough where they shared water as Kainuk engaged Orwa in a light pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  Sities browsed with Garzi while Turkwel paired with up with Kainuk in feeding. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2015  After mud bath Ololoo had a strength testing exercise with Orwa. Kainuk picked a piece of stick that she used to scratch in between her front legs while Kithaka went to play with red soil. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2015  Kithaka refused totally and ran to soil dusting where he was joined by Barsilinga. Kanjoro, Mutara, Kainuk and Narok were using the hard way of getting out of the mud bath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2015  Sities and Kanjoro spent some time browsing together and later, Sities shifted and joined Kainuk in soil dusting. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2015  Kainuk spread her ears out to trap enough air to cool her down as she continued to browse. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2015  Kithaka appears to like the lead of every activity. Back in the browsing field, Lemoyian browsed with Turkwel while Kainuk fed with Bomani. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  Kainuk remained a spectator whilst the rest of her friends enjoyed wallowing in the mud. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  After mud bathing Kainuk took her Lemoyian for soil dusting and stood by his side until he was done. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  As Mutara and Kanjoro headed straight to feed on leftovers of the previous evening, Laragai, Bongo, Kainuk, Turkwel and Sities could not go without their morning milk and therefore lined up along the spring gate of the main entrance facing Shukuru and her groups stockade. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  Lemoyian, Sities and Garzi teamed up together for browsing before Kainuk walked up to them and took Lemoyian away. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  In the browsing field Vuria rode on Bomani, something that angered Kainuk and he punished Vuria by pushing him from the top of Bomani. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  At the mud bath only Narok, Laragai, Vuria, Kainuk, Mutara and Teleki participated in wallowing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  She was later followed by Kithaka and Lemoyian. The rest of the group joined later with the exception of Kainuk who boycotted the exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  Later they were joined by Kainuk, Teleki and Bongo. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  A warthog that tried to force itself into the mud bath was surprised when Kainuk and Suguta charged and chased him away. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  In the morning, the far stockade that houses Mutara, Suguta, Sities, Turkwel, Bongo, Kainuk, Laragai and Kanjoro was empty. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  Chyulu opted to escort her Lemoyian to the browsing field as Kainuk followed them from a distance. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  Bongo tackled Vuria while Orwa played with Kainuk(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  Since Chyulu and the ex-orphans were not around, Kainuk was happy because she had Lemoyian to herself and by her side. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  Lemoyian teamed up with Bomani in browsing while Kainuk and Teleki entwined their trunks in greetings. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  After leaving the stockade early in the morning Kainuk was in a happy mood and she performed her own game of lying on the ground and standing up whilst swinging her trunk. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  Kainuk was in an excited mood this morning which she expressed by trumpeting and fighting with dead logs, lifting and dropping them. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  Kanjoro teamed up with Barsilinga in feeding while Teleki browsed close to Kainuk and from time to time Teleki stretched his trunk to snatch some food from Kainuk's mouth. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  Kainuk just watched as Lemoyian and Chyulu walked and browsed for the better part of the morning. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  Sities browsed close to her friend Garzi, while Kainuk enjoyed the sole responsibility of taking care of Lemoyian since Chyulu hadn't shown up that morning. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  Vuria surrendered when Ololoo attempted to mount him though as a sign of dominance. 
 
Later in the morning, Yatta’s herd joined the juniors briefly on their way out into the bush. Rapsu and Zurura engaged each other in a strength testing game, as Chyulu took over her role of taking care of Lemoyian from Kainuk(read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  July  2015  Laragai left with a branch in her mouth while Orwa and Bongo greeted each other by entwining their trunks. Later, Kainuk engaged Teleki in a pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2015  When the drizzling stopped, Kanjoro, Lemoyian, Kainuk and Barsilinga played with the cool soil. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2015  He was joined by Lemoyian and later Kainuk(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2015  Kainuk, who keeps watch over Lemoyian when Chyulu is away, resorted to following Chyulu and Lemoyian at a distance. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2015  In the browsing field, Kainuk engaged Orwa in a strength testing exercise that saw Orwa surrender and run away. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2015  After taking water from the stockade water trough, Kanjoro led the way to the browsing field where Orwa engaged Kainuk in a pushing game and Teleki played with Narok. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2015  Today Mutara walked up to the water trough and put her front legs in to play with the water. Kainuk took her Lemoyian and went to relax under a tree. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2015  In the browsing field, Orwa engaged Kainuk in a pushing game and as usual Orwa bowed out of the game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2015  Kainuk appears to have a liking for 
Lemoyian and walked over to where Lemoyian was standing and placed her trunk on him lovingly. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  June  2015  Kainuk paired with 
Orwa while Narok, Bongo and Garzi fed together. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  June  2015  Though the sky was clear and the sun hot, only Narok surrounded by Garzi and Laragai participated in wallowing. Kainuk took Lemoyian under a tree where she herded him for some time. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  Kainuk browsed close to Shukuru while Teleki, Orwa and Turkwel had a wonderful time of dusting themselves with the wet soil. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  In the afternoon, Turkwel spent some time soil dusting alone and Sidai fed close to Lemoyian. Kainuk was being naughty to Kithaka and whenever Kithaka passed near she pushed him away, letting him know who was boss. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  Kainuk, Sities and Bomani browsed close to Lemoyian and they touched him from time to time as if to reassure him he was in a good safe place. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  The orphans settled to browse in an area in between Imenti and Ithumba Hill. Kainuk spent most her time browsing close to her long time friend Turkwel. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  Shukuru was looking a little dull and she wasn't as active as usual. Turkwel and Kainuk laid down to play in the soil and then stood up to dust themselves with red soil. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  The orphans settled to browse at Kanziku area with Bomani staying close to Orwa, Kanjoro to Sities and Kainuk paired with Vuria. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  Turkwel and Kainuk laid down to play in the soil before standing up to have a dustbath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  n the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse at the upper Kalovoto area. Bongo browsed with Kainuk while Sities browsed close to Mutara. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  The juniors were joined by Makireti, Kilabasi and Kasigau and the three partially independent orphans led the juniors to the Kone dam where Kanjoro, Bongo, Kainuk and Sities wallowed for awhile as the rest concentrated on drinking water. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  Kainuk was standing close to Shukuru and kept on stretching her trunk and inserting it into Shukuru's mouth, which Shukuru tolerated. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  Shukuru browsed close to Kainuk as Bomani took a break from feeding to scratch one of his itchy ears against a tree. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse on the western side of the Ithumba Hill. Kainuk developed an itchy back foot and sought out a dry fallen tree that she used to scratch her feet. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  Before eleven o'clock in the morning, Vuria, Garzi and Kainuk came across wet mud and spent some time playing in the mud whilst Shukuru and Sities watched the games, flapping their ears from time to time. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  Bongo and Vuria were having their usual pushing game, when they were interrupted by Kainuk who decided to push them both away. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  In the evening, Teleki, Kainuk, Bongo, Laragai, Bomani and Garzi must have decided it was a bit warmer in the evening as they found some more wet soil and enjoyed a good roll on the ground. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  Garzi and Bomani emulated Bongo and Vuria and started their own pushing game. Kainuk didn’t have a playing partner and became jealous and decided to disrupt Bongo and Vuria's game by pushing the two boys away. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  Sities browsed back to back with Teleki while Kainuk teamed up with Garzi in browsing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  Vuria was pushing Bongo from all sides instead of head-on. Kainuk that was standing just nearby, opted to referee the boys pushing game and was forced to intervene when things go out of control with Vuria getting exceptionally rough. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  After their fill of water, the ladies Sities, Turkwel & Kainuk began by browsing together and were clearly communicating with each other. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  In the bush, they were all busy browsing with Mutara browsing next to Kainuk & trying to take some food from her mouth and Teleki with Garzi having some communication and later they set off on their journey back to the stockade in the evening. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  Kainuk was in a charging mood and she tried to block Bomani from getting in the bush after Bomani had finished playing in mud. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  On the way, the orphans came across stagnated water along the road. Teleki, Sities, Garzi, Narok and Kainuk went down on their knees and started having fun by rolling in the water until they turned it into mud. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  On the way to the browsing field, Kainuk stopped and with her ears spread out, performed a soil dusting exercise using her trunk before following her colleagues. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  Kainuk had her own game of rolling on the ground. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  Kainuk, Vuria and Laragai did soil dusting before returning back to the browsing field. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Turkwel paired with her best friend Kainuk while Mutara browsed a distance away from the rest of the dependent herd. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Later, Orwa, Turkwel and Kainuk teamed up in soil bathing exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  At the browsing field, Laragai browsed close to Kainuk and from time to time Kainuk relaxed her trunk on Laragai's back while Shukuru browsed with Mutara. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  The group consisted of Suguta, Melia, Tumaren, Olare, Kibo, Kitirua, Murka, Naisula, Kandecha, Chemi chemi and Kalama. They took water, relaxed in the shade, dusted themselves and greeted their Keepers before heading back into the bush. Meanwhile at the midday mudbath site soon after eleven o'clock milk feeds, the orphans headed for wallowing with an exception of Orwa, Kainuk and Bomani who boycotted the exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Lualeni was the first one to get into the mud followed by Teleki, Shukuru, Vuria, Narok, Bongo and Laragai. Orwa, Kainuk and Bomani boycotted the exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Yatta and her group reported when the orphans had already finished the lucerne and were preparing to leave for browsing. Kainuk and Orwa spent some time scratching on the nearby rocks. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  The two engaged each other in a light strength testing exercise until Kainuk interrupted their game by knocking both of them away. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Shukuru tried to steal some of Kainuks pile of Lucerne forcing her to pick her pile and move else where. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Following the chilly weather, Shukuru, Narok, Bomani and Garzi decided to start the day by scratching on the rocks at the stockade compound while Kainuk moved down where she did soil dusting and shortly later was joined by Bongo. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Kainuk and Vuria spent a long while scratching on some fallen trees they had stumbled upon, contorting their bodies to reach all their sensitive places, with much emphasis on scratching their tummies. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  The rest of the morning was quiet as the orphans concentrated on browsing.  
 
At mud bath time, Kanjoro, Mutara and Kainuk headed straight to the water trough to drink before thinking about the wallowing. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Later out in the bush, Kainuk and Vuria came across a fallen log and opted to contort their bodies reaching all the creases and hidden corners of their under bellies. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Vuria then walked to the water trough to join Orwa, Kanjoro, Narok, Bomani and Kainuk who were all having their fill of water before heading off for the day. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Kainuk participated in soil dusting and later scratched her buttocks on a nearby rock dislodging any unwanted ticks. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Kainuk disrupted their pushing game by pushing Bongo from behind. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Garzi and Kainuk left the stockade with branches in their mouths that they continued to feed on while outside. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Kainuk picked a stick and carefully used it to scratch around her eyes. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  The keepers shouted at her and she quickly left, charging and trumpeting, into the bush. When Kainuk saw that the water trough was free, and that no one was watching, she put front legs into the water and tried to locate the inlet pipe with her trunk. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  Kainuk didn’t like the crowd under the tree so she moved to another tree where she had the shade all to herself. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  In the afternoon the orphans settled down to browse at Kanziku area. Sities paired up to feed with Turkwel and Kainuk while Shukuru teamed up with Mutara, Garzi and Vuria. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  As the orphans were soil dusting, Kainuk saw two warthogs getting into the mud. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  Orwa, Shukuru and Narok scratched on the rocks.  
There was a drama at mud bath as Kainuk finished her milk then turned on Orwa who was still drinking. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  February  2015  Narok took some time to scratch her buttocks on a rock. Whilst out in the field Kainuk, who was feeding close to Orwa, took a break from feeding and lay down to play. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  Shukuru and Kainuk soil bathed before getting into some serious browsing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  After drinking at the stockade water trough, Kainuk, Orwa and Turkwel walked down to heap of red soil and started their day by soil dusting. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Vuria and Bongo also had a long pushing game.  
 
At 11am Lualeni and Ololoo escorted the juniors to the mudbath. Only Kainuk, who rarely bathes, Ololoo and Lualeni wallowed. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Vuria and Kainuk headed to a nearby shallow hole with red soil and had a soil bathe. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Kasigau later taught Vuria a few pushing techniques before settling down to browse. Kainuk and Bongo fed from the same tree and they competed to see who could reach the highest leaves. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Meanwhile the orphans were browsing happily. Shukuru had a scratch on a rock, while Kainuk was playing by opening up her ears and flapping them. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  In the afternoon, Vuria and Bongo found some suitable trees that they used to scratch against. As the sun became hot Kainuk and Garzi relaxed under the same tree while Bongo paired up with Kanjoro to cool down by relaxing under another tree a few meters away. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Kilabasi played with Bongo as Kainuk rolled on the ground. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Teleki, Bomani and Laragai scratched on rocks while Kainuk picked grass with her trunk and placed it on her head. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Narok, Bongo and Kainuk started their day by soil dusting and were later they were joined by Kilabasi. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  After 11am milk feeds the orphans headed straight to wallow. Shukuru, Bomani, Kainuk and Orwa abstained and instead opted to dust in the red soil. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Orwa and Kainuk didn't participate today. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  At mud bath time the orphans had spectacular wallow. Only Shukuru, Bomani, Kainuk, Laragai and Garzi didn't participate, soil bathing instead. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Soon after leaving the stockade Kainuk had a game of lying down and rolling sideways. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Kainuk, Narok, Laragai, Shukuru, Orwa and Bomani headed off to soil dust. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  The three participated in wallowing with the juniors. Shukuru, Bomani and Kainuk didn't choose to wallow today but opted to soil bathe instead as they waited for their friends to finish in the water. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  .Sities stopped feeding and came over to where Narok was rolling and decided to scratch against her. Kainuk was also interested in the game and came over to ride on Narok. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Kainuk interrupted their game by pushing the two boys apart then tried to coax Bongo into a pushing game which he was not interested in doing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Kainuk left the stockade in a jovial mood, expressed by swinging her trunk. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Bomani’s intention was to climb on Vuria once he defeated him, which Vuria made easy when he opted to play sitting down. Kainuk, who was playing just nearby, was not happy about Bomani riding on Vuria so she came and pushed him away. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Vuria and Garzi had a strength tested for a few minutes. Vuria sat down to tackle Bongo until Kainuk came to intervene. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Teleki noticed a dik-dik and charged at it with his ears raised. Kainuk joined in and the dik-dik ran for its life with Teleki and Kainuk in hot pursuit. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014   
 
In the afternoon, Kainuk soil dusted and was joined by Vuria and Garzi. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Kainuk collected some dry grass and ran with it as she followed Turkwel. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  The orphans settled to browse in the Kone area, Kainuk, Teleki, Bomani and Orwa spent some time playing by rolling on the ground. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Kainuk scratched her ear against Orwa and later engaged Teleki in a pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Rough play for young bulls is the norm. At the browsing field, Kainuk devised her own game; uprooting grass and throwing it over her head. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  It was very hot which prompted Shukuru to join her wallowing friends with only Kainuk, Orwa and Bomani not taking part. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  At the browsing field Teleki and Kainuk fed close to each other and from time to time Teleki put his trunk into Kainuk's mouth. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Her scratching session turned into a full body scratch. The orphans do this to dislodge parasite like ticks. Kainuk and Garzi also took time to enjoy a wet soil bath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Shukuru, Bomani and Orwa stayed out. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse on the slopes of Ithumba hill. Kainuk had great time rolling on the ground and smearing herself with red soil as Bomani scratched his buttocks against a tree for what seemed like an hour. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014   
Soon after taking their eleven o'clock milk the orphans went to wallow but Orwa, Garzi, Kainuk Narok and Shukuru didn't participate. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Kanjoro and Teleki had a strength testing exercise while still in the water. When Kainuk had enough of wallowing, she stepped out of the water rumbling and went to rest against a large acacia tree enjoying the side rub and the shade. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  On the way Narok bumped into Bomani as she tried to overtake him and Shukuru stopped to scratch her behind on a huge rock. At the browsing field Bomani tried to mount Vuria but he resisted by running away although later they had a soil bathing game together before resuming browsing when they were joined by Narok and Kainuk(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Eventually they gave up. 
 
At mud bath time, Kainuk warned Orwa by pointing at him with her trunk but it was not clear what the warning was for. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Kainuk left the stockade with a leftover grewia branch in the mouth that she chewed outside the stockade as some of the other orphans kept themselves busy feeding on the fresh grass. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014   
In the afternoon Teleki and Vuria were feeding together and Kainuk and Shukuru shared feed from the same tree. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Narok resisted; making a noise, standing up and leaving. Kainuk was the last to perform the soil dusting. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  n the mudbath, they all played and swam energetically accompanied by Wendi.  
 
Back in the bush, Kainuk was happily playing and opening her ears making a high rumbling sound. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  November  2014  In the bush, they were all busy and clean but later Shukuru and Kainuk started splashing red soil onto their bodies and later led the way back home in the evening. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  In the bush, Orwa was actively playing with Teleki whilst Mutara the matriarch was browsing next to Kainuk and scratching on him. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  In the bush, Shukuru was browsing with Narok, Vuria and Garzi. Orwa had a good scratch on a tree, whilst Turkwel and Kainuk browsed together. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  Orwa was stealing some food from Narok's mouth. Kainuk waved her trunk up as she smelt the milk minutes before it was time for their milk bottles. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  Bongo and Kainuk ran towards the main scratching rock for a nice morning scratch. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  He soon attracted the attention of Mutara, Bongo, Kainuk and Kanjoro who joined him. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  They later came across a small pool of water near the road to Bandas and Bongo, Orwa, Teleki, Bomani, Kainuk and Shukuru entertained everyone with marvelous wallowing skills which they have copied from Kora and Orok who they met in the pool. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  In the bush, Shukuru was trying to kiss Kanjoro whilst Orwa attempted to mount Vuria. Turkwel and Kainuk later led the group back home. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  Vuria and Garzi browsed together until naughty Orwa came to browse next to Vuria and then kicked him from behind. Kainuk was trying to snatch food out of Teleki's mouth whilst he was browsing much to Teleki’s annoyance. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  Vuria and Orwa were having some coordination between them while browsing whilst Turkwel and Kainuk were walking and browsing at the same time. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  After their midday milk bottle Vuria and Turkwel suckled their trunks as Sities and Kainuk rushed to the water trough with the entire group joining them shortly after. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  In the browsing field, Orwa fed close to Kainuk while Bomani fed close to Laragai. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  Shukuru led the group for red soil dusting but only Narok and Teleki decided to lie down and roll on the soil. Bongo and Kainuk just dusted themselves using their trunks. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  Teleki and Bongo browsed close to each other as Laragai and Kainuk fed side by side. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  The independent Bongo fed separately from the others whilst Kanjoro and Sities fed together as Bomani fed close to Kainuk(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  Kainuk fed close to Orwa and at one time Kainuk put her trunk in Orwa's mouth trying to warn him of something we didn't understand. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  Teleki and Kainuk fed close to each other and then Bongo joined them and entwined trunks with Teleki. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  Vuria went to relax under a tree that had good shade and was joined by Sities, Garzi, Orwa and Kainuk(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  It was clearly troubling him. Vuria came close to Bomani and they browsed together for some time before Vuria moved away. Kainuk browsed with her ears spread out as Bongo and Narok browsed together while Kanjoro and Mutara browsed from the same tree. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  Later, the sun became too intense and Kanjoro searched for shade where he relaxed while as Kainuk scratched against a nearby taking respite from the suns unforgiving heat. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014   
In the browsing field, Orwa and Kainuk relaxed under a tree for some time before joining their friends feeding on greens. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  October  2014   
Soon after starting browsing, Orwa came across a suitable rock that he used to scratch on. Sities, Turkwel and Kainuk were feeding together as Bongo fed far away from the group. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  October  2014  A wild bull that was drinking water at the same water trough left to join the juniors for lucerne. Kainuk left the stockade with a stick in her mouth while Narok rolled on the ground enjoying the dust and giving herself a massage. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  Shukuru stopped a few meters from the stockade where she was comforting herself by sucking her trunk. Bomani, Garzi, Kainuk, Orwa, Shukuru and Vuria all had a scratch on the nearby rocks at different times. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  She really is a trunk sucker. Soon after mud bath, Sities, Orwa, Kainuk and Turkwel scratched their necks against the walls of the mud wallow. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  Kainuk pushed Orwa out of the way as she hurried for lucerne while Shukuru and Laragai continued to suck their trunks as they walked slowly towards the Lucerne area. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  On the way to the browsing field, Turkwel, Sities and Kainuk took a break to feed on a shrub that had lovely juicy new shoots. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  In the bush, Sities was kissing Narok, Orwa was mounting Laragai and Turkwel was using Kainuk as a scratching wall. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  Shortly before mud bath time, Sities and Teleki also participated in sliding and slipping around on the wet earth. The orphans were smiling throughout the day. 
 
At mud bath time, the orphans only took their milk then headed to the water trough where instead of drinking water, Mutara, Turkwel, Kainuk, Vuria and Sities were blowing bubbles into the water; the reason being that in the bush the orphans had done enough mud bathing and drinking. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  October  2014  At mud bath time, the sun was hot and Bongo, Teleki, Narok, Kainuk and Laragai participated fully in the mud wallowing exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  In the morning, Kainuk fed close to Orwa while Orwa scratched his ear Kainuk put her trunk to Orwa's mouth communicating something we couldn’t to him. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2014  he orphans had a quiet afternoon as they only concentrated on browsing. It was only Kainuk who took a break from feeding and played in the soil but no one was interested in joined her. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2014  Only Sities, Laragai, Shukuru, Bongo and Mutara decided to soil dust today. At one time there was a standoff between Kainuk and Kanjoro when Kainuk blocked Kanjoro from passing near her, Kanjoro surrendered and went around the mud bath and joined the rest of the orphans. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2014  Eventually she gave up on any thoughts of scratching on that particular rock. 
In the bush the temperatures soared and Kainuk decided to relax under a tree with her ears flapping in an effort to cool herself down before she resumed browsing. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  September  2014  anjoro, Turkwel and Kainuk fed separately from the others. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2014  Laragai charged out of the mud hole playing with Teleki and encouraging some fun and games in the water. Orwa and Kainuk were busy scratching on the nearby acacia tree as Garzi rolled in the hard earth near to where the visitor’s concrete bench is. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2014  s the orphans waited for the keepers to provide them with lucerne, Kainuk pushed Vuria, who was standing very close to her. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2014  Orwa, Kainuk, Shukuru, Laragai 
enjoyed their soil dusting exercise and were joined by Nasalot. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  August  2014  Later Loijuk and Zurura joined them in mud bathing. Vuria, Ziwa, Bomani, Garzi and Kainuk didn't even think of going near the mud bath but only took water and went to stand under the nearby trees to have a siesta. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2014  At the browsing field, Garzi was feeding close to his friend Vuria while Kainuk was with Turkwel, best friends since tiny babies. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2014   
At the Kalovoto area the orphans browsed on shrubs. At mud bath time, only Kanjoro, Bongo, Mutara, Shukuru, Narok and Kainuk participated in the mud bathing exercise as the others watched from the banks of the mud wallow. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  August  2014  Orwa tried to pull a root up using his feet but it was hard for him and he soon gave up. At soil bath time Shukuru and Kainuk did their best as the rest disappeared into the bush one by one. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2014  Once the baby was up he went straight to push Ziwa and attempted to mount him. Later the baby played with Laragai, Kainuk and Garzi. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2014  Kainuk with her hind legs folded was enjoying sliding along a valley where she was browsing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2014  Six wild bulls also attended mud bath with the juniors as well as two warthogs. Kainuk spotted the warthogs and could not resist chasing them and trumpeting. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2014  Soon after taking water, Narok busied herself scratching against a nearby acacia tree while Orwa and Kainuk opted to rest under a tree that had shade. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2014  Kainuk started the day’s activities by vigorously scratching on a nearby rock and was then joined by Sities, as the rest of the herd was busy feeding. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2014  Kainuk had a good time of playing and trying to climb on a nearby rock. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2014  In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse at the slopes of Ithumba hill. Kainuk came across a green tree and she tried to stretch her trunk to pluck some of the green leaves. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2014  Later the groups parted ways. In the evening, Teleki and Orwa walked side by side as they searched for green pastures and  (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2014  In the field Teleki and Kainuk browsed away from the others. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2014  At the browsing field Kainuk and Laragai took some time to have a little soil dusting fun. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2014  The orphans settled to browse at Kone area. Kainuk and Turwel are good friends and often like to browse together. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2014  Laragai showed interest in Vuria while Makireti and Kainuk were attracted to Ziwa. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2014  At mud bath time, Bomani opted to play a pushing game with Kainuk; however, Kainuk pushed Bomani so hard such that he opted to run away! (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2014  They escorted the babies to the browsing field then disappeared to undisclosed location leaving Kalama, Olare and Naisula behind. Teleki, Bomani and Orwa were so relaxed, such that one wouldn’t know that they had only just arrived in Tsavo! Mutara sniffed them from time to time while Kainuk had a pushing game with Bomani and later Teleki. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2014  During the feeding Shukuru and Kainuk decided to scratch on the nearby rocks. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2014  They settled for lucerne at their usual place and Kainuk and Shukuru had a wonderful time of scratching on the nearby rocks. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2014  As the orphans were feeding on Lucerne, Kainuk, Shukuru and Sities were busy scratching on the nearby trees. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2014  Turkwel, Kainuk and Shukuru scratched against the nearby acacia trees while the rest concentrated on drinking water. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2014  Sities, Kainuk, Shukuru and Turkwel scratched against the nearby trees before Laragai led the way back to the browsing field. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2014  The rest of the group followed her later. At mud bath time, Bongo and Laragai wallowed whilst Kainuk, Narok and Turkwel scratched against the nearby trees. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2014  At mud bath time, the sun was extremely hot but only Shukuru, Kanjoro and Bongo wallowed. Kainuk scratched on the nearby acacia tree while Laragai led the others back to the browsing field. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2014  At mud bath time, only Kanjoro, Mutara and Bongo participated in wallowing. Shukuru headed for soil bath as Kainuk opted to scratch against the acacia trees. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2014  It was another cool day, so only Bongo wallowed while Kainuk, Turkwel and Narok scratched their bodies against the trees. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2014  After the Lucerne, Sities prompted Shukuru, Ishanga, Turkwel and Kainuk to also scratch against the rocks. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2013  This is the third day since Laragai, Narok, Mutara, Sities, Kilabasi, Turkwel and Kainuk went missing so the search continued but only the Ex Orphans were traced, and no Juniors were amongst them. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2013  Narok and Laragai were still nervous and kept on running ahead with Sities, Turkwel, Kainuk, Mutara and Kilabasi. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2013  At 11 a.m. Sities led the first milk dependent Juniors to the mudbath, where Laragai and Narok ran off again, followed by the rest of the orphans. The Keepers tried to follow but only traced one group, later catching up with the rest, namely Laragai, Narok, Mutara, Sities, Turkwel, Kainuk and Kilabasi, returning them to the Stockades late in the evening. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2013  At 9 a.m. Suguta took a group away leaving Mutara, Shukuru, Kilabasi, Sities, Turkwel, Kainuk and Kanjoro who were the only ones at the mudbath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2013  Mutara, Shukuru, Kilabasi, Sities, Turkwel, and Kainuk had Junior bulls Ololoo and Kanjoro with them and browsed close to the Keepers while the rest of the Juniors led by Suguta browsed further away and again did the disappearing trick not showing up at the mudbath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2013  Mulika and Challa, who had arrowheads removed a few days ago, were ushered into one of the Stockades for their extra Dairy Cubes before joining the others at the water trough. Once out in the field, a few of the Ex Orphans turned up to mingle with the Juniors and managed to snatch Kanjoro, Murka, Makireti, Kandecha, Sities, Kainuk, Kilaguni and Kilabasi, all of whom missed both the noon mudbath and milk. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2013  Ololoo joined the wild elephants in wallowing in the mud while, Kainuk, Turkwel and Shukuru joined the big wild boys in drinking water. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2013  Out in the browsing field as usual Kainuk browsed close to b following Turkwel’s every move. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2013  Since the departure of Turkwel, Kainuk and Sities to Tsavo, Kithaka has switched his attachment mainly to Naipoki, with Kihari and Sonje as follow-ups while Lemoyian has chosen Ishaq-B, who previously used to be somewhat pushy towards the youngsters until disciplined by being upgraded to the Big Group of older orphans. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2013  It was the first full day for Turkwel, Kainuk and Sities at Ithumba. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2013  This was the last dawn in the Nairobi Nursery for Turkwel, Kainuk and Sities, all of whom went into the Elephant Mover without a problem, much to everyone’s relief. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2013  Turkwel, Kainuk and Sities left the Nursery in the early hours of the morning for the journey to Ithumba in the Trust’s Elephant Moving Truck. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2013  Turkwel, Kainuk and Sities are still rehearsing for their move to the Ithumba Rehabilitation facility in N. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2013  Jasiri Was happily greeted by Sities, Naipoki, Turkwel and Kainuk but collapsed later and had to be put on intravenous life support again, which brought him to his feet again and in charging mode. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2013  She was in good health. The training of Turkwel, Kainuk and Sities to the Elephant Mover is now going well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2013  The translocation training to the Elephant Moving Truck has begun for Turkwel, Kainuk and Sities, who will shortly be upgraded to the Ithumba Rehabilitation Centre. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2013  We simply could not control the diarrheoa and he lacked the reserves to cope.  
Today, Tano was returned to the Nursery from Ithumba, where she had not been doing well. She was warmly welcomed by her human family, as well as the orphans who had known her previously, especially the girls - Turkwel, Kainuk, Sities, Naipoki and Ishaq-B but also by Orwa. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  March  2013  eaceful night, and was warmly greeted by all the other orphans in the morning, especially Sities, Ishaq-B, Naipoki, Turkwel, Kainuk, Balguda and Ngasha. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2013  m. milk feed, warmly welcomed by Turkwel, Kainuk, Naipoki and Ishaq-B, all of whom surrounded her as she emerged. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2013  ans had a wonderful mudbath today, Kithaka and Barsilinga sliding in the mud and deliberately bumping into one another while Kainuk put on a spirited display of her footballing skills, kicking the ball with her front and hind legs. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2013  Turkwel, Kainuk, Sities, Kihari and Naipoki blocked the Keepers who were trying to open the Gate. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2013  As soon as the orphans were opened up this morning, Turkwel, Kainuk, Sities, Naipoki and Ishaq-B rushed to the door of Lima lima’s stockade to comfort and greet her. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2013  The new calf has been named Ngobor and was welcomed very warmly this morning by Sities, Turkwel, Kainuk, Naipoki and Ishaq-B, all of whom crowded around her Stockade door, reaching their trunks to her in greeting. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2013  Turkwel is still being inhibited by her friend, Kainuk, to become the main Matriarch of the Nursery group. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2013  tion for Leadership of the Nursery orphans between Sities and Turkwel, although Turkwel faces a tougher challenge because of Kainuk who resents her position being usurped by the smaller elephants. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2013  He is the favourite baby of Shukuru and Mutara, usurping the previous privileged position of Kithaka, who is now closer to Turkwel and Kainuk(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2012  On the way they came across a troupe of baboons. Kihari, Kainuk, Turkwel, Kilabasi and Quanza charged at the baboons sending them scattering into the trees. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2012  In the afternoon Turkwel, Kainuk and Tano were browsing together when Kanjoro came to join them. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2012  As usual, as soon as the Big Girls were let out of their Stockades in the morning, they rushed to the Night Quarters of the babies to check up on them, Mutara and Turkwel homing in on Kithaka while Sonje and Kainuk were busy with Lemoyian. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2012  Along with Barsilinga he also enjoys spending time close to the Keepers, but after a while Kainuk comes to collect him and take him back to his Elephant family. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2012  Barsilinga, Kithaka, Ngasha and Faraja thoroughly enjoyed rolling in the mud and sliding on the bodies of the Big Girls, while Lemoyian happily scratched himself against  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2012  As soon as the orphans were let out this morning Sonje and Kainuk instantly focused on the two smallest calves, Lemoyian and poor little Tikondo, who has not been well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2012  Lemoyian has lost a lot of condition, although he is still feeding well. Turkwel and  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2012  For the past two days Teleki has been a good boy, and refrained from running away from the others, instead feeding close to Turkwel and Kainuk(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2012  When the older elephants arrived, Kainuk and Sities splashed mud out of the pool using their front legs, forcing many of the nearby visitors to move further away! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2012  Turkwel and Kainuk lead the way, going into the truck to take their milk as if the ones about to leave for Ithumba. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2012  She has made friends with Naipoki, Ishaq-B, Kainuk and Turkwel. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2012  She was greeted warmly by all the other elephants in the morning, especially Teleki, Kainuk, Sities and Kihari who touched her lovingly with their trunks. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2012  Kihari and Kainuk entertained the visitors by sliding in and out of the mudbath from the slippery banks. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2012  Today at the noon mudbath when Sities, Kainuk, Kanjoro and Sonje were enjoying themselves in the middle of the pool, she barged in and turfed them all out one by one, focusing on Kanjoro whom she pursued poking him with her short tusks as he tried to escape. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2012  The younger females such as Sities, Kihari, Kainuk and Naipoki were also eager for the attention of the baby but respect the right of their elders. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2012  Today, Kainuk had to spend the day without Turkwel by her side, which is the first time ever. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2012  Meanwhile Kilibasi poked  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2012  Turkwel, Kainuk, Orwa and Sonje were the best players who put on a splendid display for their human family. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2012  Returning to the Stockades at 4.30 p.m. she first had to interact with Maxwell before going back in. After taking her milk, she began crying for more, and would not settle until the Keepers complied! 
 
Whilst the Elephants were browsing out in the forest, Ishanga again bit Kainuk’s tail stump, which made him scream. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  May  2012  m. milk feed, the Orphans were in a long line heading out to browse, with Turkwel in the lead. Today, unusually Kainuk was beside Mutara at the end of the column, seemingly having mistaken Mutara for Turkwel! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2012  Kainuk is very greedy for her milk, running and bellowing ahead of all the others. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2012  Today it was obviously the turn of Turkwel who remained with Kithaka, Barsilinga and Balguda while all the other elephants went deeper into the forest to browse, even her special love, Kainuk(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2012  The elephants emerged from their Night quarters in a happy mood on a beautiful sunny morning, Kainuk and Turkwel running around trumpeting and “bush-bashing”. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2012  Ishanga continues to behave badly towards her peers, especially Kainuk and Turkwel at the mudbath hour as they ran for their milk, continually blocking them from overtaking her and pushing them aggressively after they have taken milk. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2012  Kainuk has always been a Pushy member of the Nursery herd, often pushing Kihari, who has always been a gentle little girl. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2012  With the arrival of Balguda, Turkwel and Kainuk now share a large Stockade, which suits them well since they are very close. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2012  After the oiling, all the orphans have a busy time dusting themselves, youngsters such as Ishaq-B, Sities, Kainuk and Naipoki having a playful time bumping into each other and rolling around. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2012  Naipoki and Ishaq-B also challenged one another while Turkwel, Tano, Kainuk and Sities enjoyed a soil bath, Orwa and Ishanga keeping Murera company. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2012  m., and proceeded on down past the mudbath area, roaring intermittently. Sities, Naipoki and Kainuk were especially happy to welcome daylight and their Keepers, playfully romping around the yard waiting for little Kithaka to emerge. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2012  Turkwel and Kainuk were waiting outside his stable door to welcome him. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2012  Today little Kithaka remained with his Keepers who tried to encourage him to take his milk. Turkwel and  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2012  The Big Girls, Mutara, Shukuru, Makireti and Turkwel express their affection to all the younger ones such as Kainuk, Naipoki, Ishaq-B, Kihari and Sities, but Kithaka is the Nursery favourite of them all. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2012  Kainuk and Kihari have long been rivals. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2012  Today it was Turkwel’s turn to have Kithaka. She was with him the entire day, and when  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2012  Kainuk, Ishanga and Ishaq-B were the most vociferous with Kithaka running around in circles his ears spread wide. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2012  eir stockades the orphans rushed to the new arrival greeting her warmly with Kasigau, Ishanga, Turkwel, Shukuru, Naipoki and Kainuk pushing each other to get closer to the newest member of their group. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2012  Upon exiting the stockades the younger orphans, Sities, Kainuk, Kihari, and Ishaq-B had fun running around pushing and shoving each other. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2012  Sities who was leading the group quickly turned around and ran to her keepers. Sities, Naipoki, Ishaq-B, Kihari and  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2012  Turkwel, Kainuk, Kilabasi and Ishanga were busy greeting Sonje. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2012  Kainuk has been disciplining Ishaq-B today because of her naughty behavior, whilst Orwa continues to be close to the keepers enjoying their company and especially his milk feeds, as he’s always first in the line, running up to his bottle. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2012  Kainuk has been in a very playful mood today and managed to get Kihari to play with her. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2012  After the 9 a.m. feed Moju was allowed out, closely surrounded by Tano, Mutara, Sities, Turkwel and Kainuk, all of whom paid her special attention, reluctant to leave her and join the others out in the bush, but the Keepers forced them to go out to feed, Tano and Mutara protesting by bashing bushes as they left. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2012  The orphans welcomed the new day with Stockade games, Kihari and Kainuk who are close playmates nowadays, while Ishanga challenged Mutara to a Pushing Match. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2012  e. Mutara, Makireti, Tano, Shukuru, Naipoki, Sities, Turkwel, Ishaq-B and Kainuk crowding around little Kithaka to escort him out. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2012  Kainuk is jealous of Naipoki, perhaps because Naipoki tends to be more social and the Keepers fraternize a great deal with her. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2012  When Kithaka noticed Sities and Kainuk playing a Pushing Game, he rushed towards them and instantly they stop what they were doing to greet him. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2012  m. feed, Kainuk decided to baby-sit little Kithaka who was beside Makireti. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2012  The orphans were very happy this morning, especially Naipoki, Ishaq-B, Kihari, Sities and Kainuk(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2012  The two then went to join the others who were playing at the back. Sities rushed to Kainuk to continue the confrontation they had yesterday, but were interrupted by the arrival of Kilabasi. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2012  As usual Orwa, who is still slower than the others, brings up the rear with the Keepers. On the way Kainuk and Sities decided to settle an old score in a Pushing Bout when, by mistake, Kainuk hit Kilabasi, which did not go down at all well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2011  Turkwel saw what was happening and chased Kihari as Ishaq-B, who also chases Orwa, hid behind Kainuk(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2011  Kainuk was busy running around the compound trying to find someone to play pushing games with while Ishanga charged at a family of warthogs scattering them all over the place. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2011  Kihari and Kainuk were having the most fun as they also engaged in pushing games, made all the more difficult as they slipped on the wet earth. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2011  Orwa spent the morning browsing close to the keepers as he gets bullied by Kihari, Kainuk and Ishaq-B who seem to enjoy head butting him. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2011  Sities, Naipoki and Kainuk kept the visitors entertained by running up and down the cordon getting mud over those close to the rope. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2011  Naipoki, Ishaq-B, Kihari, Sities and Kainuk were especially enjoying themselves and continued playing long after the rest had began browsing. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2011  As the orphans waited for the 9am milk feed Kainuk and Kihari engaged in strength pushing games. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2011  She watches over them and comes running when they cry or scream. Kainuk is constantly fighting with Ishaq-b and Kihari. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2011  Naipoki and Kainuk enjoyed this most hiding behind bushes then coming out charging with their ears spread wide. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2011  Mutara remained behind with the babies, Kithaka and Sasab who were anxious to suckle her ears for comfort. Meanwhile Kainuk, Sities, Naipoki, Ishanga, Kilabasi and Turkwel played dramatically, anxious to please the filming crew. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2011  Kainuk, Naipoki, Tano and Sities put on a good show, bumping and pushing each other, glad to have the attention of the visiting Journalist. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2011  Kainuk, Sities, Kihari and Naipoki had a happy time playing and rolling on the ground, bumping into each other while the Bigger orphans concentrated on picking out new shoots. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2011  However, the Big Elephants enjoyed themselves, Naipoki, Kainuk and Sities slipping and sliding happily in the mud and playing in the rain pools. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2011  Sometimes Kainuk appears scared of little Sasab! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2011  Kainuk and Sities are jealous of Ishaq-B because of the attention lavished on her by Turkwel. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2011  Meanwhile Kainuk and Naipoki ran away! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2011  At the mudbath hour Sities put on an impressive display for the visitors as none of the elephants wanted to wallow while Kainuk kept on trying to chase Ishaq-B away from Turkwel, so the Keepers had to stand between the two. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2011  Kainuk is becoming naughty. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2011  Later Tano and Naipoki led the others out to browse where Kainuk and Sities started another fight to settle an age-old grudge. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2011  On the way out Naipoki was head-butted by Kainuk from behind, which resulted in a fight, watched closely by Turkwel, who moved in to separate them. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2011  The rest of the day was peaceful, but for Ishanga interrupting the younger orphans, Naipoki Ishaq-B and Kainuk while they were browsing. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2011  Heavy rain and thunder during the night disturbed Sities and Kainuk, both of whom screamed fearfully and had a sleepless night. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2011  All browsed quietly throughout the afternoon, although Sities and  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2011  In the forest Sities and Kainuk had an old score to settle, over which the Keepers had to intervene, since Kainuk still does not have full vision in the damaged eye which gave Sities the upper hand. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2011  Turkwel seems to be distancing herself from Kainuk these days. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2011  The Keepers intervened but Ishanga continued to push Shukuru who was already on the ground, screaming. Kainuk enjoys playing with Naipoki, lying on the ground so that Naipoki can climb onto her, overseen by Tano. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2011  He also defended  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2011  Naipoki, Sities, Tano and Kainuk led the rush back to the Keepers, followed by the others, with Mutara, Makireti and Shukuru standing guard in the background, all with outspread ears! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2011  As soon as the Orphans reached the forest, Makireti, Shukuru, Sities and Kainuk initiated a Bush-Bashing game, running around trumpeting. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2011  After oiling, all rolled in the soil, Naipoki, Tano, Sities and Kainuk keeping clear of pushy individuals such as Ishanga and Dabassa. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2011  Sities misbehaved by pushing Kainuk and was warned by the Keepers. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2011  The orphans enjoyed an active mudbath today since the weather was conducive, after which Naipoki, Sities and  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2011  Instead of running for their milk as usual, Shukuru and Kainuk went straight to enjoy a dustbath by which time the others had downed their milk and also went to enjoy the fresh soil. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2011  Kihari was joined by Mutara,  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2011  Rombo is now coming to the mudbath, along with the other orphans, and is settling down well. Sities and Kainuk do not get on well together. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2011  Mutara enjoyed chasing the warthog family who usually follow the elephants into the bush, soon joined by Kainuk, who also enjoys this game. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2011  Earlier the lioness had chased a bushbuck past the orphans, scaring them all, especially Kainuk, who ran off screaming. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2011  Kainuk’s eye still is showing no sign of healing and is obviously causing her a lot of pain. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2011  Turkwel, Ishanga and Kainuk then spotted the warthogs, who were awaiting their turn, and chased them deep into the bush. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2011  Kainuk has a very bad eye, having been playing out in the forest, where a twig probably pierced her eye. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2011  Kainuk and Naipoki enjoyed rubbing their bodies against the older elephants after the oiling, while the older elephants enjoyed rolling in the soil. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2011  Having picked up Mumbushi, they were in high spirits and all ran trumpeting and playing into the forest. Turkwel and Kainuk are inseparable. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2011  Sities is getting jealous of Kainuk(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2011  Sities loves wallowing, and had a lovely time at the mudbath, rolling and splashing mud to entice Shukuru and Kainuk to join her. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2011  Sities sought out Kainuk, with a score to settle, and as soon as the two met up, it was a strength-testing exercise to determine who is strongest. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2011  Trumpeting and Rumbling filled the morning as the orphans played around the compound in the morning, Kainuk and Sities competing to see who is the stronger. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2011  hans emerged in the morning, all gathered around Kilabasi’s stockade to greet her, Mutara, Makireti, Ishanga and Turkwel and Kainuk all trying to console and comfort her. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2011  Again Kilabasi resisted the public viewing hour. Naipoki and Kainuk enjoyed climbing on the older elephants, Naipoki over Mutara and Kainuk over Turkwel, who is her adopted mother. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2011  Once out browsing, Kainuk spotted a family of warthogs and ran back to alert the others. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2011  Even Naipoki, Sities and  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2011  30 p.m. Kainuk and Sities stopped browsing and confronted one another to sort out some problem. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2011  Kainuk has begun to behave in a puzzling manner, especially at the mudbath, when she refuses her milk and begins to push her best friend, Turkwel, as though wanting Turkwel’s share instead. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2011  Again  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2011  Naipoki had her own small mudbath on the side to avoid being knocked over in the melee. Kainuk is beginning to be another handful. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2011  Mutara and Makireti then took over from Shukuru, who engaged Chemi Chemi in a Pushing Match. Turkwel and Kainuk browsed calmly outside their stables until the Keepers summonsed them to go to the bush to feed. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2011  It was a cold morning, so Naipoki, Kainuk and Sities wore double blankets today. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2011  In the evening  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2011  Sities, Shukuru, Kainuk and Turkwel split from the rest of the group to browse behind the Stockades. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2011  Ishanga behaved badly at the mudbath today, continually head butting all the other elephants. Kainuk was careful to keep close to Turkwel. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2011  Kalama, Mutara, Kainuk and Shukuru were first in the mudbath today, the others finding the weather somewhat too cool to wallow. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2011  Ishanga remains “pushy”. One day having head butted Kainuk, the Keepers forced her to spend time out alone as a punishment (still keeping a close eye on her). (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2011  Today, the decision was made to return the Nursery elephants to their original stables, so that Kainuk could be next door to Turkwel and Mutara next door to Naipoki and Sities back where she was before, between Shukuru and Tano. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2011  Since the departure of Olare, Mutara has taken over the role of Matriarch, and is very caring of Naipoki, Sities and  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2011  Kainuk and Turkwel are very close friends. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2011  There was a light drizzle of rain this morning, so the small babies such as Naipoki and Kainuk were not allowed out with the Older Group and nor was ailing Kudup. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2011  Kainuk is becoming very greedy for her milk, running ahead of all the others and bellowing if it is not there for her on arrival, often displaying anger by going down on her knees. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2011  Today when the orphans returned to their Night Stables, Turkwel went ahead of Kainuk who then ran back to the bush rumbling and screaming to look for her. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2011  They waited until the girls were all in the mudbath so that they could mount onto them, but Olare and Mutara kept a close eye on Naipoki and  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2011  Kainuk spent about half an hour playing with Turkwel, her night neighbour this morning. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2011  However, it entailed the input of the Keepers to get her out. Another scream followed, this time from Naipoki when  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2011  For the first time Naisula and Kitirua are taking a great interest in little Kainuk and Naipoki, both babies having formed a strong bond of friendship with one another. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2011  Now that Kainuk has joined the fold, Olare has three babies to shower with care and affection, and has willingly shared Sities and Naipoki with Murka although she still spends time with all three babies, lying in the long grass so that they can all play on top of her. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2011  Ishanga remains very jealous of Kainuk’s love of Mutara. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2011  There was a heavy shower as the orphans exited their stockades, which meant that Kudup, Naipoki and Kainuk remained in their stockades out of the rain while the rest of the orphans enjoying the wet earth and small rain pools that were forming. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2011  Rain fell throughout the night and due to the gloomy weather Kudup, Kainuk and Naipoki were all kept in the stockades until the day warmed up. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2011  Both these orphans can be a handful as they like to throw their weight around and have to be disciplined by Olare and the other older females. The youngsters enjoyed being rubbed with coconut oil before having a dustbath where Mutara, Makireti and Turkwel lay down inviting Naipoki and  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2011  At 3pm there was a heavy downpour and the orphans, with the exception of Kudup,  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2011  Today while everyone was having their milk bottle at the mudbath Ishanga pushed Kainuk onto the water trough knocking it over, spilling the water all over Kainuk(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2011  Kainuk has settled into her new surroundings very well and loves being in the company of the older girls in the group, especially Olare who dotes on her. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2011  Immediately Olare ran to protect Naipoki, while Mutara did the same for Kainuk(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2011  Whilst Olare was so occupied, Mutara took control of  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2011  Today, being Friday, was the day when all have coconut oil rubbed on their skin, so it was the first time for Kainuk(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2011  Kainuk has settled down incredibly rapidly. (read more...) view
 

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