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Nursery Unit  September  2017  When it was time to leave the field for their 9am bottle feed, Maramoja, Malkia, Luggard and Tagwa didn’t want to leave. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  the saying goes “the grass is always greener on the others side” which is very true for orphan elephant babies! Musiara and Luggard share neighbouring night time stockades which has cemented a firm friendship between the young bulls. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  Musiara, Sattao, Maktao and Luggard were taken closer to the stockades to wait out the rain but Maktao didn’t want to stay with the group and caused some trouble, trying to get back to the main herd. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  As they walked into the forest he did his best to get some attention from the others by bush-bashing, trumpeting and pushing Murit, Luggard, Malkia, Kuishi, Mundusi and Mteto to encourage them to play but none were bothered. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  When their stockade doors were opened Ambo, Malima, Tamiyoi, Jotto, Sattao, Musiara and Luggard only took a step out then quickly turned back into the stockade to avoid the early morning drizzle. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  Happy boys like Murit and Luggard were seen pushing each other as they welcomed the new day. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  Ndiwa, Mundusi, Kauro, Rapa, Sana Sana, Mteto and Ngilai accidently bumped into Solio whilst she was resting in the middle of some dense bushes. Solio quickly announced her presence with a snort which sent the young babies scampering into the bushes in alarm. The rest of the herd reacted to their trumpets and rushed to see what was going on, except little Musiara, Sattao, Maktao and Luggard who were busy hanging out with the keepers. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  Today we watched as the rest of the orphans walked into the forest to play while Kauro started a pushing game with his best pushing friend Ndotto, whilst Murit played with Luggard who he often likes to play with. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  Nowadays, little Musiara is becoming a great friend of Luggard(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  The polite boy Ndotto took a bit of a break from the herd this morning and stayed away from his friends to spend time with Musiara and Luggard(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  Musiara and Luggard are becoming great friends and this only grows day after day. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  He has been losing to Maktao though so recently he has spent time with Luggard, Malkia and Esampu instead. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  Sattao made his way out of the water and he and Luggard also joined Godoma as she walked out with Musiara. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  All the little ones like Musiara, Sattao, Malkia, Malima, Tamiyoi, Ambo, Enkesha and even Luggard wore thick double blankets to keep warm. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  It is wonderful to see the littlest bull now compete with the biggest bull so competently. Kuishi engaged Luggard in a pushing game but Luggard was playing too rough and poked her with his little tusks. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  Tamiyoi and Murit always run out and into Musiara and Luggard’s stables as they know that these two never finish their pellets. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  They were luck though as soon Sattao, Musiara and Luggard were let out of their stables to join the others in the forest too. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  It seems to be the norm though that whenever she is about to cause problems, she will engage Ambo first. Apart from Luggard who tried to push her back when she went to him, Ambo and the others walked away from her. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  Kuishi didn’t want her to join in though and pushed her away. When Luggard came over though the situation was very different and Jotto was much more gentle in his pushing tactics, considerate of his bad leg. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  The weather has been getting colder every day and today it seems to be the coldest! Because of the cold weather the babies Musiara and Sattao and even Luggard have been staying in their stockades for longer in the morning. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  The nice thing about Murit is that he understands everyone’s strength, young or old. Today, those that normally like to wander away from the herd like Ndiwa and Mundusi, decided not to and stayed close to the group. Malkia spent her time guarding the little babies from grumpy Mteto and didn’t allow her to get close to Musiara, Sattao and Luggard who were playing together. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  Luggard was also in a playful mood and was running with his limp to catch up with Jotto. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  Luggard also joined the two although it wasn’t easy for him. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  She is naughty even with the little ones Musiara and Sattao and Luggard as well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  Jotto was playing with Ambo, Galla was taking on Wanjala, Pare was with Rapa, Lasayen with Ngilai and Murit was playing with his best play-mate, Luggard(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  Luggard has become so attached to the younger babies that he can now not leave the stockade premises in the morning without them. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  Godoma was chasing Esampu and trying to catch her hind legs and tail. Ngilai took on Luggard in a wrestling game but was very gentle with the boy with a bad leg and did not play too rough like he usually does. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  Even when the keepers came to talk to them, they moved back further into the depths of their stockades, not wanting to come out in the rain, and they stayed put until it had stopped! 
 
Since Luggard has been spending so much time with the babies recently, he has started acting like one too! (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  April  2017  But all of a sudden he left the keeper and walked off. The keeper traced his steps and found he was walking to where Luggard and the baby group were in the forest. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  For this reason Luggard has joined the baby group again, for the time being, so he does not have to walk as far on his bad leg. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  As these two were playing this morning, Luggard kept trying to come between them, wanting to play with Jotto as well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  Their playfulness attracted the attention of the entire herd who joined in the game, all except for Luggard and the four little babies who were with their keepers and enjoying their attention. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  After the orphans settled out in the bush in the early morning, little Luggard and Murit who are both calm and gentle boys and good playmates, were seen engaged in a pushing game that saw Luggard running around the bushes. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  Enkesha went to her first public visiting time today in the company of Luggard who had gone for some days without attending that visit either. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  Luggard has been spending his days with the baby group as he is unable to walk as far as the others in the older group, but he has come to accept and even enjoy this. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  When Lasayen got up he walked off quietly and went to settle down next to gentle Murit and Luggard who were enjoying a gentle pushing game. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  Even though Luggard would like to keep up with his age mates, he is not as able due to his one broken leg and he has become accustomed recently to spending the day with the young babies who spend their day less than a kilometer from the orphans stockade, but at least he has the benefit of elephant company! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  Soon after the first group of orphans had drunk their milk bottles during the public visit this morning, Murit saw Luggard having differences with Ngilai at the water trough, and went over to see what was happening. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  Luggard, Malima, Esampu and Godoma who love mud bathing were the first ones to get in and roll around. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  When the other youngsters noticed his good time in the soil, Jotto, Tamiyoi, Malima and Luggard all went over to him. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  They enjoyed a long game though and had fun running after each other in the bushes. Luggard is happy when he plays with the brave, gentle boy Murit who understands about his broken knee which is in the process of healing. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Accompanied by Luggard, Jotto and Murit she headed over to where the baby Musiara was with his keepers. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Mbegu and Godoma were hanging around with the group of Ambo, Tamiyoi, Jotto, Murit and Luggard and from a distance Mbegu saw the little one walking behind her keeper. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  During the public visit today, Tamiyoi, Luggard and Jotto had a very funny time as all three seemed to be in their best playful mood. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Due to the high temperature today, the orphans had a lengthy mud bath which saw Luggard and Murit very reluctant to leave the mud pool! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Murit who is such a gentle little fellow was busy teaching little Jotto, Ambo and Luggard pushing lessons out in the forest early this morning. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Little ones like Tamiyoi, Malima, Jotto and Luggard were chose to stand beside the keepers and not get involved in all the noisy activity. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  When Luggard, Malima, Tamiyoi, Ambo and Jotto arrived at the mud bath area, it was all they could do to finish their milk as fast as possible before going to suck up mud and spray it behind their ears to cool down. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Luggard, Murit and Malkia were busy locking trunks with each other in some great wrestling games. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  It was lovely to watch them all playing around and sweet little Luggard too. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  cking down some small bushes… but about what the keepers were not sure! Their playful time attracted the attention of Murit, Luggard, Tamiyoi, Ambo, Tagwa and Jotto who joined in and they all had a playful time running about the bushes; though their game came to an end when Ndotto, Pare and Lasayen joined in and chased after Tagwa and Tamiyoi, wanting to climb on them. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  Out in the bush in the early morning, Murit had a wonderful time playing with Luggard who he has been showing very strong attachment to recently and it seems the two are becoming great friends. (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  Back in the forest after visiting time, he engaged Jotto and Luggard in a gentle wrestling game. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  The orphans saw the lions again today but their presence did not interrupt their jovial mood. Murit and Luggard had lots of fun engaging each other in a wrestling game. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  No one is really sure how it happened as Pea had been interacting with Tamiyoi and Luggard at the stockade compound entrance. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  Instead she stays out in the forest with Luggard who does not come down either. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  Luggard, who loves the mud bath too, also joined them and all three had a lot of fun, only leaving once it was time to return to the forest and they had a quick soil, drying session before they left. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  They seem to understand each other very well and today was one of those days which they spent very much together. 
 
Luggard enjoys mud baths very much, despite his broken leg. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  October  2016   
When little Mguu with the deformed leg joined the family out in the forest Sana Sana, Malkia, Pare, Luggard, Tamiyoi and Esampu walked up to him to greet him. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  October  2016  A little while later the baby, who we have called Mguu, was eventually brought out of his stockade to join Tamiyoi and Luggard who were very welcoming towards him and hugged and touched him all over his body. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  He ended up at Wanjala’s gate and after greeting him they started playing until all the others had gone out to the forest already! Eventually they started to follow the others but as Murit reached the forest he decided to stay behind with Luggard and play a wrestling game with him. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  As the orphans were busy walking out to the forest this morning, Murit and Luggard were busy enjoying a pushing game to welcome the new day! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  As many of the orphans were busy browsing in the forest this early morning, it was lovely for us to see Luggard enjoying a pushing game with Godoma which really lasted about 20 minutes! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  She is mostly seen with Tagwa, Pare, Sana Sana, Luggard and Tamiyoi – a group that all seem pretty polite, calm and always welcoming. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  During the private visit at 3pm poor Luggard and Tamiyoi also joined and Luggard proved to be a real mud bath lover, despite his injured leg from a bullet wound. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  Luggard became slightly jealous and pushed her away when she was suckling on a keeper’s finger close to him. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  She returned home later with Tamiyoi, Pare and Luggard around 4:30 and she went into her pen without any trouble after a nice day out in the forest. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  Luggard, Pare, Tamiyoi and Wanjala were so excited to be in the mud bathing area, as they do not come down for visits. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  When he reached there it seemed he was still in a playful mood. He found Luggard and started a small wrestling match with him, but he is so good and knows the weaknesses of the others like Luggard, with his broken leg. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  They all had a great time. Wanjala’s return home for bed also went smoothly as he followed Pare, Luggard and Tamiyoi; he already knew which was his pen and he went in without any problem. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  Mbegu, Jotto, Luggard and Tamiyoi stayed a little longer and after seeing most of the bigger ones move away, Wanjala at last moved towards his gate. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2016  Jotto, Ambo, Tamiyoi, Pare and Luggard have all been wearing blankets since morning. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2016  40 naughty Rapa played a trick and lead Maramoja and Galla back to the stockades before it was time to go home! Tamiyoi, Luggard and Pare normally go home slightly earlier than the others at 5pm and Rapa seems to have been watching this and today decided to follow the baby group! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2016  The keepers tried to usher Tagwa and Murit away from Tamiyoi, Esampu, Pare and Luggard but Tagwa refused and ended up bellowing in a firm tone. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2016  Usually the younger babies like Jotto, Esampu, Ambo, Tamiyoi, Tagwa and Luggard will join the others out in the park later in the morning. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2016  When Oltaiyoni and the others left this morning, she was fighting and struggling hard to follow them into the forest. Luggard came over to her gate and his presence there helped her calm down for a short while. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2016  In the afternoon he was reunited with Luggard and the other 3 babies to return home to the stockades earlier than the others. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2016  With no indication or invitation Mbegu just arrived at the little baby group today as if she knew. Luggard with his broken leg is always with this group even though he is slightly older, as they never go too far from the stockades. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2016  Luggard, our young orphan with bullet wounds in his legs, enjoyed a great day out with the little baby group in the bush today. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2016  This evening when all the babies had returned home for the afternoon, Naseku had a nice time with Luggard(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2016  Before Kamok and Mbegu joined the rest, they first decided to say hello to Luggard(read more...) view
 

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