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Kinango has lost a great deal of condition during his teething process (the eruption of the first four molars always causes difficulty in the infant elephants). He is still feeding well, and his stools are firmer, but he has undergone an infusion of Saline and Dextrose to restore his strength. Mutara gives him a great deal of love and attention which he needs. Little Rukinga is still doing well and along with Barsilinga enjoys remaining close to the Keepers, unlike Kinango and Kithaka who enjoy the company of the Big Girls more. 

Rukinga by a tree

Kithaka playing


Ngasha was out with the others again today enjoying the protection and care of all the Big Girls. At the Public viewing hour he tried to walk away, but having noticed that none of the others followed, reluctantly he returned. A blood sample was taken from Kinango for analysis at the Nairobi Hospital Clinic. Kinango has not been well for a number of days now, dull and with loose stools. Teleki tends to wander off in order to spend time alone – a symptom that he is grieving for his lost elephant mother and family. 


Kilabasi hugging the younger orphans


On the way out into the bush this morning, the orphans encountered a herd of impala. Mutara charged forward, trumpeting and bush-bashing sending the antelopes into retreat. Kilabasi, Shukuru and Turkwel then joined in the celebrations, bush-bashing, trumpeting and tossing sticks into the air. Their game soon ended when little Kinango cried in frustration for not being able to reach Naipoki’s teats, prompting all the Big Girls to rush back to him. Mutara took charge of the baby, offering him her teats for suckling! 


Turkwel and Shukuru


As the Big Girls ran to greet the babies (Barsilinga, Kinango, Kithaka and Balguda), Orwa and Kwale enjoyed a Pushing Game which attracted the attention of Naipoki and Ishaq-B and this prompted the two boys to end their game. The two girls then began to play, hoping that this would tempt the boys back, but that tactic did not work!

Little Nyika is still not doing well. He is now having Vitamin B complex daily in his milk, but can get up from a sleeping position unaided. He spends the Public Viewing Hour with Murera and does not attend the mudbath.

Kwale at the water barrel

Naipoki enjoying a bottle of milk


The results of Nyika’s blood analysis was heartening, for it showed a normal white and red cell count, so his weakness stems from abject starvation which always takes a long time to turn round. Little Kinango is doing well now, having cut his first molars. Mutara loves the little boy very much, and he, her. 

Kinango having milk

Teleki with Kwale




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