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Ithumba Unit  October  2017  Karisa had already disappeared with Dupotto and Kelelari in the past and a search was mounted immediately. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  It remains to be seen if Kelelari will find his way back just as Karisa has done. (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
Nursery Unit  May  2017  Ukame, Maramoja, Galla, Ndotto, Ndiwa and Wanjala who had attached themselves to the main herd since their older friends left for Ithumba, now browsed in the company of Kauro who seemed to have taken over the position of Kelelari as an older bull. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  They were unlucky as obviously Kauro is older and bigger and he quickly defended himself against the two boys who, since Kelelari left, were enjoying the highest rank. (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  On the way Kelelari tried to challenge Oltaiyoni but quickly surrendered when Oltaiyoni turned to him with a serious face and threatened to teach him a lesson. (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  At eleven o'clock in the morning and time for milk feed, Dupotto teamed up with the first group while Karisa and Kelelari teamed up with Kamok in second group. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  Ndotto was leading the group that browses a bit further ahead during the day which was normally led by Dupotto and Kelelari, including Ukame, Maramoja, Galla, Wanjala and Rapa. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2017  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  Karsia’s stockade was located a few meters away from Kelelari and Dupotto’s so he was brought out first. (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  He seems to be ready along with Dupotto and Kelelari(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  This morning he had gone for a short walk with Ukame, Kelelari, Ndotto, Pare and Lasayen and when he returned he found Mbegu surrounded by the babies. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  Kelelari is in the same boat though and accepted the lorry much better than we thought; it just goes to show all of our orphans are very different. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  On the ground beneath there were many wild fruits that had fallen and all the elephants were very busy trying to eat as many of them as they could. 
 
At the mud bath milk feeding today it was still chilly and none of the orphans wanted to go into the mud bath; that was of course except for Enkesha who can’t leave the mud bathing area without going in at least once! Kelelari was the only one that went in from the second group though and all the others just watched him from the edges. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  May  2017   
 
The lorry training for those graduating to the Rehabilitation stockade in Tsavo begun at the 9am feed today. Kelelari, Dupotto, Karisa, Ukame, Galla and Wanjala will all be leaving within the next few months. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  April  2017  Maramoja, Wanjala, Godoma, Ukame, Karisa, Kelelari, Rapa, Ndotto, Galla, Lasayen, Sana Sana, Ngilai and Ndiwa were all walking out and as the young baboons bounced around on their mothers back and they all chatted loudly, Maramoja, Galla, Wanjala an Karisa marched after them with their ears erect and trumpeting as they stamped around, a show of strength to see the baboons away. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  It was funny to watch Kelelari this morning walking towards Maxwell’s lucerne as he usually does, greedily approaching Maxwell’s gate where it is put for him, only to find Maxwell already there and sleeping on the delicious grass in such a way that Kelelari could not pull it out to feed on it! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  Nowadays it is not just Tamiyoi but also Murit, Pare, Kelelari, Mbegu and Dupotto who can be seen running out of their stockades in the morning and into the pens of their friends like Jotto, Esampu, Malima, Kuishi, Mteto and Mundusi to see if they have any left over lucerne pellets! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  Today in the early morning they were spotted pushing each other with playful tiny Ndotto really taking on the challenge and even trying to climb on Mbegu! Mbegu tried to warn Ndotto from taking the game too seriously, but their game had already drawn the attention of Kelelari who was jealous of Ndotto, and he came over to push Ndotto away so he could enjoy playing with Mbegu too and climbing. (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  They both put up a vigorous fight which eventually drew the interest of Kelelari, though when he joined the two boys they swiftly ended their duel, due to his big size and length of tusks compared to them! (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  On their way to the 3pm milk feeding time, Pare, Mundusi, Kelelari and Galla were the first to dust themselves, followed by the rest of the herd once they saw how much fun those 4 were having. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  Dupotto was there too but only for a short time as she was not too friendly with one of the babies, so she went to join Kelelari, Galla, Wanjala and Ukame who had less interest in the babies. (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  Kelelari, the biggest boy, was also not being very nice to her, whenever she came close, but otherwise she had a very enjoyable and relaxed morning, and that is why we decided it would be okay for her to attend the public visit. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  When Mbegu started running, the whole family got involved and the air was filled with rumbling and trumpeting. The big boy Kelelari was left standing alone and confused wondering what the commotion was all about. (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  ns 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  Walking out into the forest this morning we watched as Kelelari tried to chase Maramoja and climb on her. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  Rapa tried to turn back to collect the prize root they had been fighting over, but he was not in luck as big boy Kelelari had come over and was digging at the root himself. (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  des 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  Most of the orphans were busy browsing out in the forest this morning, but it was very funny to watch Kelelari play a pushing game with little Ndotto. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017   
 
Ukame has spent her day in the usual company of Karisa, Wanjala, Maramoja and  (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  February  2017  Today Galla spent most of his time in the company of Kelelari, the big baby! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  Some who weren’t in the mood for playing were more interested in browsing like Ukame, Dupotto, Kelelari and Ambo. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  He faced him and they began wrestling and he did indeed manage to defeat him, but he knew that when Rapa made it out of the mud he would be in trouble so he ran away to hide amongst the rest of the group. Rapa was furious that Wanjala had beat him at wrestling and indeed went to look for Wanjala and he found him standing beside big boy Kelelari(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Kelelari is settling in so well and he has come to understand that the herd is not all about dominance or who is the strongest, but about togetherness – a family of young orphans just like him. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  At 6am in the morning it was another new day for Kelelari to accompany his new family to the forest. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  At around 2pm, big boy Kelelari finally got to leave his stockade and join the others out in the forest. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  and she didn’t want to be shut on the lorry too so she quickly walked off and gave the keepers a hard time by standing near Kelelari’s stockade, which was her old stockade too! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  As the orphans were coming out of their stockades this morning to begin their new day, Kamok and Roi were busy greeting Kelelari through his stockade gate by entwining their trunks with his. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  Kelelari seems to enjoy his life in the stockade - every morning when his neighbour Dupotto goes out to the forest he doesn't seem to mind and watches them all walk away while he munches on his greens. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  When she got there she went straight into Dupotto's pen to spend some time communicating with Kelelari in his stockade. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  Compared to the other new boy there is quite a stark difference as even though he is older, Kelelari is much calmer in his stockade. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  We have called him Kelelari and he is probably almost 3. (read more...) view
 

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