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Nursery Unit  November  2017  The orphans showed their appreciation by enjoying different games; Ngilai and Jotto were busy sizing each other up, while Mbegu played on some loose soil whilst allowing the likes of Ambo, Malima, Tagwa, Kuishi and the big boy Ndotto to roll and slide down her. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2017  When Tagwa came out of her room she ran over to the room where the tiny baby from the Mara was. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2017  Tagwa approached her to share it with them but Mbegu was having none of it! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2017  He engaged Jotto in a wrestling game and then they enjoyed a game of hide and seek in the bushes.  
Today Tagwa went back to taking care of Sattao as well. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  November  2017  This morning, like some other mornings, Tagwa was trying to keep Kiasa under her care, together with Malkia, but Kiasa kept running up and down dodging the keepers, wanting to go back home. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2017  Godoma, Mbegu, Jotto, Ambo, Maisha, Malkia, Tagwa, Malima, Ngilai, Mteto, Tamiyoi, Enkesha, Maramoja, Sana Sana and Murit all came back for the occasion. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2017  The rain paused a few hours later for the 9am milk feed, which was easier for keepers and elephants alike. Kiko accompanied the elephants out into the forest as well and as they walked further in, so did Kiko, taking the lead with the keepers and the front runners like Tagwa, Maisha and Sattao. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2017  Some of the orphans like Murit, Sana Sana, Emoli, Maisha, Kauro, Ngilai, Tamiyoi, Ambo, Rapa and Tagwa didn’t even want to come out of their stockades to go out into the bush! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2017  As the orphans were walking out to the forest this morning, we watched as Tagwa showed her love and affection for little Sattao. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2017  This morning after the 9am milk bottle feed, lovely Kiasa happily came out of her stockade for the first time and was warmly welcomed by some of the other orphans like Godoma, Maramoja, Tagwa, Malkia, Esampu and Tamiyoi and Malima as well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2017  This mostly involved the little ones like Sattao, Musiara, Tamiyoi, Malima, Jotto, Ambo, Malkia, Tagwa, Godoma, Kuishi, Maisha, Emoli and some of the older ones like playful Ngilai, Pare, Ndotto, Lasayen, Murit and even poor Luggard! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2017  She patted him all over and Pili raised his little trunk up to her. Tagwa, Malkia, Esampu and Tamiyoi then also joined, surrounding the baby and each trying to get closer to him than the other. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2017  Musiara was standing to the side watching as Ambo struggled to free himself. He then made a loud cry which brought Mbegu,  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2017  She was relieved and happy when their gate was opened in the morning!  
 
Tagwa and Maramoja seem to be taking turns babysitting Pili today. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  October  2017  Malkia, Godoma, Esampu, Tagwa and Mbegu have all been trying to take the baby by their side but Tagwa was selected as the adopted mother. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  Malkia was the first one to meet Pili when he went out into the forest in the morning. Mbegu, Godoma, Ndotto, Esampu and Tagwa soon joined them and the little baby was quickly surrounded by elephants all wanting to comfort him. (read more...) view
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  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  Eventually Musiara decided to defend himself by charging back. Tagwa was browsing close to the pair and Sattao seemed to know Tagwa was keeping an eye on him. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  Caring girls like lovely Godoma, Mbegu, Malkia, Tamiyoi and Tagwa went straight to the young babies to make sure they had a good night and were happy. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2017  We watched today how caring and protective little Malkia and Tagwa are for little Sattao. (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  She crossed over to him and checked him all over with her trunk, inspecting of he had been hurt. Tagwa, who is fond of Sattao, also then arrived and they seemed to have a conversation as then Tagwa started to lead in front and as the little boy was pushed from behind by Mbegu as he tried to feel the temperature of the water with his trunk. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  Once all the orphans settled down Kuishi, Ngilai, Tagwa, Malkia and Mteto proceeded to join the little ones. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  Murit and Tagwa are a couple of these ‘scavengers’ and whilst Rapa diligently unearthed a root, before he could even have a taste, it was snatched away by Murit who then proceeded to have a fight with Tagwa over it. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2017  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  Eventually Ndotto had to separate them.  
 
During the public visiting hour it was Tagwa’s responsibility to guard the mud bath from warthogs. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  August  2017  Maktao complained bitterly, forcing Tagwa to come over and when Esampu saw her running in their direction she took off to avoid being disciplined. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  When the orphans came out of their night stockades, some of them like Murit, Tamiyoi, Mteto, Lasayen and Mbegu were seen walking amongst the rooms looking for extra lucerne pellets, whilst others like Ndotto, Kauro, Pare and Rapa were greeting each other with pushing games and Esampu, Tagwa, Malkia and Kuishi were welcoming the three little boys – Musiara, Sattao and Maktao. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  Tagwa was witness to the fight and was trying to act as moderator to help them resolve their conflict. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  It’s as if she is allowing the younger girls some time and space to practice looking after the babies. This has given Tagwa, Malkia, and sometimes Esampu, opportunity to pamper the babies and be there for them when needed. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  There was another incident this morning, which started with naughty girl Mteto. Quiet little Tagwa was feeding all alone when Mteto pushed her to the ground. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  Unfortunately, the game didn’t last long as Rapa and Ngilai decided it would be more fun to chase Sana Sana, Kuishi and Malima. They kept trying to climb on them but the three girls had enough and ran to Maramoja and Mbegu who were looking after the little boys, Musiara and Sattao, with Esampu, Tagwa and Tamiyoi. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2017  Mbegu will always run towards Ndiwa, Sana Sana and  (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  Today the young girls, Godoma, Malkia, Tagwa and Esampu, were fighting over who should get to baby sit Musiara. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  Because of this Mbegu, Tagwa, Malkia have been making several trips back to the stockades. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  Esampu, Ambo and Tamiyoi decided not to be left out and were busy playing with the football in the mud. Only Ndotto, Tagwa and Kauro from the second group decided not to go into the mud but all the others had a lot of fun until the end of the visiting time when it was time to return to the forest. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  He arrived earlier ahead of Tagwa to the milk feeding point and when she arrived she ran straight to the keeper who was feeding Ambo. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  Tagwa is still showing interest in taking care of the little babies and perhaps this has been partly due to Malkia’s influence. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  This is taking place through the efforts of Malkia and Tagwa as these two try to lure him to spend time amongst them and less time next to the keepers. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  Tagwa, Malkia and Maramoja were causing trouble by wanting to join the first group to accompany the babies Musiara and Sattao, who they had attached themselves to. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  Enkesha is doing so well at the moment and is so friendly with everyone. She often browses with  (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  When she found Mbegu right there she knew she needn’t enquire any further; she only checked on Musiara and went to settle next to Tagwa and Sattao who were enjoying a soil dust bath. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  When the first group were back in the forest after their milk and mud bath, Ngilai, Tagwa, Mteto, and Godoma busied themselves chasing after warthogs who were hanging around next to them and the keepers. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  Tagwa is such a polite and quiet girl and is not often involved in very boisterous or active games within the family. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  The rest of the smaller group were happy playing in their own pairs. Tagwa and Ambo were enjoying a pushing game whilst Esampu and Godoma were engaged in a game of ‘chase’. (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  We watched on as Mbegu and Ukame chased Rapa, Lasayen, Galla and Wanjala out of the mud pool because as soon as they came in they started trying to clamber all over poor Malkia and Tagwa as they were trying to enjoy their own bath. (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  They were the loudest but they were not the only ones who were affected by the rain as Esampu, Tagwa, Lasayen, Kuishi and Wanjala were also bothered. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  When Jotto saw her running of we think he thought she was making her way back to the stockades. He tried to overtake her running in that direction, but when he saw her divert towards the babies, he followed her. One thing Enkesha never goes without doing is screaming! When they arrived where the babies were she was so excited she started yelling, but this only attracted Tagwa and Mbegu who also left the main herd trumpeting and running towards the babies. (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  Sometimes Karisa and Pare can be such bullies to the little girls like Malkia, Tagwa and Sana Sana – but this is quite common behaviour in young bulls as they get older. (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  Funnily enough he let Ndotto, Lasayen, Tagwa and Malkia past but he spread his ears wide and would not let Karisa past! (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  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  Tagwa has 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  February  2017  As the young boy went on soil dusting Dupotto stayed by his side and browsed just a short distance from him. Tagwa must have felt jealous of the attention he was getting from Dupotto and she moved in to shove Ambo away from the soil pile. (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  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  shes… 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  A short distance behind them some others had sneaked away and were following behind them. Ambo, Oltaiyoni, Tagwa, Pare, Lasayen, Ndotto and Malkia all came down after them, but they had different intentions as they were after their milk bottles! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  They were definitely quiet after that and Godoma was happy she had got the message across too!  
 
Malkia has been promoted to the older herd so that she can receive some discipline from her older peers in the herd, but this has now meant that Tagwa has started misbehaving and today during the public visit she was promoted to the older herd too, so that she can learn the same manners and social habits from the older ones like Malkia. (read more...)
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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 went on pushing everyone she came across including the keepers too. The most difficult time arose when she pushed Tagwa who pushed her back too. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  tally more orphan were released from the group waiting in the forest than there were keepers waiting to feed them! The noise  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  As the first group of orphans were running down for their milk bottles during public visiting today it was lovely to see little Tamiyoi running down as fast as she could, struggling against her competition of Malkia, Esampu and Tagwa to get there first. (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  Out during the public visit today Malkia, Esampu and Tagwa finished their milk bottles and were running around in an unrestful mood, moving from one point to another trying to see who they could challenge for their milk bottle whilst they were trying to drink! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  As the showers continued some of the orphans like Ngilai, Ndotto, Lasayen, Sana Sana,  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  Tagwa likes competing with the other little babies Jotto, Ambo and Esampu. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  Little ones likes Jotto, Ambo and Esampu who can hardly soil dust themselves their trunks are still so small, were happily assisted by their keepers and they were very happy scampering and rolling in the loose soil as it was thrown on their little bodies in shovels, as they rolled against Mbegu, Godoma, Pare and Tagwa(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  Instead he happily walked over to where gentle Tagwa and Tamiyoi were standing and he browsed with them instead. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  Others like Murit, Tagwa, Jotto and Ngilai were busy feeding on the greens put out by the keepers, whilst Ambo and Esampu were busy fighting over a water trough and who got the right to draw water from it first. (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  Once up from his funny pose, Rapa started his naughty behaviour and blocked poor Malkia and Tagwa from entering the mud bath. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  She has been showing a happy and contented mood amidst her human and elephant family too. 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  He came out of his stable and went to look for Tamiyoi, Esampu and Tagwa and upon seeing them he ran after them, playing a chasing game with Tamiyoi and Esampu and trying to climb on them; definitely back to his usual self! (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  He bumped into Tagwa and Esampu who were browsing on some branches laid there. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  They are aware of the change and will expect it to increase every time! Then you end up with one greedy elephant. Tagwa and Esampu’s milk feed was increased a few days ago and since then he duo have caused a lot of problems at milk feeding time. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  He will just try and find a cooler place normally somewhere around where the keepers are. Tagwa will also sometimes join him as she is never far from her beloved keepers, but she never takes a nap whilst out in the forest. (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  Sana Sana’s milk feeding time was interrupted however by Tagwa and Esampu who are becoming troublesome these days at feeding times. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  Tagwa and Roi gave the warthog a hard time and drove her out of the group. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2016  Tagwa and Esampu are becoming very greedy and stubborn during milk feeding times. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2016  Oltaiyoni pushed her away and she went into the bushes and landed on Tagwa who was feeding there. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2016  When it was their time and Mbegu saw Jotto, Ambo, Tamiyoi and Tagwa coming up she raised her trunk in the air and spread her ears wide to greet them with a rumble. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2016  As we know, all the elephants have their own individual characters. Tagwa is a little girl that likes to complain a lot! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2016  ttle feed, Rapa was the last one to arrive and he was really annoyed to have been left behind by Lasayen, Ndotto, Godoma and Tagwa since he always likes to be the one to lead them down! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2016  Tagwa and Murit were extremely happy spending time with Tamiyoi and the other babies that when the other group began moving further into the forest leaving Tamiyoi behind, they were very reluctant to go. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2016  It was amazing to see Tusuja, Kauro and Tagwa drawing the coconut oil from the buckets and spraying themselves with it independently. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  August  2016  Little Jotto together with Murit and Tagwa as well enjoyed the mud bath slightly to the side and assisted by their keepers, as they were slightly weary of the boisterous behaviour going on. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2016  As that was all going on little Tagwa was walking along the rope cordon enjoying the attention of the visitors as well. (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  They were all playing in the dust and Tagwa was playing with the loose soil next to them too. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2016  This month we have seen the graduation of babies Ambo, Jotto and Tagwa into the older group of orphans and they are now spending their days out with them in the forest. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2016  The new baby Tagwa had a comfortable night and took to her milk bottle so well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2016  Ngilai is a very interactive and playful baby when he is in the mood – but as he was interacting with visitors along the rope cordon today Dupotto came over and pushed him away from the line as she smacked the visitors with her trunk!  
We rescued a new baby female calf today from Nanyuki, who we have called Tagwa(read more...)
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