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Voi Unit  February  2014  rescue team got a message last night about an elephant calf whose mother was found dead in a Dam near the Tanzania border in Kwale County. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2013  There was great grief in the Nursery today over the death of Bahati, and dying Kwale, who passed away, the Vet standing by to undertake a post-mortem and take body samples in order to try and identify the ailment that took the life of Kwale(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2013  He remained extremely fragile throughout the day, refusing all milk and unable to stand without support. Kwale could not take any more intravenous fluid, and was in a comatose state throughout the night, with no hope that he might just be able to pull through what has been a very long and debilitating ailment. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2013  Meanwhile, poor ailing Kwale was not better, and was put on Life Support again, still refusing milk and only eating very little soft greens offered to him by hand. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2013  Kwale is still unwell, not feeding, and becoming weaker. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2013  She is a lovely little girl!  
 
Poor ailing Kwale took a turn for the worse today, refusing his milk feeds. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  October  2013  She also enjoyed a good Lucerne feed back in her old Stockade before departing again. Poor Kwale’s condition continues to deteriorate. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2013  Suswa tends to spend a lot of time away from the main group sometimes accompanied by Kwale(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2013  m. we were alerted that another rescue was on the cards, this time of a lone orphan at Kinango near Kwale at the Coast. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2013  She remained with Max until 11 a.m. when she took her leave again, having enjoyed her handouts. Poor Kwale was again looking dull, with his Minders at a loss as to what to do to help him. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2013  Poor Kwale, who has been off colour for a long time, seems to have improved a little, his stools now normal. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2013  At the Public Viewing noon mudbath hour she was impeccably behaved, remaining calm and even patrolling the separating cordon along with Vuria, Kwale and Nelion. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2013  Kwale is still not himself, with loose stools and not as active as normal, feeding slowly on his milk, and with not much appetite for vegetation. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2013  Nelion is also doing well. He and  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2013  Kwale continues to be cause for concern, often looking dull, although his appetite has improved. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2013  He was extremely happy to be with them. Heavily guarded by Laragai, he attached himself  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2013  Lima Lima, Kwale and Tundani escorted him out to the field, Kwale and Tundani being very cool, gentle boys, with whom he loved to associate. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2013  Once out with the others, he collapsed again, and had to have life support re-inserted in an ear vein, which revived him sufficiently to be able to walk back to his Stockade accompanied by Lima Lima, Kwale and Tundani. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2013   (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2013  Today was Garzi’s third day out with the orphans and he has settled in well with Tundani and Kwale being his closest friends although Orwa, Teleki and the other boys try to bully him as he is a newcomer to the group and they think they can take advantage of that. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2013  Garzi spent the day in the company of Tundani, Laragai and Kwale and was happy to greet the visitors at the public viewing. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2013  Kihari, Sonje, Orwa, Ishaq-B, Murera, Teleki, Naipoki and Narok continuing long after the others had stopped to browse. Kwale’s who continues to recover is kept company by Laragai and Tundani who love his gentle nature. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2013  All the orphans, except for Kwale who is still not feeling well, enjoyed the 11am mudbath. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2013  It is lovely to see him having so much fun and we hope that Kwale will soon be feeling well enough to be doing the same. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2013  Kwale's condition continues to improve although he is not yet feeling 100% He is slow to take his milk and although he feeds on greens he does not eat as much as he used to. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2013  Kwale seems to be picking up slowly, but at other times he appears dull and refuses a milk feed. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2013  Kwale seems much better today, although with elephants one can never be sure, because they are very fragile in infancy. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2013  Naipoki, Ishaq-B, Narok, Lima lima and Laragai all went to check on Kwale, who has been unwell of late and who is still undergoing medication, his white blood cell count indicating a bacterial infection. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2013  During the mudbath hour only  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2013  Only Kwale looked dull and bloated, so he was given an injection of Buscopan which made him feel a lot better. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2013  Tundani has befriended Kwale and Ngasha, both of whom have had a course of antibiotic medication due to signs of feeling unwell. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2013   (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2013  Kihari and Sonje gave the new elephant most caring and compassion, while Quanza, Lima lima, Teleki and Laragai were more interested in the soft greens that were in Arruba’s Stockade!  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2013   (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2013  Following the mudbath during the public visiting hour, as all the orphans were enjoying the cut greens provided for them, Kwale knocked Barsilinga down. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2013  Sometimes in the evening he refuses to go into his Night Stable, when the Keepers have to try and push him in. Bomani seems to be taking his cue from Jasiri, and is trying the same tactics! Perhaps it is their way of getting the Keepers’ full attention! Kwale adjusted easily to a change of stable, welcomed warmly by Balguda and Ngasha who are next door at night. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2013  Faraja, who has always been a very well behaved elephant, today set about taking on Ngasha,  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2013  Barsilinga often joins him close to the Keepers. Faraja has begun to throw his weight around  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2013  As soon as the orphans emerge in the morning, Balguda and Kwale like rushing to tease Faraja, who gives them an Open Ear warning as soon as he spots them approaching with swinging trunks. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2013  Quanza led the charge, backed up by  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2013  During the public viewing hour, Kithaka, Barsilinga and Kwale had a wonderful time chasing some little piglets and their mother who had invaded the mudbath to cool themselves down on a hot day. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2013  As soon as the orphans were let out this morning, Faraja, Kwale and Balguda welcomed the new day with a Pushing Match. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2013  They moved out to browse, playing and knocking down small bushes. The day was sunny and hot, so all enjoyed the mudbath, including the youngest, Lemoyian, and the oldest, Murera. The weather changed in the afternoon with dark clouds threatening rain, so the babies were taken back in groups, the last being Kithaka, Kwale and Faraja. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2013   (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2012  As the orphans were waiting to head out for the day Balguda and Kwale began a pushing game that ended when the keepers led the out to the field. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2012  Today when out browsing she took Lemoyian , Sonje, Quanza, Teleki, Faraja, Kwale and Ishaq-B off with her, leaving the rest of the herd. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2012  She approaches the Keepers with outspread ears and also bullies the younger elephant boys such as Balguda,  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2012  m. there was a soft rain shower which prompted Lemoyian to run back to the shelter of the Stockade but others like Faraja, Kwale, Kithaka, Quanza, Orwa, Narok and Teleki enjoyed rolling in the mud. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2012  Meanwhile Balguda and Kwale enjoyed a Pushing Strength Test game, which was interrupted when Orwa turned up and also wanted to be involved. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2012  Teleki is a calm and gentle boy, who loves being with Murera, Sonje, Kwale and Faraja. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2012  Kwale and Balguda are now firm friends, who enjoy playing Pushing Games with one another. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2012  As the orphans were moving out to browse this morning, Barsilinga, Balguda and Kwale ran into some tiny newborn warthog piglets which scared them witless. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2012  Ngasha is still doing well and has formed a friendship with Kwale, Teleki and Faraja, all four boys hanging out together. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2012  In the afternoon the Keepers noticed that Kwale, Faraja and Teleki had separated from the others. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2012  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. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2012  Then at the mudbath she pushed Kwale(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2012  Nyika absented himself, going to the usual milk feeding area, hoping for more milk. Kwale seems jealous of Faraja, pushing him until he leaves the Junior group and moves to join the Seniors. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2012  In the morning he decided to walk with Bomani, Nyika and Kwale, but later joined the older group where Tano “adopted” him and Mutara kept coming to check up on him. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2012  Normally he, Bomani and Kwale are together, but as the orphans congregated at the mudbath, we noticed that Nyika was missing. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2012  m. they were allowed out, accompanied by Nyika. At the mudbath Kwale knocked Barsilinga down as he was playing in the dust, which made him scream. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2012  Now Kinango is with Barsilinga, Kithaka and Nyika with Naipoki, Balguda, Bomani, Orwa, Kwale and Ishaq-B in the second group and Sonje and Kihari upgraded to the Big Group, Sonje in that group because she is inclined to be pushy towards the smaller elephants. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2012  It was a lucky day for a tiny orphaned elephant near Kwale who had been spotted alone on the Kwale – Kinango highway sheltering under a large parked truck. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2012  Orwa, Bomani and Naipoki look out for him. Tano has been moved to a Stockade, her stable now occupied by Kwale(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2012  Kwale was allowed out to join the other Nursery Elephants today, welcomed warmly by all, sandwiched between the Big Girls who embraced him especially warmly. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2012  m. At 10 a.m. we heard that another orphaned elephant calf which had fallen down a manhole near Kwale (Shimba Hills area) had been rescued the day before by KWS personnel and the Voi elephant Keepers, and needed to be airlifted to Nairobi. (read more...) view
 

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