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Ithumba Unit  December  2017  After their morning milk feed, Karisa picked a branch and left with it as he walked out of the stockade, where it was taken from him by the temperamental Ukame. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2017  Karisa left with a branch in his mouth early in the morning. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2017  Barsilinga settled to browse with Tusuja while Karisa teamed up with Sapalan. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2017  Kamok led Karisa and Dupotto in first group as they headed for the noon bottle feeds. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2017  An hour later, Mutara and her group parted ways with the orphans. At eleven o'clock in the morning, Kamok led Namalok and Karisa in the first group for their noon milk bottle. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2017  Ukame settled to feed with Lemoyian as Namalok teamed up with Rapa to browse. The quiet, independent Karisa had a misunderstanding with Kauro that prompted Karisa to lightly push Kauro and walk off to feed on his own. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2017  Enkikwe settled to browse with Karisa while Maramoja settled to feed with Rapa. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2017  Led by the independent Karisa, the orphans headed straight to the bush and settled to browse at Kone area. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2017  Soon after the juniors had their morning milk, the independent Karisa led the way out as the rest of the team followed behind him. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2017  Karisa led the way out soon after the morning milk. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2017  Siangiki had an itchy neck and used a nearby tree to scratch it. Naseku, Galla and Karisa teamed up to browse. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2017  Bomani, who left us and joined the wild without tusks, now has something to boast about because at long last the tusks have come out! Bomani tackled Tusuja in an effort to show him that he should not mess around with him since he is a new Bomani, with tusks! Sapalan and Namalok took a break from feeding to engage in soil dusting exercise as Karisa stayed close by. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2017  Boromoko, who embraces the spirit of sharing, teamed up with Enkikwe to feed from the shrubs while Karisa settled to feed with Namalok, though from time to time Karisa would take some leaves from Namalok’s mouth. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2017  The ground was very slippery following the 30mm of rain we received early before dawn. Karisa, who isn’t very attached to any of the orphans, was the first one to leave the stockade. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2017  Karisa, who never appears concerned with whatever is happening around him, kept himself busy with soil dusting as the rest of herd were familiarizing themselves with the new babies. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2017  The cool and cautious Karisa, who dislikes being pushed by his friends, settled for a scratching game on the edge of the water trough. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2017  Galla was seen playing in a natural mud pool with Tusuja, rolling around in the mud. Karisa was running here and there again trying to run off into the bush and the keepers were kept on their toes trying to keep him with the herd. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2017  Orwa, Narok and Bomani were still with the group. Karisa was running about and was very impatient but we were not sure why. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2017  More independent orphans like Barsilinga, Laragai, Kithaka and Garzi stayed behind with a reluctant Karisa as well joining their group; he had already experienced life in the wild and thought that he did not have to go for his milk either. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2017  The other orphans were busy browsing and later, Mutara’s herd came to join them again. Karisa seemed rather overexcited for no reason and the other elephants steered clear of him! (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2017  Shukuru and Kamok were busy browsing separately. Galla scratched his feet on a bent tree while Karisa was browsing as he scratched his bottom at the same time. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2017  Other elephants were spread out throughout the bush to browse. Olsekki and Sirimon browsed together while Karisa walked here and there in search of fresh leaves. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2017  Shukuru was the most playful and Lemoyian was playing on the ground along the road. Karisa tried to a tree to ground level to reach the leaves to eat. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2017  The orphans were busy browsing in the bush with Karisa and Tusuja enjoying the cold morning. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2017  After mud bath time, the orphans settled to browse in the upper Kalovoto area where Karisa had a brief chat with Enkikwe. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2017  As the orphans were drinking water at the mud bath water trough, Karisa was forced to have a cold bath when without warning, Lemoyian came up from behind and pushed him into the water. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2017  In the evening Karisa and Lemoyian led the way to the mud bath where all the orphans participated in wallowing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2017  The sun was hot but only Boromoko, Olsekki, Enkikwe, Siangiki, Naseku and Karisa decided to wallow. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2017  Karisa left the stockade with a branch in his mouth that he continued to enjoy while waiting for lucerne. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2017  Yatta’s group showed up moments after the orphans had left for browsing. Ukame settled to browse with Karisa as Naseku took a break from feeding to scratch her itchy neck against a nearby tree. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2017  Karisa and Galla carried their little piles of lucerne and moved away from their friends. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2017  Karisa settled to browse with Boromoko as Sirimon and Dupotto settled for a soil dusting exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2017  Later the orphans, led by Shukuru, headed back to the browsing field where Garzi, Karisa, Ukame and Laragai relaxed under a tree. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2017  It was a quiet morning without any wild elephants or Ex Orphans joining the orphans to feast on lucerne. Karisa was feeding close to Barsilinga and received a rude shock when Barsilinga just knocked him down out of the blue and for no apparent reason. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2017  Karisa settled for a soil dusting exercise while Dupotto settled to browse with Kamok. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2017  Some of our orphans joined the wild bulls in the mud bath fun while Karisa was very busy scratching on a fallen tree. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2017  Kama headed straight to where Karisa was feeding and tried to put her trunk in Karisa's mouth, but Karisa didn't entertain Kama and moved away. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2017  Dupotto settled to browse with Sokotei while Wanjala settled to browse with Karisa(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2017  Orok came to mud bath accompanied by his friends and then walked down to join the juniors to mud bath. Soon after Karisa had enough of wallowing, he walked up to the water trough and joined some wild bulls that were drinking water. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2017  Boromoko and Olsekki started their activities out in the bush by wrestling and pushing each other while Karisa used a shrub to scratch his itchy foot and leg. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  Karisa and Shukuru left the stockade with branches in their mouths that they continued to chew on as they waited for the lucerne to be distributed. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  On the way she was overtaken by Shukuru. After having enough of the mud, Karisa then led the way back to the stockade. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  As usual, they settled to eat their supplement lucerne. A while later, Galla had a disagreement with Karisa when Karisa tried to stretch his trunk to share the lucerne that Galla was feeding on. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  Barsilinga had a brief chat with Buchuma before heading back to the browsing field. Karisa, Shukuru, Naseku and Dupotto took decided to relax under a tree for a bit. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  Boromoko started the day’s activities by engaging Olsekki in a pushing game that ended in a draw. Ukame, Karisa, Dupotto and Kamok took a break from feeding to participate in a soil dusting exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  Wanjala had a disagreement with Karisa when he tried to take lucerne from Karisa's mouth. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  Olsekki finished his game of rolling on the ground and went to tackle Boromoko. At mud bath, Tusuja led the first group as Karisa led the second one. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  t eleven o'clock in the morning, Naisula and Kitirua escorted the juniors to the mud bath. The orphans, led by Karisa, fully participated in the wallowing exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  At the stockade compound, the orphans were joined by Narok and Bongo. Karisa was being bullied by Galla and Boromoko and kept on moving from one pile of lucerne to another so as to avoid being pushed by the boys. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  They called out Karisa and the baby seemed to remember that name. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2017  Mutara and Chaimu’s groups were not there and we are still hopeful our new arrivals Kelelari, Dupotto and Karisa are with them. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2017  We woke to a stressful morning after Karisa, Dupotto and Kelelari failed to turn up overnight and the search for them continues. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2017  The keepers started gathering the scattered ones and came to realize that Kelelari, Dupotto and Karisa were not amongst the other orphans. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2017  Only Kelelari and Karisa briefly splashed water behind their ears before following their friends to browse some more. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2017  Boromoko engaged Roi in a light strength testing exercise and later engaged Olsekki in a pushing game as Karisa rolled on the ground in happiness. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2017  Dupotto made sure that she was in the first group while the inseparable Karisa and Kelelari were in forth group. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  Ukame, Maramoja and Wanjala are still quite nervous of walking deeper into the forest since their older friends Kelelari, Karisa and Dupotto left. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2017  It was the second day for the new arrivals at Ithumba and Karisa led the way out. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2017  Teleki was missing from Narok’s group and appeared to have teamed up with the senior Ex Orphans. When the babies came out Narok was the first one to welcome them and entwined her trunk with Kelelari and later moved to stand with Karisa(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  Dupotto and Kelelari walked behind their keepers straight into the lorry and their doors were closed but when Karisa got close to the lorry he stopped and turned back. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2017  At ten o'clock in the morning, Kelelari, Dupotto and Karisa arrived. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  Today is the last day for Dupotto, Karisa and Kelelari in the Nursery. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  Sana Sana saw this and left her own bottle and went to go and sort Esampu out. She grabbed Esampu’s tail from behind and started pushing her in the hind, away from the wheelbarrow and poor Malima. Esampu shouted as she was pushed away but she was put in her place by the older Sana Sana once again! 
 
Today’s transportation lorry training went very well and even Karisa accepted his milk bottle inside the lorry at both feeding times, without any difficulty. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  May  2017  30 and their time to return home to their night pens.  
 
Finally this evening, with the guidance and company of Mbegu, Karisa entered the truck. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  May  2017  Since his moving lorry training has begun, Karisa gets very nervous when the herd begins to separate so that he and his older friends can go and have their milk in the lorry, so they get used to it. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  g on for those that are moving to Ithumba but only Wanjala, Dupotto and Kelelari are showing good signs and Galla, Ukame and  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  Kelelari, Dupotto, Karisa, Ukame, Galla and Wanjala will all be leaving within the next few months. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  Maramoja, Wanjala, Godoma, Ukame, Karisa, Kelelari, Rapa, Ndotto, Galla, Lasayen, Sana Sana, Ngilai and Ndiwa were all walking out and as the young baboons bounced around on their mothers back and they all chatted loudly, Maramoja, Galla, Wanjala an Karisa marched after them with their ears erect and trumpeting as they stamped around, a show of strength to see the baboons away. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  Kelelari’s behaviour made them all start charging and trumpeting, though Kelelari over took them and was far ahead, with Ndiwa, Mteto, Mundusi and Karisa chasing after him. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  t to browse, the majority of them, especially the young growing bulls like Ndotto, Lasayen, Ngilai, Murit, Pare, Wanjala and Karisa, were all very busy initiating and enjoying pushing games. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  During the public visit today many of the orphans were enjoying a lengthy mud bath with Mbegu, Ukame, Galla, Kelelari and Karisa being the first in and making such a display that it attracted the attention of all the others as well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  Their lack of interest prompted poor Kelelari to protest and stamp his feet, and begin trumpeting as well, which succeeded in drawing the attention of Galla and Wanjala, but also Karisa, Ukame, Dupotto, Maramoja and Ndiwa who all came running over and they all enjoyed a busy time of running around in and out of the bushes, trumpeting and stamping with excitement. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  The babies were yelling amongst themselves too, and fighting over who got right of the hanging blanket. Godoma’s group led the whole herd over, and when they arrived they enjoyed touching and embracing the little babies, though Kelelari, Karisa and Pare all shied away from being touched by the babies. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  Pare was having a nice pushing game with Karisa when Rapa came over and pushed him. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  Whilst almost the whole herd turned back to the stockades in fear, Karisa, Kelelari and Ndotto were not even bothered by the commotion and simply carried on browsing. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  She was accompanied by Karisa(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  As the orphans were heading out deeper into the forest today, Ukame, Kelelari, Karisa, Maramoja, Galla and Wanjala encountered a herd of giraffes and their young. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  As all the orphans were browsing deep in the forest in the early morning, all of a sudden Ndotto, Lasayen, Pare, Karisa, Maramoja, Ukame and Kelelari were frightened by some buffalo bulls that were fighting each other in the bushes. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  As the orphans were busy walking out of their stockades this morning, Karisa and Pare were seen running, chasing after Malkia and Sana Sana as they had found the girls busy enjoying their own game and they wanted to join in too. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  This morning when all the orphans were out in the forest, it was usual to see them all browsing closely together as one unit, unlike other days when some individuals break away from the herd and enjoy browsing in their own desired direction, especially Ukame, Karisa, Kelelari, Maramoja, Galla and Wanjala, but today these elephants were all browsing with the others in the herd as well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  The big orphans especially like to walk deep into the forest; Ukame, Kelelari, Karisa, Maramoja, Galla and Wanjala like to walk even further off. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  Kelelari, Ukame and Karisa took the lead of the orphan herd taking big strides to head out deeper into the forest, which is the norm for them these days. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  ns came out of their stockades and walked out into the forest, most of the orphans settled to browse whilst Ukame, Maramoja, Karisa, Wanjala, Galla and Kelelari were seen taking their own group out deeper into the forest. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017   
 
Ukame has spent her day in the usual company of  (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  February  2017  This is something we have started seeing in Kelelari, Ukame, Karisa, Maramoja and Wanjala who were all rescued at a slightly older age. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Because he normally wonders off with Ukame and Karisa and they were in the herd still, the keepers assumed he was there too. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  He seems to have learnt that she is also the matriarch of this little nursery herd. Mbegu, Karisa, Ndotto and Lasayen escorted him home earlier than the normal time at 4. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Missing from the scene again were Ukame, Karisa and Wanjala again but this time the little girl Malima too. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Day after day Karisa, Ukame and Malima are moulding their relationship – becoming firm friends and going everywhere together, even though Malima is so much younger. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Upon seeing them Dupotto, Maramoja, Ndotto, Pare, Lasayen, Rapa, Mbegu, Karisa and Ukame quickly turned into the thicket and started charging and trumpeting prompting the other orphans to scamper into the bushes as well, sending the unimposing impala sprinting away in all directions. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  When the orphans were out in the forest in the early morning, Ukame, Karisa and Wanjala frightened the others by trying to lead them deep into the forest where Oltaiyoni, Roi and Naseku used to lead them. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  ual to witness all of the orphans browsing close to their keepers, even the older ones like Naseku, Kauro, Tusuja, Maramoja, Karisa and Ukame were all browsing close instead of walking off further. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  The orphans used to be led out by Oltiayoni and Roi but today Naseku led Kauro, Tusuja, Galla, Wanjala, Karisa, Ukame and little Ambo out to the forest. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  Out in the forest this morning we watched as young Karisa enjoyed a playful pushing game with Tusuja, proving that he really is becoming truly settled into the nursery family and daily routine. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  Today Kuishi, Luggard and Karisa started officially attending the public visit. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  Today Ukame missed going out with Malima to the forest and instead she had Karisa as her little companion for the day. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  After the 9am feed this morning, Mbegu, Roi, Oltaiyoni, Tamiyoi and Ndotto went back to the stockades to escort Karisa out for the first time today! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  Every day when Karisa sees the other orphans walk out of their stables and out into the forest he is left very agitated and gets into a charging mood in his stockade, mock charging anyone that comes up to or walks past his gate. (read more...) view
 

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