Search By Keyword:

Print this Page - Sheldrick Wildlife TrustThe Orphan / Keyword you have Selected to view is LENTILI
(Print this Page)

 
Total Daily Entries found: 350
Entries below from Page #2 of 71 : From  6 - 10 
(To search the Summary for an overview of the nursery orphans from each month click here)
 

Date

Entry

8/8/2018 

It was a wonderful beginning to the day with the orphan elephants playing happily around the stockade compound after their milk and supplement feeding. Mbegu had a lovely time scratching against a small rock close to the stockade red-earth piles. Lentili came and ousted Mbegu from her scratching position, but no sooner had she done so when Mudanda came and drove her away from the rock taking it for herself.

Ndotto lay on the edge on top of the stockade terrace enjoying a soil bathing games. Lasayen came and pushed Ndotto to get him off the terrace which brought an end to his game. The orphan elephants then proceeded to the browsing grounds where they browsed in peace.

In the afternoon the weather changed abruptly and light rain started falling. Embu, Ndoria, Godoma, Ngilai and Lasayen enjoyed rolling around in the wet soil.
 

Mbegu scratching


Rorogoi left and Bada


Arruba browsing

8/6/2018 

The morning began well with the orphan elephants concentrated on their milk and supplement feeding. Kenia later climbed on a rock close to the stockade water trough in order to reach some very green and palatable leaves from a tall tree. Ngilai, Araba, Mbegu and Godoma stood on the lower side of the rock, grabbing any leaves that fell to the ground while Kenia was feeding.

Mbegu and Lentili led their friends out of the stockade towards the browsing grounds. Tawi the orphan male eland abandoned his friends, Oltukai, Kore and Ngulia as he followed the orphans. He hid behind the Keepers so that the elephant orphans would not know he was there which could result in him being chased away. On arrival at the northern side of Msinga Hill, Tawi was thrilled to encounter a big herd of eland in the company of a few zebras. He happily ran up to join them and was warmly welcomed into the herd that moved further into the bushes together with Tawi, the new addition to their herd.
 

Lentili


Ndotto and Mbegu


Tawi joins a wild herd of eland and zebra

8/3/2018 

It was another morning full of milk and supplement feeding activities after which the orphan elephants prepared to leave the stockade for the field. Lentili, Arruba and Suswa took the lead of their friends as they climbed up Msinga Hill to browse.

The sun was shining bright and the weather was warm as the orphans came down the hill to the stockades for their afternoon milk bottle, followed by a drink of water and a wallow in the stockade water hole. As they were busy quenching their thirst, a wild elephant herd arrived for a drink and the orphans were happy to share the clean water in the trough with them. Mbegu, Lasayen and Godoma went very close to the wild elephant herd, welcoming them to the orphan group and enjoying theinteraction with their wild friends.

The orphan elephants then took interest in a wild elephant calf, attempting to steal it from the wild herd. Ndii, Kihari, Naipoki and Panda eventually had enough of interacting with the wild herd and steered the orphans away from the stockade compound to the browsing fields.
 

Godoma playing


Naipoki


Suswa after the supplement feeding

7/27/2018 

Soon after the gates of the stockade were flung open in the morning, the orphan elephants came rushing out to grab their milk bottles, emptying it in a matter of seconds after which they proceeded to the Lucerne pellet feeding area. Nelion stuffed pellets into his mouth by the trunkful, after which he moved towards the red earth piles munching as he walked. Once there he enjoyed a scratching session before joining the rest for the walk to the browsing fields.

The orphan elephants encountered a big wild herd of eland soon after arriving out in the browsing field. The herd of eland was happy to welcome the orphans to browse with them but their long horns worried Mbegu’s herd to hide behind the senior members of the group leaving Mudanda, Ishaq-B, Suswa and Lentili to lead the way. The orphan elephants and the elands fed close to each other with the eland herd following the orphan elephants to the baobab water hole. The orphan elephants later left the wild eland herd drinking there and resumed their browsing activities on the northern foot of Msinga Hill.
 

Rorogoi, left, Tahri and Bada


Arruba running up to join the others


Godoma in a funny pose

7/26/2018 

The morning was cold with the orphan elephants playing briefly around the stockade compound before proceeding to the fields. Lasayen had a wonderful game of rubbing his bottom against a rock. His game attracted spectators that included Suswa, Lentili, Mbegu, Godoma and Ngilai.
Ndotto was on the higher side of the terrace and became jealous of Lasayen’s performance and poked him with his little tusks to drive him away. Lasayen was not happy with Ndotto’s actions and went to engage him in a fight, but Ndotto softly rested his trunk on Lasayen’s head which seemed to have a calming effect on Lasayen.

Ndii seemed to be having a lovely time sitting on her bottom and scratching it against the big rock close to the stockade waterhole while Bada enjoyed a scratching session against a smaller rock near the red earth pile. Nguvu seemed to be enjoying a solitary game of scooping red earth and spraying it onto his back.

When leaving the stockade for the browsing field Ishaq-B brought up the rear of the group taking Kenia’s role of ensuring that everyone in the orphan herd was ok. Today, Tawi the male orphan eland decided to follow the orphans from the stockade to the northern side of Msinga Hill where they settled to browse. Later he realized he missed the stockade and his friends Kore, Ngulia and Oltukai the buffalo, and went running back to join them.
 

Lasayen coming to meet Ndotto


Nguvu having a dust bath


Ishaq-B at the back

 

 

 

Page Navigation:      | Previous Page |      | Next Page |    

Search By Keyword:

View Keeper's Diary By Month
 


The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust   P.O. Box 15555 Nairobi Kenya

Copyright © 1999-2018, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. All Rights Reserved. | Privacy Policy