Search By Keyword:

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

 
Total Daily Entries found: 352
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

6/25/2018 

The orphans were in a happy mood today as they walked down to the lucerne feeding area for food. They met there with Olareís herd combined of Melia, Tumaren, Kibo, Kandecha, Kilaguni, Chaimu, Murka and Makireti. They all interacted and shared lucerne and all had good manners. Some walked to drink water and then they all walked out to the bush to browse.

In the bush Esampu, Mteto and Mundusi joined up with Sapalan and started browsing together. Rapa was browsing alone while other orphans hid in the shade from the sun. They later walked to the mud bath for their milk and started playing there. They relished the cool water in the hot sun!

After mud bath the orphans looked happy and refreshed. Laragai's herd Kithaka, Lemoyian, Barsilinga, Garzi and Sirimon walked away from the orphans. Oltaiyoni was busy browsing with Kauro while others were resting in the shade again from the hot sun. In the afternoon as they made their way back to the stockades for the night, Laragai's herd joined up with them again and followed them back and they were locked in for the night as well.
 

Kibo feding on Lucerene with the orphans


Mutara's group coming to the stockade


Ukame

6/24/2018 

This morning the dependent orphan found Mutarasís group including Suguta, Turkwel, Kainuk, Sities and Kanjoro. Nasalotís herd were also there including Loijuk, Sidai, Zurura, Chyulu, Ishanga, Bongo and Nasalotís baby Nusu, with one wild female in the group too. They stayed for a short time and left. The dependent orphans enjoyed the lucerne after the ex-orphans had gone. Nusu was in a very playful mood but also felt shy with the keepers. Esampu, Kamok and Sapalan were feeding on the Lucerne together.

In the bush Mundusi and Mteto were browsing together while Namalok was separate from others. Later on Mundusi went to communicate with Wanjala and they started browsing. The new three new babies then went to browse with Karisa who they like and remember from the Nursery. Karisa scratched his neck on a nearby stump. The orphans then walked to mud bath for their midday milk bottle.

All the orphans had their bottles and walked straight to the water trough to drink water. Nasalotís herd then arrived and they interacted and wallowed together, before getting out and walking to the dust bath. Wild born baby Nusu was the most playful one on the pile of loose soil, while Zurura and Kasigau were the most playful ones in the water hole. They just love swimming at the moment and playing their pushing games in the water! After the shared dust bath the ex-orphans walked away in separate direction to the dependent orphans who went back out to browse.

Mundusi and Mteto were together the whole of the afternoon, but Esampu seemed to be exploring new friends. Naseku, Wanjala and Karisa were browsing together. While Siangiki and Olsekki as usual stuck together. Wanjala and Karisa are very close friends, and today Tusuja also seemed to be trying to make friends with Wanjala.

In the afternoon the orphans walked back to the stockades for the night. An hour later Laragai, Barsilinga, Kithaka, Lemoyian, Garzi and Sirimon arrived back too and they were shut into their stockade.
 

Esampu, Kamok and Sapalan feeding on Lucerne


Namalok


Karisa scratching

6/13/2018 

Kilaguni, Orwa and Bomani who had spent the night outside the stockade welcomed the juniors out in the morning. Pare in particular, who these days likes to challenge his seniors, entwined his trunk with Kilaguni in morning greetings. Galla challenged Bomani after their morning greetings as Mteto and Mundusi headed straight to the browsing field. The keepers hurried to catch up with them as they are not yet very conversant with the area. The boys were in playful mood in the morning. As they reached the bush Olsekki had a challenging game with Sirimon while Orwa played with Kilaguni. Tusuja played with Pare while the street wise boy Karisa handled Wanjala. Later, Esampu settled to browse with Sirimon and Namalok while Maramoja teamed up with Mundusi and Mteto. At mud bath time, the weather was chilly and the orphans only drank their milk and had some water before going back to browse, deciding to forego the cold water of the mud bath. Only Enkikwe splashed water on his wound and behind his ears before following his friends. The afternoon was still chilly and Karisa saw it wise to have a warm up exercise by initiating a pushing game with Naseku. The quiet Namalok, who still drinks his milk from a bucket, had a light pushing game with Tusuja before settling for a lone soil dusting exercise. Towards evening, the sky cleared giving way to sun shine. 

Siangiki with Lucerne on her back


Namalok playing with Tusuja


Karisa playing with Naseku

6/12/2018 

Karisa left the stockade with a branch in his mouth that he continued to enjoy on the way out. Kauro and Maramoja decided to go and scratch their itchy bodies while Pare and Galla exchanged morning greetings by entwining their trunks. The orphans briefly settled for lucerne before Mteto and Mundusi who are close friends started rumbling as they walked away. Roi heard them and since they are just new to the area, she decided to follow and monitor them so as not to lose them.

Later Esampu decided to have her own game of rolling and sitting on the ground while Rapa decided to gauge his strength by inviting Galla to a pushing game. Galla accepted and the two dueled for some time until Rapa decided that he had enough of the pushing game and opted out to continue browsing. Dupotto developed an itchy ear and decided to scratch on the nearby tree as Garzi dusted himself. Later, the rebels Kithaka, Laragai, Barsilinga, Garzi, Lemoyian and Sirimon dodged the keepers and disappeared into the thicket, only to show up late in the evening with Orwa and Bomani. At mud bath time the weather was chilly and none of the orphans dared to step into the mud bathing water. The orphans had their milk then sipped the drinking water before wandering off into the bush to browse again. Later in the afternoon Dupotto led the first group back to the stockade.
 

Pare scratching


Enkikwe


Garzi soil dusting

6/4/2018 

The orphans left the stockade early as usual and briefly settled on lucerne. Kenze arrived immediately and first went to inspect Enkikwe's injured leg to find out how he was feeling. After briefly checking on Enkikwe and finding he was okay, Kenze held a brief meeting with Olsekki, Garzi, Sirimon, Bomani and Enkikwe and perhaps gave them a lecture on how to survive in the wild. After the lecture, Kenze rumbled for the boys to follow him to the bush where he would teach them some more ways of how to survive in the wild. The boys followed but mid-way met with part of Olare, Chaimu and Kilaguniís groups. The boys changed their minds and chose to first interact with these groups, and by the time they were done Kenze was long gone and nowhere to be seen.

Siangiki settled to browse and chat with Oltaiyoni. After a while Oltaiyoni walked away slowly, after giving Siangiki a consoling pat on her back with her trunk; the two have known each other for many years since the Nursery, and it is touching to see how they are still good friends. Tusuja and Galla engaged one another in a pushing game that ended in a draw. At mud bath time the weather was chilly and the orphans were joined by the junior ex-orphans. In the afternoon, Wanjala and Naseku had a game of soil dusting which attracted Mteto. Mteto sat on Naseku and tried to scratch her buttocks on her. In the evening, the orphans returned back safely to the stockade for another night.
 

Kenze inspecting Enkikwe's leg


Tusuja plays with Galla


Siangiki and Oltaiyoni

 

 

 

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