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Nursery Unit  September  2017  Pare, Lasayen and Rapa then engaged one another in a lengthy wrestling game whilst Godoma, Esampu, Sana Sana and Ndotto were having a lot of fun rolling in the long grass and sliding on each other. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  Sana Sana, Malkia and Tagwa are usually the first three to pay the new arrivals a visit. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  Maisha was surrounded by Sana Sana, Tagwa, Maramoja and Godoma and these four girls all shared time with Maisha throughout the day. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  Out in the field this morning, playful Ngilai, Mundusi, Mteto and Sana Sana were all having a great time chasing and charging a troop of baboons they encountered. (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. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  When the orphans came out of their pens this morning, the big girls like Mbegu, Godoma, Maramoja, Sana Sana and Tagwa were checking on and greeting the young ones like Sattao, Musiara and Mactau, while big boys Pare, Lasayen, Rapa and Ndotto welcoming each other and the new morning with some wrestling games. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  Instead the others like Kauro, Maramoja, Mbegu, Sana Sana, Tagwa, Mundusi were all competing to enjoy these piles while Pare, Malkia and Mteto decide to go into the mud wallow and busy themselves spinning around, rolling and bumping against each other which really stole the attention of the visitors. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  He turned and came running back to them, pretending as if nothing was wrong!  
 
Ndiwa took Ngilai, Malkia and  (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  August  2017  A short distance away Sana Sana had identified her own special root and was toiling away in trying to unearth it, whilst be watched by Malkia. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  Kiko had a hard time trying to join the orphans as they browsed in the forest this morning as Maramoja, Mteto, Sana Sana, Rapa, Pare, Ngilai and Tagwa ganged up against him and charged at him prompting him to run to the bushes. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  The keepers had to hold onto his hind legs to prevent him from head butting the little one again! It was only when  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  Sana Sana was the first to spot him and she raised her ears and charged him to try and stop him scaring the little ones. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  After the dust settled and everyone calmed down, Sana Sana and Ndotto had the chance to spend some time with the new boy. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  Sneaky girl Ndiwa, lured Enkesha, Sana Sana and Mundusi away from the herd as the keepers were rounding the orphans up to take them back to the stockades for their 5pm feeding. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  He then made his way out to the bush after the elephants and keepers. His high speed entrance at first scared the elephants, which was probably Kiko’s intention, but then Mbegu, Maramoja, Kauro, Rapa, Ndotto, Pare, Godoma, Lasayen and Sana Sana turned and started trumpeting and stamping their feet to scare him. (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  Mbegu will always run towards Ndiwa,  (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
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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  May  2017  Esampu, Mteto, Ngilai and Sana Sana did not want any others to bath next to them. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  This happy time took a turn however when Esampu and Sana Sana were enjoying rolling around and pushing one another, when Esampu rolled over Sana Sana and got stuck in a ditch in the middle of the mud wallow. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  It was fun to watch Malkia, Sana Sana, Esampu and tiny Tamiyoi all come running over at once struggling to be the first ones to welcome the little ones. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  She watches her particularly during bottle feeding times out in the forest and during the public visit as well and today when she finished her bottle she started trouble-making, chasing after Sana Sana and Esampu for their share of bottles too. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  It is nice but also funny to watch the young females like Godoma, Malkia, Esampu, Sana Sana and tiny Tamiyoi all struggling to baby sit the little ones. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  Sana Sana is not always fond of mud bathing in the main mud bath but today whilst in the forest, she decided to have a lengthy mud bath with Malkia after the came across a small shallow puddle full of mud. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  During the public visit today Esampu was in a very mischievous mood and was fighting and pushing everyone around. Sana Sana, who has always kept an eye on Esampu and her behaviour, was present as well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  When there is lots of shouting the likes of Wanjala, Sana Sana, Malkia, Rapa and Mbegu get cross. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  Maramoja, Wanjala, Godoma, Ukame, Karisa, Kelelari, Rapa, Ndotto, Galla, Lasayen, Sana Sana, Ngilai and Ndiwa were all walking out and as the young baboons bounced around on their mothers back and they all chatted loudly, Maramoja, Galla, Wanjala an Karisa marched after them with their ears erect and trumpeting as they stamped around, a show of strength to see the baboons away. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  Godoma, Esampu, Sana Sana, Kuishi and Ngilai kept themselves far away from the mud pool once they saw the keepers passing out shovels, which they use in order to assist with the mud bathing activity. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  Sana Sana was involved as well, watching what the other two were doing with the little ones. (read more...) view
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  March  2017  Her trumpeting is so loud. It was only those that had gone to see the little babies, Mbegu, Pare, Mteto, Sana Sana and Malkia who were left out of the game. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  Mbegu and the older orphans joined her later. She was being escorted by Dupotto and Sana Sana when the mother of the family came over to greet her and welcome her to the forest. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  Mbegu, Dupotto, Sana Sana, Malkia and Godoma were very interested in the new arrivals this morning and stretched their trunks to smell and interact with them. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  They all had a lot of fun together, only leaving when it was time for the 9am milk feed.  
 
After the public visit today, some of the elephants came to escort new arrival Mteto out to the forest – it was a very smooth transition as all of the orphans were so nice and welcoming to her, especially Godoma, Sana Sana, Tagwa and Mbegu. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  March  2017  Sana Sana was just standing nearby, watching her bad behaviour. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  Soon after the orphans arrived in the forest, Maramoja, Godoma, Ukame, Sana Sana, Kusihi, Pare, Lasayen, Ndotto and Malkia were all busy scampering about, trumpeting and stamping their feet in excitement for the new day. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  Godoma was wise enough to take her group to near where the little babies were and upon arriving there she, Sana Sana and Esampu rumbled to the little ones. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  He clambered and slid on the sides of Godoma and Sana Sana who were busy enjoying a lengthy mud bath. (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  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. It was too slippery for them to get out quickly! The two young ones started yelling in protest at being unable to get out since they had watched Esampu exit with no trouble! Sana Sana and Malkia who were not shaken when the warthogs came in, attempted to charge at them, but this proved very difficult in the thick mud. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  e orphans were busy walking out of their stockades this morning, Karisa and Pare were seen running, chasing after Malkia and Sana Sana as they had found the girls busy enjoying their own game and they wanted to join in too. (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  Early in the morning out in the bush Malkia, Ngilai, Kuishi, Esampu and Sana Sana were spotted charging and chasing around after some warthogs and their little ones. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  he orphans had settled 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  As the orphans were all dispersing after their 9am milk bottles Godoma, Malkia, Esampu, Tagwa, Kuishi, Ngilai, Murit and Sana Sana were walking away and encountered a troop of baboons that were busy jumping from one tree to another and picking up fruit from the ground as well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  Malima and Esampu spun around in the mud as they playfully splashed mud against each other, a game which attracted Sana Sana, Kuishi and Ngilai as well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  Today when all the others out of the eleven in the first group at public visiting were dipping their trunks into the water to see if the mud bath was too cold, Malima shoved Sana Sana and Jotto to the side and without wasting any time, launched herself into the water. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  As the orphans were on their way out into the forest this morning, Wanjala, Galla, Ndotto, Lasayen, Rapa, Maramoja, Sana Sana and Ukame were out in the lead when they came across a group of baboons who were going about their busy forage for food. (read more...) view
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  Later she was quietly dusting beside Sana Sana during public visiting and again from nowhere Luggard came running over to head butt her. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  Jotto came over to her and invited her to a soil dusting game which they enjoyed for a long time and then Sana Sana came over. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  The two girls who don’t really play too many games with the others are Malkia and Sana Sana(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  This game went on for some time and then he started trying to climb on Sana Sana but she wasn’t interested in that game and ran away to continue browsing with the others. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Ambo and Sana Sana were drinking water from the same trough and she went ahead to push the younger Ambo out of the way for some space to drink. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Tagwa, Sana Sana and Kuishi are some of the young ones that have been accompanying him throughout the day. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  As the orphans were on their way out into the forest this morning, Wanjala, Galla, Ndotto, Lasayen, Rapa, Maramoja, Sana Sana and Ukame were out in the lead when they came across a group of baboons who were going about their busy forage for food. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  bush this morning all the orphans were busy browsing and not really playing, though minutes after 7am Lasayen, Rapa, Ndotto, Sana Sana, Malkia and Dupotto started chasing around and chasing after the female warthogs and their young ones that had joined their little group out in the forest for protection. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  As the orphans began their new day out in the bush, Malkia, Sana Sana and Ngilai were all in a playful mood and scampering around, trumpeting and knocking down some small bushes… but about what the keepers were not sure! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  Sana Sana was watching a short distance away as Malkia fought her friends for their milk bottles and fought against the keepers as well for access to the wheelbarrow holding more bottles. (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  Malkia and Sana Sana were very busy driving away a large troop of baboons that were passing by. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  The most difficult time arose when she pushed Tagwa who pushed her back too. Tagwa has seen her head butt Ambo, Jotto, Sana Sana and Malkia too so she decided to teach her a lesson and even the keepers could not separate that fight! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  Ngilai, Sana Sana then Godoma arrived in the rain while the other three were still causing problems. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  The orphans showed a bit of restlessness and Galla, Maramoja, Wanjala, Sana Sana, Rapa and Malkia were frightened by the big cats. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  Their happy time drinking though came to an end when Sana Sana walked over and did not respect the little ones drinking and she pushed Malima into Tamiyoi and they both fell on the ground shouting loudly, prompting the keepers to warn Sana Sana to be nicer to the babies. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  Playful ones like Ngilai, Ndotto, Rapa, Lasayen, Sana Sana, Tagwa, Malkia, Godoma, Mbegu and Pare were all busy rolling, bumping and sliding off one another as they piled up against each other in the wet earth, having lots of fun. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  As the showers continued some of the orphans like Ngilai, Ndotto, Lasayen,  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  The orphans settled down out in the forest this morning and playful Ngilai, Ndotto, Sana Sana, Lasayen, Murit and Godoma were all charging around and chasing after the warthog babies. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  Maramoja, Roi, Sana Sana, Mbegu, Naseku, Rapa, Ndotto and Lasayen were all leading the game with Ndotto and Lasayen running after Naseku and trying to climb on her. (read more...) view
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  At around 2pm today there were some lions spotted in the area and Sana Sana who always likes wondering off on her own encountered the group of lions. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  Little did he know that the naughty Esampu was walking up behind him quickly for revenge; she pushed him as she walked past and he rolled over the water trough before landing on the ground with a bump! Before he could get up though she was already in the mud pool enjoying splashing around with Mbegu, Godoma, Sana Sana and Pare, and he looked confused as he looked around and tried to work out who had pushed him. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  When the orphans were out browsing this morning, Tagwa, Malkia, Wangala, Pare, Maramoja, Sana Sana and Esampu decided to go their own direction. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  This encouraged Mbegu, Lasayen, Pare, Ambo, Sana Sana and Rapa to run in and enjoy the mud themselves. (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  The funny squeaking noise the piglets made Maxwell want to run around after them, though they were wise enough to all run in different directions and gather with their mother, leaving Maxwell always wondering which direction they had run in! As all this was going on, Dupotto, Naseku, Galla, Maramoja and Sana Sana had all gathered alongside Maxwell’s gate and were watching as Maxwell chased the mother and baby warthogs around his stockade. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  Sana Sana however led Esampu, Tagwa, Malkia, Pare, Wanjala and Murit through the forest down to the mud wallow, and failing to find any keepers there with the wheelbarrow she started shouting. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  Sana Sana is such a little sweetie and she seems to be stealing everyone’s heart! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  He was also trying to climb over the wall into Lasayen’s pen in order to play with him. Galla and Sana Sana were also very okay with the moves, as if nothing had happened! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  They took the lead of Esampu, Ambo, Jotto, Sana Sana and Tagwa but just before they were going to arrive at the feeding area, cheeky Ndotto and Lasayen blocked the path, preventing the others from going down to get their bottles. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  The visiting public was amazed this morning when Sana Sana finished her first bottle of milk and instead of allowing her keeper to turn and pick up her second bottle she yelled and started pulling on his dust coat for her second bottle. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  Sana Sana missed running out in the first group for her milk bottle at the 11am feed today. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2016  It has been a day full of drama for little Sana Sana(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2016  Jotto’s games were then superseded by the expert attention-grabber Ndotto, who, together with Sana Sana, took on playing with Mbegu in the mud bath and after in the loose soil as well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2016  This morning it was funny to watch little Esampu, who is relatively new in the nursery, leading Sana Sana, Pare and Maramoja put from the bushes near the stockades, far down to the milk feeding point and close to the orphans’ mud wallow. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2016  When the middle group left for visiting, the older herd stayed behind with Pare and the other younger babies. When the older orphans went down for the visit, the middle group returned within ten minutes so Pare and the others did not feel alone for long. When the public visiting time was over all the orphans reunited in the forest and Pare spent a lot of time communicating with Sana Sana(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2016  There was another group playing consisting of Galla, Sana Sana, Taga and Ambo who were playing in another corner. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2016  While Tusuja was looking after Pare, Sana Sana was on a mission of her own and looking after the new little orphan Esampu. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2016  Since the older boys left a few days ago, the herd has still remained together and intact, apart from Sana Sana who still remains a little girl who likes to wonder alone. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2016  Out in the bush today Galla and Sana Sana spent a lot of time together, on their own and away from the others. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2016  Out in the field early this morning young ones Sana Sana, gentle Murit and Galla as well decided to walk all the way to the little baby group. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2016  Sana Sana is normally a gentle and quiet girl though when it is bottle feeding time she can show some aggression towards the other young ones like Ngilai, Ndotto and Lasayen. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2016  Godoma usually likes hanging around with Mbegu and Dupotto as well as little Sana Sana(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2016  Balguda enjoyed the company of Mbegu, Kauro and Murit this morning. As most of the other orphans kept pushing on deep into the wet bushes, these three decided to stay behind and keep Balguda company, and also have a bit of fun with him too!  
 
Being a Friday, after the 9am milk feed it was time to apply coconut oil to all the orphans – and not everybody likes it! Naseku, Galla and Sana Sana kept their keepers on their toes by running around in every direction before they could put the oil on. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  June  2016  Godoma was leading Murit, Sana Sana and Naseku when the group came across a large pride of lions lying on the rocks near the mudbath area, sunning themselves. (read more...) view
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While heading to the public visit today Ndotto, Lasayen and Sana Sana were all together with Ndotto in the lead. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  June  2016  Sana Sana, who is one of the newer orphans in the nursery, is not yet fully adapted to life at the Nursery and has been causing a few problems for the keepers when the orphans are out in the bush. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2016  The group charged at the lion bush bashing and trumpeting loudly and managed to get it to move away. They then ran to rejoin the rest of the orphan herd but it was a while before they settled down and for about 20 minutes they continued to trumpet and charge around to make sure that the big cat would stay away and thus keep the younger orphans, Murit, Ndotto, Lasayen, Godoma, Rapa, Sana Sana, Ngilai and Mbegu safe. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2016  At about 9am, which is a feeding time for the orphans, Murit and Sana Sana decided to make their way to the 11am mudwallow. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2016   
 
Sana Sana is also enjoying the company of the other orphans and can often be found together with Mbegu, Dupotto and Oltaiyoni. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  May  2016  We have called her Sana Sana(read more...) view
 

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