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Nursery Unit  September  2017  One is always following behind the other although usually it is Emoli who lead with Maisha following. They attended the public visiting time today for the first time and they were so well behaved that no one could tell it was their first time. They seemed to love the mud bath and wanted to join their friends there who were having lots of fun, especially Enkesha and Malima(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  Murit woke up with a start and screamed for help which frightened Jotto who tried to climb onto his keeper’s bed. The bed was too high for him but the keeper quickly jumped down and soothed him. All in all it was a very shocking start to the morning!  
 
Esampu is a very naughty girl and was causing trouble today by bullying Ambo, Enkesha, Jotto and Malima(read more...)
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Nursery Unit  September  2017  Malima couldn’t allow Enkesha to bully Maisha and came to rescue her and drive Enkesha away. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  At the public visit the first group had lots of fun when Jotto and Malima led them into the mudbath after finishing their milk bottles. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  Enkesha then lay down and rolled in the dust but then Malima came and started kicking and pushing her! (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  As all this was going on, Jotto and Malima were spotted arguing over lucerne pellets by Maxwell’s stockade, an argument which escalated into a head butting fight in which neither one showed any respect for the other. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  The game was started by Enkesha, who really loves mud baths and in all kinds of weather. Then she was followed by Malima, Jotto, Tamiyoi, little Maktao, Sattao and Musiara as well, who all rolled and played happily in the muddy pool. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  Little Musiara, Sattao and Maktao were chasing after the warthogs babies that had accompanied their mothers to eat lucerne pellets. These three little boys kept themselves busy chasing the young warthogs around the mud wallow and taking sharp turns, but at one point Musiara miscalculated his turn and fell over! He fell over and yelled which brought Godoma, Kuishi, Tamiyoi and Malima running over kicking up a cloud of dust as they found the warthogs close to where Musiara had just fallen over. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  When it was time for the 11am milk feed the first group of orphans ran down for their milk. When Jotto and Malima reached the open area before the feeding place they started to compete who would be the first to reach their milk bottle. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  In the morning as soon as the orphans had arrived in the forest, he was hanging around the keepers when Malima joined him and he engaged her in a game. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  Tiny Tamiyoi and Malima were wise enough to head back to the little boys and quietly lead them to their keepers. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  Esampu and Kuishi together with Malima came running down for their milk shouting as they ran. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  orning today and all the orphans were quite chilly, and their keepers too! 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  Ambo and Malima were trying to sort out their differences today during a wrestling match. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  However, he decided to mount Enkesha’s head and even when Mbegu tried to stop him and pull him down, he kept on doing it. Malima was standing close by and soon Maktao started doing the same to her. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  Godoma, Malkia and Malima were not far behind but they found Tagwa had the situation in hand. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  Early in the morning, Tamiyoi and Malima came out of their stockades earlier than the others and engaged in a pushing game in front of Jotto’s stable. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  Some of them are obsessed with the pellets, mainly Tamiyoi, Ndotto, Malima, Mbegu, Mundusi and Murit, and are getting very greedy, refusing to share with the others. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  In the field this morning, Kuishi, Sana Sana, Malima, Ndiwa, Ngilai, Mundusi, Rapa and Mteto were having a great time chasing and charging after some impalas they encountered. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  The playfulness of Malima, Tamiyoi, Jotto, Ambo and Enkesha on the soil attracted the attention of the two little boys, Musiara and Sattao. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  It’s quite funny to watch Tagwa who has learnt that all the other girls like Esampu, Godoma, Malkia, Malima and Sana Sana like to argue over who will mother and babysit Musiara, leaving her to dote on little Sattao. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  She always knows where to go and what to do whilst others like Jotto, Ambo, Malima, Kuishi and Tagwa cannot really do the same; they always need a keeper to help direct them, or someone else in the group. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  Esampu, Tagwa and Kuishi were driven away but Godoma she just blocked from getting close to him; she knows her position in the hierarchy of the herd and would not challenger her. 
Murit was a bit naughty during the public visit today and was in a very strange mood as he kept trying to bite his friends tails! He moved from one to the other but kept trying to bite Malima and Enkesha and it reached a point where Godoma had to intervene and block him from approaching any others. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  July  2017  r trough whilst they were at mud bath, but she understood that he is just a little one and being bolshie; he did the same to  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  Malima is quite a strange little girl with her love for mud! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  They ended up having lots of fun and running around and rolling on each other too. Malima came over as the two were playing their pushing game, looking for Jotto who she is good play mates with. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  She proceeded on to knock Tamiyoi, Malima, Jotto, Kuishi and finally Enkesha who she pushed through the rope cordon and into the crowd. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  he mud bath area and finished his milk, the hose pipe never left his mouth and at some point he even had an altercation with  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  However water-loving Malima doesn’t even believe in testing the water and she jumped into the mud pool straight away and started having a bath. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  Because of her influence the others like Kuishi, Esampu and even little Malima want to care and protect the little ones too. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  Jotto normally plays with Tamiyoi but today instead he chose to play with Malima who also enjoys his type of pushing game. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  Jotto and Malima are good play mates these days. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  As all of the orphans settled out in the forest today and were busy browsing, we watched as both Tagwa and Maramoja, who had previously shown less interest in taking care of the young babies unlike Godoma, Mbegu, Esampu, Kuishi, Tamiyoi and Malima, very much attach themselves to the little ones. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  Esampu led Malkia, Godoma, Sana Sana, Tagwa and Malima all around, but their happy time came to an end when the milk arrived. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  Ambo and Jotto’s game was being watched by Tamiyoi and Malima and after a short while they wanted to join in. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  Soon after the orphans had settled out in the forest this morning, playful Malima, Jotto, Tamiyoi, Enkesha and Malkia were very happy and chasing after warthogs and their young ones who were also trying to graze next to the orphans. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  His rapid movements scared some of the young ones and Jotto, Tamiyoi, Malima and Ambo ran into the forest yelling, which drew the attention of the entire herd who started running out to the field as well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  Esampu was misbehaving near the milk wheelbarrow and was fighting for Malima’s bottle, trying to snatch it from her. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  Dupotto is not very fond of games but today she decided to have some fun with Ndotto, and they enjoyed a pushing game for quite some time. Ndotto used all his strength to tackle Dupotto as she is much bigger than him, which eventually worked and he ended up climbing on her back! 
 
Mbegu and Malima saw some of the babies coming to see them and they went with a small group to go and meet them. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  May  2017  Anyone else that approaches her he will be pushed away by him. Today Malima and Tamiyoi wanted Mbegu’s company but every time they approached her they were wrestled away by Ambo. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  As Ukame and Wanjala were moved back to stockades on the other side last night, Ambo and Malima also moved stables as well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  Ambo was very close to the gate and stretching his trunk inside to reach the lucerne. Esampu, Malima, Tagwa, Kuishi and Maramoja were all feeding on the lucerne behind Ambo. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  This morning little Tamiyoi, Malkia, Jotto, Esampu and Malima frightened the rest of the group when they went rumbling and trumpeting all the way back to the stockade area. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  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  But today the ones that love the babies the most like Mbegu, Godoma, Malkia, Tamiyoi, Esampu and Malima waited around in the stockades, trying to buy time and wait for the babies to come out as well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  The day started off cloudy which soon turned to light rainfall which saw some orphans like Murit, Malima, Ambo, Tagwa, Malkia and Mundusi to stay inside their stockades, unhappy and unwilling to get wet! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  Soon after the orphans had settled to browse in the forest this morning, we watched on as Godoma, Malkia, Esampu, Malima and Tamiyoi frightened the entire orphan herd by running out of the bushes, trumpeting as they went, and running towards where the baby group was relaxing. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  All three of these babies are becoming quite greedy characters these days for their milk, and this is why they try to sneak away from the others and back to the stockades, to see if they might be able to find any more milk. It is funny that Mundusi is always the leader of the three and yet he is the newest arrival! 
 
During public visiting today Jotto, Malima, Esampu and Ambo were enjoying cooling themselves down in the mud pool. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  April  2017  Normally the older ones visit the babies after public visiting and whilst some are not bothered by the younger ones at all, for others, like Esampu, Maramoja, Godoma, Malkia, Sana Sana, Malima and Mbegu, it is a precious moment and puts a big smile on their elephant faces. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  When he came home this afternoon he was in a very playful mood, wanting to play with Malima all the time. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  Ngilai and Malima have spent their day together out in the bush and sharing browse. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  In fact he looked much happier in there being so close to Malima too, and they started playing with each other immediately. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  When Takaywa came in Malima gave up her stable to him and she was promoted to a bigger stockade. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  This afternoon Enkesha was running all over the forest to and fro and we were not quite sure why. Suddenly she just ran off and the keepers thought she was still there, but when they looked behind the bushes she was not there and she had truly run off. She must have wanted a mud bath! As within a few minute she was found down at the mud hole enjoying wallowing with Mteto and Malima(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  Soon after the visit a few orphans were walked back to the stockade to escort little Ndiwa out to the forest. Godoma, Malima, Jotto and Kuishi were at the front of the group sent to collect her out. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  Despite the hot weather, it was only Malima and Tamiyoi in the first young group that decided to go into the mud wallow, the others kept themselves bust browsing on the greens. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  Whenever he screams or complains about something, Esampu, Malkia, the little Malima and Mbegu all run over to him to find out what is troubling him. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  Malima and Jotto are becoming good play-mates and we have seen that normally whenever they are seen together they are engaged in some kind of pushing-game. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  Esampu was so annoyed she turned and took her frustration out on  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  Soon after the first group of orphans had settled out in the visiting area after their milk, some were busy drinking water from the water troughs and others were rolling around in the red, clay soil, like Tamiyoi, Malima, Enkesha and Jotto. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  During the public visit Enkesha walked in yelling as Jotto, Tamiyoi and Malima ran past her speeding towards their milk bottles. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  Mbegu, Godoma, Malkia, Maramoja, Malima, Sana Sana, Tagwa and Esampu were seen milling around with Baringo and Bahati, touching and embracing them and trying to mother them as best they could. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  Little ones like Tamiyoi, Jotto, Malima, Esampu and Ambo couldn’t really trumpet as they are too small, although they were trying! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  Their presence prompted little Malima, Jotto and Esampu to run out of the mud pool in fright, although this proved tricky for little Malima and Jotto as the sides of the mud pool were sticky and wet. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  The big females Ukame, Mbegu, Maramoja with the young girls Godoma, Sana Sana, Tagwa, Malkia, Esampu, Kuishi, Malima and tiny Tamiyoi were all busy welcoming the three little babies Musiara, Chumvi and Enkesha with the bad trunk. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  ilk and running as fast as she could, determined that no other baby would overtake her to get to the milk first! When little Malima and Jotto tried to overtake her, it was hilarious to watch her speeding up so that they wouldn’t be able to. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  led out in the forest, with most of them enjoying their browsing activity, a few individuals like Malkia, Sana Sana, Kuishi, Malima and Esampu were seen playfully rolling on the ground in happiness at the start to a new day. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  Out the bush the new baby was warmly welcomed by the other orphans especially the females; matriarch Mbegu accompanied by Dupotto, Godoma, Maramoja, Sana Sana, Malkia, Esampu, Malima and Tagwa and even tiny Tamiyoi were all busy struggling with each other for the chance to get close to him and touch, smell and embrace him. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  Mbegu and Godoma with the younger members like Malkia, Malima, Tagwa and Esampu showed less interest in walking out of the stockades in a hurry and spent more time walking out and about the stockade area, feeding on some of Maxwell’s food that had spilled onto the other side of his gate, but it seemed their hidden mission was trying to wait for Enkesha and Musiara to escort them out to the forest! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  They were immediately surrounded by Dupotto, Mbegu, Godoma, Malkia, Kuishi, Esampu, Malima and even little Tamiyoi. (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  Sometimes we link that Malima leads and others follow. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  The whole operation took about 3 hours. 
 
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Nursery Unit  February  2017  Today, however, the warthogs seem to not be paying any attention to her threats as they have become used to her advances! When she trumpets, you would think it’s a big elephant - she is amazing with her trumpets and can be very loud! During the public visit today she arrived in the last group with Jotto, Sana Sana and Malima(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  remained such a shy girl within the family, to such an extent that sometimes she is bullied by some of the smaller ones like Malima(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Today none of them decided to enter the mud during any of the sessions when they visited the area. Malima and Esampu who love the mud just kept dipping their trunks into it to feel the temperature and both of them decided not to enter. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Sana Sana forced her into the mud bath to play and she stayed there right until the end of visiting time. 
 
Malima, Godoma and Murit on the other hand had a wonderful time during the visit. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  January  2017  Malima then came running over too and together they struggled to open it to let Ngilai out to join them. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Missing from the scene again were Ukame, Karisa and Wanjala again but this time the little girl Malima too. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Today during the public visit when Malima was having her milk in the open space, she saw Esampu running towards her with her ears raised but before she could reach her, Malima started shouting and sheltered herself behind the keeper. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  At one point, he got closer to the mud bath to join Jotto, Tamiyoi, Malima and Murit who were busy having a mud and soil bath aided by the keepers, but when he saw the keepers approaching him with the spade he kept running away from them to avoid being covered in mud. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Tamiyoi, Jotto,  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  When the second group of babies comprised of Tamiyoi, Malima and Kuishi came running down to the open area, they got a bit confused of where to go with the baboons in the way, and Tamiyoi and Malima started yelling for help. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Later Murit settled to fight with his best friend Luggard, but their fun game took a turn when naughty boy Rapa tried to join in and he is much too boisterous so they were not interested in playing with him. This annoyed Rapa and he started bashing small bushes down in protest!  
Out during the public visit the orphans were only quite active; only Malima and Tamiyoi had a busy time rolling on the loose soil as they enjoyed soil dusting and posing along the rope cordon, allowing the visitors to take lots of nice photos of them. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  January  2017  She is the leader and caretaker of all the little babies like Tamiyoi, Jotto, Malima, Esampu and Ambo. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Best friends like Ndotto and Lasayen were pushing each other and little Tamiyoi, Jotto and Malima walked straight over to Maxwell’s stockade opposite their stables and enjoyed feeding on his left over lucerne there. (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  Little Jotto, Tamiyoi and Malima happily romped around the stockade compound trying to charge, trumpet and ‘bushbash’ like all the older ones were doing in the bushes abutting the stockades. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  Tusuja, Kauro, Naseku and Maramoja were sometimes witnessed trying to nudge the little ones like Ambo, Jotto, Tamiyoi, Tagwa, Murit, Malima and Malkia away… so that they could be the closest to the keepers! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  Charging and bashing bushes down on his three good legs, though always standing close to Murit, Tamiyoi, Jotto and Malima since they are the most friendly to him out of everyone. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  Karisa is a lovely gentle boy who loves his human family, despite what humans did to his mother, and he really loves his milk bottle feeds!  
 
During public visiting this morning the first group were having their milk bottles and it was quite interesting to see tiny Tamiyoi bullying little Malima and Kuishi who were trying to approach the keeper bottle feeding Tamiyoi. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  December  2016  When the orphans were on their way out to the forest in the morning, Kuishi, Tamiyoi, Malima and Esampu sneaked back to the stockade area under the leadership of Tamiyoi, who led them to feed on the lucerne beside Maxwell’s gate. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  Little Malima, Jotto, Tamiyoi, Ambo, Esampu and Kuishi were all busy bumping and sliding against each other as they spun around in the mud pool. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  Today Ukame missed going out with Malima to the forest and instead she had Karisa as her little companion for the day. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  It's so funny how a big girl Like Ukame has become attached to a little girl like Malima(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  Ukame normally spends most of her time with Malima but today she was led out to the forest by the grumpy girl Esampu and Wanjala too. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  Today it was such a hot day since early morning and come 3pm and time for the private visit, Malima finished her milk and led Ambo, Jotto and Mbegu into the mud pool. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  When the orphans were walking out to the forest this morning, the weather was very misty. The older females were concerned about their younger adopted babies moving in different directions in their small groups. There was one small group of younger orphans left behind some meters back without any older elephants to look after them – Malkia, Tamiyoi, Esampu, Tagwa, Sana Sana and the little girl Malima were without anyone to care for them. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  She hardly wonders far at all from her little friend Malima, and she followed closely behind her as Malima led the way down to the feeding area. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  Malima and Ukame are also becoming good friends and funnily enough it is the older and bigger Ukame looks for Malima – the little girl leads Ukame everywhere and they do seem to enjoy each others company. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  With the presence of the rough boy Ngilai, Esampu also calmed down. After everyone had finished their milk, Malima led Rapa, Mbegu and Murit to the mud bath. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  an were released from the group waiting in the forest than there were keepers waiting to feed them! The noise Tagwa, Esampu,  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  It was funny to watch new little baby Malima, who is new and still learning the daily routine of all the babies, sneaking away from the other orphan group today and going back to the stockades early to try and look for some more milk! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  Nothing major happened during public visiting today, only that Malkia and little Malima were causing trouble by the wheelbarrow, trying to steal milk that bottles and shouting in protest when they were cautioned away. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  She is in fine spirit and has such confidence; she really seems to have overcome the illness that held her back for so long. 
 
Once all the orphans were done with their bottle feeding, some went to browse on the greenery laid out for them whilst others like Tamiyoi, Jotto, Esampu and Malima went to enjoy drinking water from the same water troughs – their little trunks doing the best job they could at drawing water for them to drink. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  November  2016  This morning we watched as little Tamiyoi led Malima and Jotto to settle to browse near the stockades as the rest of the orphans walked out into the forest. (read more...) view
 

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