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Ithumba Unit  September  2017  Nasalot and her two new found friends Bongo and Teleki were at the stockade compound early in the morning. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2017  Shortly later Bongo and Teleki, who have teamed up with Nasalot, also showed up followed by Orwa, Narok, Bomani and Vuria. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2017  Mutara’s group in the company of Narok, Bongo, Vuria, Orwa, Teleki and few members from Olare’s group were at the stockade compound early in morning. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2017  Shortly later Bongo and Narok, who appear to have temporarily separated from Orwa, Teleki, Bomani and Vuria, emerged from the eastern side of the stockade. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2017  Then the orphans were joined by Galana, baby Gawa, Loijuk, Nasalot, Makireti, Kilabasi, Teleki, Chaimu, Kilaguni, Murka, Naisula and Kitirua. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  At mud bath time, the orphans were joined by Ex Orphans Yatta, Galana, baby Gawa, Tumaren, Rapsu, Nasalot, Teleki, Ololoo, Taita, Bongo and eight wild bulls. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2017  In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse along the Kalovoto seasonal river. In the evening twenty five wild elephants checked in at the stockade water troughs for water, including Half Trunk and Ex Orphans Orok, Zurura, Olare, Kalama, Nasalot, Ishanga and Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2017  Wanjala browsed close to Narok and from time to time they could be seen chatting to each other by putting their trunks in each other’s mouth. Laragai teamed up with Kithaka while Ukame and Galla settled to feed with Melia. At mud bath time, the orphans were joined by Wendi, Wiva, a wild boy, Kenze, Taita, Ithumbah, Rapsu, Meibai, Lualeni, Mulika, Mwende, Lenana, Chyulu, Madiba, Naserian, Teleki, Orok and ten wild elephants. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2017  In the browsing field, the orphans were joined by Bongo, Teleki, Orwa, Ololoo, Bomani, Narok and Vuria. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2017  Soon after leaving the stockade, the orphans were joined by Yatta, Nasalot, Yetu, Teleki, Orwa, Bomani, Vuria and Narok. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017   
Back in the bush, Teleki was seen greeting Wanjala and communicating with him. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  May  2017  The three appear to have parted ways with Bongo, Orwa and Teleki who have been seen with Yatta’s group. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2017  The groups were in the company of Makireti’s group who had probably informed them of the new arrivals, since Makireti and her group had already met them. Yatta and Mulika’s groups consisted of Yatta, Yetu, Nasalot, Mulika, Mwende, Kinna, Kama, Ithumbah, Taita, Kenze, Chyulu, Sunyei, Zurura, Sidai, Meibai, Teleki, Ishanga, Wendi and Wiva. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2017  Teleki was missing from Narok’s group and appeared to have teamed up with the senior Ex Orphans. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2017  The partially independent group Narok, Orwa, Bomani, Bongo, Teleki and Vuria arrived just in time to share the lucerne with the juniors. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2017  Tusuja only dropped the milk bottle when he was done with the milk.  
Out of the blue the Ex Orphans started arriving, mostly consisting of the females. Present in the group was Yatta, Mulika, Mwende, Yetu, Sunyei, Nasalot, Sidai, Lenana, Chyulu, Ithumbah, Makena, Loijuk, Kinna, her baby Kama, Galana, her baby Gawa, Wendi and baby Wiva, Ololoo, Meibai, then Orwa, Bomani, Teleki, Narok, Vuria and Bongo, as well as Makireti, Kilabasi, Kasigau, Kenze, Taita, Zurura, Naserian, Lualeni and five wild elephants. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  May  2017  Tusuja had a private conversation with Boromoko before the two were seen walking away from the rest of the herd. Teleki and Vuria briefly enjoyed a little wrestling game before deciding to browse instead. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2017  The orphans settled to browse at Kanziku area and shortly before eleven o'clock in the morning, Garzi Teleki Enkikwe and Orwa came across a drying water hole where they briefly participated in a mud bathing exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2017  Shukuru and Siangiki took a break from feeding to participate in a soil dusting exercise. Their game also attracted Teleki and Bongo who joined them in soil bathing exercise as Sokotei opted for a scratching game against the nearby trees. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2017  Narok and Teleki visited their junior friends early in the morning. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2017  At around ten o'clock in the morning, the orphans were briefly joined by Narok, Orwa, Teleki, Bomani, Bongo, Vuria and a wild bull and another wild orphan. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2017  Shortly later, the orphans were joined by the newly independent group Orwa, Narok, Teleki, Vuria, Bomani and Bongo who joined the wild nearly two weeks ago. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2017  Narok and her group consisting of Orwa, Teleki, Bomani, Bongo and Vuria reported to the stockade compound just minutes after the stockade dependent orphans were let out. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2017  Bongo, Teleki, Vuria, Bomani, Orwa and Narok have bid farewell to the life of coming back to the stockade and are well on their way to returning to the wild. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2017  Orwa, Laragai and Bomani stayed with them the whole day today, while Bongo, Teleki, Vuria and Narok stayed separate. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2017  It was quite hot and most of the orphans decided to go into the water. Shukuru, Lemoyian, Roi, Teleki, Naseku, Kithaka, Boromoko, Garzi and Bongo played the most vigorously. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2017  They met with their other friends Bongo, Narok, Bomani, Vuria, Teleki and Orwa who were in the bush waiting to join them. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2017  Wendi, Yatta and Galana with their babies Wiva, Yetu and Gawa were with them. We also had Bongo, Orwa, Teleki and Narok among the orphans who had slept outside last night, and came very early to enjoy their daily morning lucerne with the others. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2017  In the evening, when it was time to return to the stockades, Narok,  (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2017  After mud bath, Narok, Orwa, Bongo, Teleki and Bomani opted to join the Ex Orphans as the rest of their friends headed to the west of Ithumba Hill where they settled to browse. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2017  After feeding on lucerne, the orphans headed to Kone area where they settled to browse. Teleki, Vuria and Orwa got wind of the Ex Orphans passing close by as they headed to the stockade. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2017  Enkikwe, Kilaguni, Siangiki, Olsekki and Teleki were tempted to join Bongo in wallowing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2017  Enkikwe scratched on the rock with Gawa scratching her trunk there as well. Teleki stretched his trunk to try and reach some of the lucerne from the top of one of the rocks. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2017  Shortly later the orphans were joined by twenty bulls who were in the company of the Ex Orphans. Teleki engaged Kilabasi in a pushing game but ended up losing to her. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2017  At mud bath time the weather was still cloudy but the clouds cleared half an hour later. This prompted Boromoko, Teleki, Siangiki, Bongo and Laragai to get in the mud for a cooling exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2017  In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the Kanziku area. The sun was still hot and Shukuru, Teleki, Boromoko, Siangiki and Olsekki relaxed under trees that had good shade as they waited for the temperature to drop so they could resume browsing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2017  Orwa, Bongo, Vuria, Teleki, Laragai, Narok and Bomani are increasingly showing signs of joining their friends in the wild some time soon. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2017  Narok, Bongo, Laragai, Teleki, Orwa, Bomani and Vuria, who are off milk now, bent the rails of the gate and broke one as they tried to force their way out. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2017  They shared lucerne together briefly before parting ways. At the browsing field, Naseku and Teleki took a break from feeding to scratch against the nearby trees. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2017  They were given a treat of the fresh lucerne when they arrived at the stockade. On the way back to stockade, Laragai, Teleki and Orwa joined the Ex Orphans briefly before getting into the stockade for yet another night. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2017  The temperature was moderate and only Shukuru, Siangiki, Boromoko, Kamok, Tusuja, Garzi, Teleki and Naseku that had a spectacular wallowing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2017  Later in the afternoon, the clouds cleared giving way to sun shine. Bomani and Teleki snuck away from the keepers and only shortly before five o'clock in the evening were they located as they headed towards Imenti area. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2017  They then left in search other green leaves. Later in the day, the clouds cleared giving way to sun shine. Lemoyian, Teleki and Naseku took a break from feeding and relaxed under a tree. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2017  At mud bath time, the orphans were joined by a lone bull that shared water with them. Only Shukuru, Bongo, Narok and Teleki participated fully in the mud bathing exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2017  Only Chyulu decided to escort the juniors up to Kanziku area where she had a brief chat with Teleki and Garzi before returning back to join her friends. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2017  Lemoyian followed them later when he felt that he had done enough soil dusting. In the afternoon, Teleki and Orwa took a break from feeding to relax under a tree as they felt the temperature really was too much. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2017  Bongo, the water boy, was the last one to quit the mud bath. Shortly later, Teleki engaged Lemoyian in a pushing game that ended quickly when Lemoyian surrendered. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2017  On the way, the orphans met with Mutara and her group. There was some excitement as members from both groups exchanged morning greetings by entwining their trunks. Barsilinga exchanged morning greetings with Suguta while Vuria did it with Kainuk, Turkwel with Bomani while Sities greeted Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2017  They all played in the mud with Kamok's group feeling settled and interacting with the other orphans in the mud hole. Teleki started dust bathing, and later the group made their way heading home in the evening. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2017  Barsilinga was charging and playing with Suguta while browsing, while Teleki and Mutara were not far away also communicating with each other. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2017  Shortly later, Orwa quit playing with Kilabasi and walked to play with Kilaguni. Teleki briefly played with Kauro but Kauro surrendered in less than a minute as he is still small. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2017  On the way to the browsing field, Barsilinga engaged Teleki in a pushing game but lost to Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2017  Orwa engaged Mutara in a strength testing exercise while Teleki played with Kanjoro. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2017  At the browsing field, Bomani settled to browse with Teleki while Lemoyian had a pushing game with Boromoko. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2016  Narok settled to feed with Siangiki while Teleki attempted to push a tree to get some leaves that he couldn't reach with his trunk. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2016  Orwa was happy to see the two boys. Orwa took a break from feeding to engage Kilaguni in a strength testing exercise while Teleki decided to challenge Kasigau. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2016  When the orphans came out, Teleki engaged Makena in a pushing game that ended when Kilaguni intervened by pushing Teleki away, and proceeded to enjoy a pushing game with Makena himself. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2016  Makireti teamed up with Olsekki and Teleki to feed as Kilabasi moved to play with Orwa. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2016  Vuria had fun rolling on Teleki who had lain down to play in a pool of water. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2016  At the browsing field, Vuria, Garzi, Barsilinga and Teleki had fun rolling on the ground. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2016  Yatta exchanged afternoon greetings with Narok as Teleki tried to challenge Chyulu. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2016  Half an hour later, the groups parted ways.  
 
Out in the field, Teleki felt that he was very strong when by luck he pulled down a big branch which snapped and fell, producing that crashing sound that always is heard when big elephants break big branches! (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  December  2016  Ololoo walked over to the gate of the stockades and had a brief chat with Orwa, Teleki, Vuria, Bongo and Bomani. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2016  Enkikwe browsed close to Teleki as Bomani browsed with Makireti, who had joined the group with Kasigau and Kilabasi. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2016  Then they walked to the next small pool of water and started wallowing there too. Teleki and Boromoko led the group back to the bush to browse. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2016  Bongo, Boromoko, Teleki, Barsilinga, Sokotei, Sirimon and Boromoko played vigorously with Barsilinga kissing Sirimon with his trunk. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2016  Boromoko and Sokotei were browsing together with Bomani and Siangiki sharing food off the same stick. Teleki was rolling on the ground as he covered himself with red soil. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2016  The group later headed to the bush for browsing. 
 
In the bush Bongo and Teleki were browsing on the high tree branches together. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  November  2016  Most of them played in the mud vigorously including Shukuru who was resting her head and trunk on Vuria’s back. Teleki, Bongo and Kithaka were covered in mud after rolling around. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2016  Bongo on the other side was scratching on the rocks. Olsekki and Teleki were scratching on the rock separately before they walked away to the bush. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2016  Teleki was playing a funny game and rolling on the ground whilst Olsekki playing with Siangiki and Bomani play fought with Lemoyian. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2016  Given the high temperature, all the orphans participated in wallowing in the mud. Teleki emerged as the star of the day as he remained in the water longer than the rest. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2016  Shortly later, Mutara and Makireti’s groups reported for mud bath too. Back out in the bush, Teleki played with Barsilinga while Bomani played with Olsekki, a game that ended soon when Bomani attempted to climb on Olsekki. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2016  Before they could get to him, all the milk had gone and Sirimon dropped the bottle and ran away.  
 
It was all quiet at mud bath without any wild elephants and the orphans freely moved to every corner of mud bath with Laragai, Bongo, Vuria, Teleki, Shukuru, Lemoyian, Kithaka and Garzi participating fully in wallowing while the rest walked up to water trough to drink water. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  October  2016  One of the bulls trumpeted making the orphans more nervous. At last the orphans managed to get out and headed straight to the browsing field. In the afternoon, Olsekki settled to browse close to Siangiki, Sokotei browsed with Laragai while Barsilinga settled to browse with  (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2016  Enkikwe came across a nice rock that he used to scratch his buttocks on while Teleki engaged Murka in a pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2016  Teleki engaged Vuria in a pushing game and later moved on to acquire more pushing skills from Rapsu. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2016  Their game came to an abrupt end when Vuria intervened and pushed Barsilinga away. Barsilinga walked to Teleki and tried to engage him in a strength testing exercise but ended up losing to Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2016  Enkikwe and Teleki had a brief chat using their trunks. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2016  At mud bath time, the orphans were joined by Madiba, Zurura, Buchuma and Taita. Lemoyian and Teleki wallowed for a long time as Sirimon and Shukuru left for soil dusting. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2016  Boromoko had a light strength testing exercise with Teleki while Laragai and Narok headed for soil dusting. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2016  A while later, Laragai moved to play with Wiva but met resistance from Yetu who tried to block her from playing with Wiva. Teleki spent some time playing with Ololoo while Orwa and a wild elephant walked to the water through to help themselves with water. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2016  The orphans withdrew from mud bathing and headed for soil dusting before returning back to the browsing field. Teleki lagged behind and had a brief encounter with Orok from whom he learned some pushing tactics. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2016  Later on they started browsing with Garzi scooping and tossing some soil in the air, while Bongo and Teleki seemed to be having a conservation between themselves, rumbling in a low tone. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2016  Vuria tackled Teleki but Teleki wasn't in the mood for games and turned and walked away from Vuria. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2016  The two groups met again at mud bath. Kitirua engaged Narok in a pushing game while Naisula played with Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2016  Later on, Boromoko led the way back to the browsing field. Teleki and Lemoyian spent some time soil dusting before resuming browsing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2016  Ololoo had a brief strength testing exercise with Teleki while Bomani chose to scratch his buttocks on a nearby rock. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2016  Wiva played with Enkikwe, Olsekki and later Boromoko. Ololoo engaged Teleki in a pushing game while Sokotei tackled Enkikwe. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2016  Rapsu joined the orphans briefly at browsing field where Teleki spent sometime learning pushing tactics from Rapsu. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2016  Garzi accepted and walked away leaving Narok playing with Kibo. Teleki joined a junior bull in drinking water as Orwa opted to play with Olsekki. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2016  Vuria engaged Ololoo in a strength testing exercise but lost the game shortly afterwards. Teleki learned some pushing techniques from Sidai while Garzi learned from Zurura. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2016  Vuria briefly played with Bongo as Barsilinga ran into trouble with Teleki when he grabbed Teleki's tail. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2016  Orwa stood his ground and defended himself as the wild calf threatened to attack him. Shortly later Wiva met with Teleki as she was running towards her mother. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2016  Vuria tackled Chemi Chemi in a game that he lost miserably. Teleki tried Olare but Olare proved to be so much stronger than him so he surrendered. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2016  Orwa, who likes challenging his seniors, engaged Kibo in a strength testing exercise. Laragai challenged Kalama while Teleki played with Kanjoro. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2016  Orwa then walked to play with Kithaka as Teleki challenged a junior wild elephant, while Vuria played with Makena. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2016  Boromoko relaxed under a nearby tree before joining his friends to soil dust. Narok briefly played with Teleki while Bomani rode on Olsekki. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2016  The weather was cloudy and two wild bulls were helping themselves to the water at the stockade water trough. One of the bulls had received treatment few months ago and had recovered fully, only a scar was left behind indicting his encounter with poachers. Soon after arriving at the browsing field, Barsilinga engaged Garzi in a pushing game while Bongo decided to settle scores with Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2016  Every year we watch Shukuru behave in such a way and where she becomes very selective in what she is feeds on. Teleki and Bongo entwined their trunks in greeting as Narok rumbled to signal her friends that it was time to leave for browsing before the sun got hot. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2016  Bomani met with Olsekki and threatened to push him but Olsekki stood his ground and tackled Bomani. Teleki engaged Lenana in a pushing game but ended up losing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2016  He picked a dry broken branch and carried it off in his trunk as he headed back to the bush. Bomani and Teleki couldn't understand why Lemoyian had given up in chasing the warthogs and so offered to help. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2016  The orphans settled for soil dusting soon after having enough of wallowing. Bomani took advantage of climbing on Teleki who was rolling on the ground. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2016  Kenze emerged on his own from the south eastern side of the stockade and joined the juniors to feed on lucerne. Teleki quit talking to Kainuk and walked towards Kenze as if to find out why he was on his own. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2016  At the browsing field Bomani and Garzi had a brief strength testing exercise that saw Bomani emerge as the winner. Teleki played with Bongo while Vuria played with Orwa. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2016  In the afternoon, the dependent orphans settled to browse in the Kanziku area. Teleki, Bongo, Bomani, Boromoko, Sirimon and Sokotei decided to feed under the trees to escape the scorching sun. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2016  Bomani and Narok lagged behind as they tried to play with Wiva while Teleki engaged Meibai in a pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2016  Makireti's arrow wound is still in the process of healing but without any problems. After mud bath, Teleki and Vuria kept themselves busy by engaging each other in a pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2016  Five bulls reported for water as the orphans prepared to exit from the mud bath. Teleki engaged Vuria in pushing game that left Vuria in a charging mood. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2016  They were joined by Zurura, Challa and a wild bull. Kithaka and Teleki stood some distance away as they suckled their trunks soon after drinking their milk. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2016  At the browsing field, Shukuru and Boromoko took some time off from feeding to participate in a soil dusting exercise. Teleki had a brief conversation with Boromoko and Sokotei while Orwa and Garzi entwined their trunks for sometime before resuming browsing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2016  The orphans started picking whatever they can so as to avoid conflict with their seniors. Teleki engaged Ololoo in a pushing game as Sokotei had a brief strength testing exercise with Sirimon. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2016  Chemi Chemi engaged Teleki in a strength testing exercise that ended in a draw as Orwa tried to play Kitirua. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2016  n the way to the browsing field, Boromoko was escorted by Laragai and Teleki as Bongo and Lemoyian lagged behind as they charged at warthogs that had come for water at the stockade. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2016  Kalama engaged Teleki in a pushing game and later played with Narok. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2016  Enkikwe played with Bongo as Bomani played with Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2016  In the browsing field, Bomani and Teleki engaged one another in a pushing game while Kibo played with Chaimu. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2016  Later, Bomani engaged Tumaren in a strength testing exercise that he lost easily to Tumaren. Teleki tried to play with Naisula but Naisula's tusks were too long, twice the size of his own and thus it proved difficult for him to handle Naisula. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2016   
Whilst out browsing Lemoyian settled to browse with Teleki while Garzi had a pushing game with Barsilinga. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  July  2016  Later in the day, Enkikwe, Olsekki, Bomani, Narok and Teleki settled for a soil dusting exercise while Bongo was busy attempting to climb on Vuria, though without success. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2016  Lemoyian tackled Bomani as Narok played with Bongo. At the browsing field, Bongo played with Vuria as Teleki engaged Kanjoro in a pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2016  Bomani surrendered making Kasigau go and look for someone else to play with and lucky enough, Teleki was willing and they had a lengthy pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2016  Kitirua settled close to Siangiki and Enkikwe while Teleki tested his strength against Lenana. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2016  Our orphans such as Bongo, Laragai, Vuria, Teleki, Narok, Siangiki, Olsekki, Enkikwe and Garzi played in the mudhole as a group. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2016  The same group later walked to the dust bath with Bongo and Teleki walking straight away to the wild bulls at the water trough to communicate with them . (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2016  Orwa was playing with Vuria while Teleki was scrunching. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2016  All the orphans were busy browsing – the temperature was slightly cooler today. Teleki started playing with Vuria in preparation for going for milk at the mudbath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2016  Later on, Lemoyian led the group to the mud bath for their milk. Some of them played in the mud hole vigorously despite it not being very hot weather. A group of wild bulls came in who drank water and left. Then Half Trunk with another bull walked to the mudhole and played there together with some of our orphans including Narok, Lemoyian, Bongo and Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2016  Vuria, Barsilinga and Garzi were playing together while Teleki scratched on a tree. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2016  At the browsing field, Shukuru settled to browse with Teleki while Orwa browsed with Lemoyian. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2016  Bomani moved to tackle Ishanga but Ishanga didn’t want to entertain him and so pushed Bomani away. Teleki had a brief moment of interacting with Orok but moved away when Orok tried to push him. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2016  Barsilinga shared lucerne with Lemoyian as Orwa settled close to Narok. Enkikwe and Olsekki teamed up together as Teleki decided to scratch on the nearby rocks. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2016  Mwende defended herself as she slowly retreated to her mother. Mutara pushed Teleki when he tried to take some lucerne that was close to her, while Meibai played with Bomani. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2016  Teleki spent some time learning new pushing tactics from Zurura while Makena engaged Orwa in a strength testing exercise as Kanjoro played with Kalama. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2016  In the afternoon, the juniors were joined by Makireti’s group where Orwa got the opportunity to play with Kasigau. Teleki and Olsekki spent some time soil dusting and soon they were joined by Shukuru. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2016  The orphans left for browsing soon after finishing the lucerne they had in their mouths. At the browsing field, Teleki spent some time in soil dusting and later engaged Lemoyian in a pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2016  Soon after drinking water, Teleki engaged Kilabasi in a pushing game while Orwa played with Vuria. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2016   
In the browsing field, Olsekki, Siangiki and Enkikwe browsed together while Teleki and Vuria spent some time in a strength testing exercise. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  June  2016  At mud bath time, the temperatures were moderate and only Narok, Teleki, Bongo, Garzi, Laragai and Mutara participated in wallowing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2016  At mud bath time, the orphans were joined by twenty wild bulls and the Ex Orphans.  
 
Teleki engaged Makena in strength testing exercise, Vuria tried to intervene but Makena resisted and pushed him away leaving Teleki to enjoy playing with her. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  May  2016  Narok enjoyed a pushing game with Orwa after which Orwa mounted Narok while Teleki engaged Vuria in a strength testing game and Bomani took on Lemoyian. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  Lemoyian tackled Bomani as Narok played with Bongo. At the browsing field, Bongo played with Vuria as Teleki engaged Kanjoro in a pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  The two groups settled for lucerne and thereafter Kanjoro engaged Teleki in a morning strength testing exercise as Mutara played with Orwa. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  Bomani spent some time scratching against the acacia trees while Teleki rolled in the soil dust bathing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  Mutara and her group joined the juniors at the stockade compound where Kanjoro engaged Teleki in a pushing game as Narok played with Lemoyian. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  The orphans briefly settled to enjoy some lucerne before Shukuru led the way to the browsing field where Teleki engaged Kainuk in a pushing game while Olsekki and Enkikwe browsed with Bomani. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  Laragai threatened to push Mwende as Ololoo played pushing games with Orwa. Teleki came over to watch Orwa play Ololoo at which point Ololoo abandoned his game with Orwa and climbed on Teleki who was able to get free and make his way towards Yatta. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  Wiva had the opportunity of interacting with Teleki and Chemi Chemi before she was quickly whisked away by her nannies. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  Shortly later, Vuria played with Kilabasi as Kasigau attempted to mount on Narok. After Kasigau walked towards Teleki where he tried to take food from Teleki's mouth. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  When the gates were opened for the juniors, Teleki stood to watch a game between Kibo and Tumaren. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  Bomani quit playing with Lemoyian and snuck up behind Garzi to ride on him, but Garzi resisted and shook Bomani off. Teleki found a nice rock that he used to scratch his belly on. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  At the browsing field Lemoyian picked a fight with Teleki which surely he knew he couldn't win. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  Teleki invited Vuria into a pushing game which Vuria accepted and their game went on for some time before they parted ways. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  Vuria was standing nearby and couldn't let this chance slip. He ran over and quickly engaged Bongo in a pushing game. Teleki had his own game of rolling on the ground that also then attracted Vuria. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  Lemoyian settled to browse with Barsilinga while Tumaren settled to browse with Laragai. Teleki settled to browse with Kibo and from time to time they communicated by putting their trunks in each other’s mouths. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  The wild female surrendered after seeing how much support Vuria had from his friends. Teleki engaged Naisula in a pushing game but surrendered shortly later. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  Teleki started his day by a performing a soil dusting exercise and later he started climbing on Vuria. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  Orwa likes a challenge and played with Nasalot and since Nasalot is much taller than him. Teleki engaged Makireti in a light pushing game that was interrupted by Kilabasi. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  Shortly after, Bongo turned on Vuria and they had a pushing game for quite some time. Lemoyian settled to feed with Teleki as Kithaka came across a nice rock that he used to scratch his bottom on. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  Teleki settled to browse with Naisula while Barsilinga started a soil dusting exercise in the wet soil. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  Bomani, Teleki and Barsilinga took some time off from feeding to participate in a soil dusting exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  Barsilinga spent some time dusting himself before making his way deep into the bush. Lemoyian, Bomani and Teleki settled to browse together for quite some time while Barsilinga settled to browse with Laragai. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  Shukuru settled to browse with Barsilinga as Teleki took a break from feeding to participate in a soil dusting exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  On the way to the browsing field Orwa engaged Turkwel in a pushing game as Kilaguni played with Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2016  Tomboi just lifted his trunk to say hi to the juniors and walked past them without stopping. Vuria, Teleki, Orwa and Garzi responded by rumbling. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  As soon as they came out Teleki engaged Kanjoro in a pushing game while Kasigau enjoyed climbing on Mutara. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  In the browsing field, Teleki took some time off from feeding to soil bath while Garzi played with Kithaka. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  At the browsing field Orwa and Vuria spent some time in a strength testing exercise. Teleki scratched his chin against a branch of a tree while Narok came across a suitable rock that she used to scratch her buttocks. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  Garzi was scratching his belly while Teleki and Narok played. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  ome, like Orwa and Teleki, enjoyed scratching on the rocks first. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  They browsed together for the rest of the day until evening when Teleki led them back home. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  Teleki and Meibai spent some time in a pushing game in which Teleki wanted to learn any new pushing techniques that Meibai had and that would help him floor his peers of the same age. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  Kanjoro exchanged morning greetings with Bongo by entwining their trunks. Kanjoro walked over to Teleki and did the same thing before settling for lucerne. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  Shortly later, he was joined by Vuria his playmate who first mounted on him before lying on the ground to play. Bomani Teleki, Orwa and Laragai just stood close by and watched the two boys play their game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  At mud bath time, only Shukuru, Kanjoro, Bongo, Teleki, Sities, Kilabasi, Makireti and Kasigau participated in wallowing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  Bomani settled to browse with Garzi as Teleki spent some time performing a lone game of rolling on the ground. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  An hour later, Orok parted ways with the juniors and headed to an undisclosed location. In evening  (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  Narok entwined her trunk with Makireti in morning greetings while Kilabasi greeted Laragai. At the browsing field Teleki started the day’s activities by challenging Kasigau. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  After mud bath Garzi, Narok, Teleki and Barsilinga spent some time scratching against the nearby acacia trees. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  On the way to the mud bath, Teleki came across loose soil that made him to stop and have a brief soil dusting exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  In the browsing field, Vuria and Bomani spend some time in their usual pushing game. Vuria then fed close to Narok while Teleki settled to browse with Kithaka. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  After feeding on lucerne, Narok led the way to the browsing field. At the browsing field, Lemoyian settled to feed with Teleki and later joined Barsilinga while Orwa browsed with Bongo. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2016  After arriving at the browsing field, Teleki, Garzi and Narok spent some time soil dusting. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  Orwa played Vuria and awhile later Teleki intervened and pushed Vuria away so he could play with Orwa. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  The orphans had a quiet morning and at mud bath time the sun was hot and only Laragai Garzi, Bongo, Vuria and Teleki participated in wallowing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  At mud bath time, only Bongo, Sities, Teleki, Mutara, Shukuru, Kanjoro and Teleki wallowed in the mud pool. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  Shortly later, Suguta, Turkwel and Kainuk joined the juniors. Turkwel had a brief moment of communicating with Teleki who kept putting his trunk in Turkwel’s mouth. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  The herd browsed calmly throughout the entire morning.  
 
At mud bath time only Bongo, Vuria and Teleki decided to wallow. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  March  2016  The reason behind the drama was Laragai believing that Yetu might take her milk. The sun was hot and only Kanjoro, Garzi, Teleki and Bongo participated in wallowing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  Lemoyian settled to feed with Laragai as Kainuk settled to browse with Turkwel. At mud bath time only Teleki, Laragai, Vuria, Mutara, Kanjoro and Sities participated in wallowing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  At mud bath Barsilinga opted for soil dusting rather than going into the water. Laragai and Teleki had an enjoyable moment in water as they wallowed close to each other. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  Laragai was rolling on the ground while Bomani climbed on her. Vuria was play fighting with Bongo and Teleki, Bongo, Bomani and Narok were having a meeting together. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  Lemoyian and Kithaka spent some time play fighting as did Orwa and Vuria and Laragai pushed Bomani whilst Teleki stood by watching them. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  In the mudbath, Kanjoro, Vuria, Narok, Mutara, Laragai, Sities and Teleki played in the water and when Kanjoro tried to exit Vuria kept trying to push Kanjoro back in to continue their play. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  t was a sunny day but the orphans weren’t bothered by the sun and concentrated on browsing. At the mudbath only Teleki, Bongo and Kanjoro enjoyed a good wallow whilst the rest stood at the edge of the mudbath drinking and watching the three boys. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  After mud bath Kanjoro engaged Ex Orphan Meibei in a pushing game but he lost to Meibei. Teleki was standing close by and he too tried to challenge Meibei but he also lost to the much older elephant. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  At the browsing field, Orwa took some time to play with Kithaka while Kanjoro invited Teleki to have a strength testing exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  In the afternoon, the clouds cleared giving way to sun shine. Kithaka, Lemoyian, Vuria, Garzi and Teleki opted to feed under the trees so as to escape the scorching sun. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2016  Lemoyian played with Bomani as Garzi engaged Barsilinga in a pushing game. Teleki challenged Kilabasi while Bongo and Vuria settled their old scores by pushing one another. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  Outside the stockade, Chemi Chemi was engaging Teleki in a pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  He charged and decided to attack it but the bird was fast and flew away. Teleki challenged Meibai in a pushing game but lost easily to Meibai because he was not as strong. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  Teleki developed an itchy ear and so used a nearby tree to scratch himself. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  At mud bath time, the juniors were joined by Madiba, Tomboi, Rapsu and a wild elephant. After mud bath, Teleki led his friends into a soil dusting exercise where they were joined by Buchuma. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  Barsilinga moved to feed close to Kasigau until Teleki came over and had a brief strength testing game with Kasigau. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  Kilabasi went to play with Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  Chemi Chemi played with Narok and later engaged Teleki in a pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016   
At mud bath time, the sun was very hot and Teleki, Garzi, Bongo, Kanjoro, Mutara, Suguta, Narok and Turkwel had a spectacular time wallowing. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  February  2016  At mud bath time the sun was really hot and Bongo, Teleki, Kanjoro, Vuria, Garzi and Suguta swam in the water for a long time. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  ing the stockade Orwa and Turkwel started their day with a strength testing exercise as Bomani, Kithaka, Narok, Lemoyian and Teleki scratched on nearby rocks. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  Garzi spent some time playing with Barsilinga and their game ended in a draw. Kanjoro quit playing with Bongo and engaged Teleki in a brief strength testing exercise, before Kanjoro resumed browsing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  The clouds cleared and gave way to sun shine and this prompted Shukuru, Lemoyian, Teleki and Kanjoro to flap their ears continuously to cool off. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  A short while later it started drizzling which put the orphans in a playful mood. Garzi, Teleki, Narok, Shukuru and Lemoyian rolled around in the wet red earth smearing themselves with mud and having a lovely time. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  Soon after leaving the stockade Teleki engaged Kanjoro in a pushing game that went on for quite some time. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2016  Barsilinga then went to mount Orwa who was enjoying rolling around on the ground playing and dustbathing. Teleki challenged Chaimu to strength testing games. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  Kanjoro, Mutara and Suguta joined the juniors at around seven o'clock in the morning. Teleki straight away started a strength testing exercise with Kanjoro but unfortunately lost the game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  Later in the browsing field Orwa engaged Narok in a pushing game while Kanjoro tackled Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  Kithaka shared his food with Kanjoro, Barsilinga with Vuria, Laragai with Teleki, Bomani with Narok and Kainuk with Turkwel. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  Later in the day Kanjoro had differences with Teleki which they resolved by pushing one another. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  After drinking water, Chaimu played Kasigau and later played with Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  Only Kanjoro, Bongo, Narok, Barsilinga and Teleki participated in wallowing in the mud bath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  At mud bath time, Shukuru refused to take her milk and only Bongo, Vuria, Teleki, Narok, Barsilinga, Bomani, Orwa, Ishanga, Kanjoro and Suguta participated in wallowing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  First was Bongo then Vuria and Kanjoro finished the games. Later Garzi challenged Barsilinga, Ololoo mounted on Teleki while Laragai had a lone game of rolling on the ground. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  Teleki, Vuria, Laragai, Garzi and Suguta stretched out their trunks towards him in greeting. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  Later in the afternoon Teleki, Kithaka, Barsilinga, Vuria and Bomani came across a small drying water hole with thick mud that they rolled in. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  At the browsing field, Kanjoro and Teleki briefly engaged one another in a play fight. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  Garzi came in to help Laragai but it turned out it was just a short, fun game. Teleki walked over to Yatta and started greeting her. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  A number of them started scratching on the rocks in different styles, beginning with Kithaka, Teleki, Orwa, Barsilinga, Kainuk, Turkwel and Kanjoro while Bongo and Vuria had a play fight nearby. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016   
Bongo led the group with Mutara to play in the mud bath and have fun. Everyone played in the mud except Kithaka, Teleki, Garzi, Kainuk, Turkwel and Orwa who instead had a dust bath on the other side. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  January  2016  Kanjoro and Teleki spent some time in a pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  In the afternoon, Orwa and Kanjoro had a pushing game that lasted for some time. Later Teleki, Orwa, Kanjoro, Garzi, Shukuru, Bomani and Bongo came across a small water pool that they used to have an afternoon mud bath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  Orwa and Kanjoro spent some time in a strength testing exercise as Teleki scratched his belly against a bent tree. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  In the evening, Teleki spent some time in a lone game of rolling on the ground. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2016  Unfortunately Nasalot was not present. 
 
Teleki engaged ex orphan Makena in a pushing game but Orwa who was close by wasn't happy as he thought that he should be the one playing with Makena. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  December  2015  Lemoyian joined Mutara in browsing while Turkwel paired with Laragai in feeding. As the day progressed, Kanjoro engaged Teleki in a strength testing game that ended when Orwa forced himself into the game by pushing Teleki, so as to play with Kanjoro. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  Turkwel and Teleki exchanged morning greetings by entwining their trunks soon after leaving the stockade. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  Turkwel led the way to the browsing field. There she had a brief strength testing exercise with Teleki which ended soon when Teleki surrendered. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  At mud bath time only Mutara, Kanjoro, Bongo, Vuria and Teleki participated in wallowing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  Vuria and Teleki had a brief strength testing exercise before proceeding to the mud bath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  Lemoyian browsed with Suguta and Kanjoro, Teleki with Bongo and Sities with Turkwel. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  His game attracted Orwa who joined him and together they started rolling on the ground. Teleki had a conflict with Kainuk when he tried to forcefully take some grass from Kainuk's mouth. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  Teleki and Kithaka exchanged morning greetings in the form of pushing each other but it was cut short by Orwa who interrupted their game by separating them. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  Barsilinga and Shukuru decided to scratch their bottoms on the nearby rocks while Kanjoro and Teleki had a brief strength testing exercise that ended quickly when Teleki surrendered. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  Teleki and Kainuk had a disagreement when Teleki came to feed close to Kainuk. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  Teleki engaged Kainuk in a strength testing exercise that he ended up losing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  On arriving at mud bath, the orphans enjoyed swimming in plenty of water which had collected in the dam. Mutara enjoyed to the maximum as she rolled backwards, splashing the water by hitting it with her trunk while Vuria enjoyed free rides from Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  Laragai teamed up with Sities in feeding while Narok, Kanjoro, Bongo and Teleki formed a squad and browsed together till mud bath time. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  Vuria enjoyed riding on Teleki and later had a sparing contest with Bongo a while submerged in the water. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  At the browsing field Vuria and Teleki both fed from the same tree as Kithaka took a break from feeding to roll and play on the ground. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  At mud bath time, Kithaka, Barsilinga and Lemoyian boycotted the watergames and continued to eat. Vuria and Teleki had a game of mounting one another while still in water. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2015  Vuria turning on his back with his legs in the air, the rest of his body totally submerged! Bongo the waterbaby in our midst was on the other side of the big midday mud wallow and was mounting on Teleki while swimming. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2015  He looked so beautiful with his heavy trunk and pointed tasks and smiling face. Teleki started playing with Bongo but soon ended the game in fear of being knocked down. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2015  After downing their milk bottles, the young ones ran towards the mudhole where Bongo, Mutara, Teleki and Mutara led them in for a cheerful wallow. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2015  We had Bongo, Kanjoro, Vuria, Teleki, Laragai, Sities, Kainuk and Garzi there too. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2015  The orphans came out and walked to the lucerne field as normal. Barsilinga started having a thigh scratch whilst Teleki knelt down to scratch in a tortoise style. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2015  Sities, Kanjoro, Lemoiyan, Vuria, Bongo, Narok, Mutara, Orwa and Teleki played much vigorously in a small water pool that had formed in the bush. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2015  Orwa started scratching and mounting on Garzi while Barsilinga was enjoying a neck scratch and Teleki a back scratch in the early morning this morning. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2015  There Orwa and Barsilinga started playing a strength testing game while Teleki scratched his ears on a tree. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2015  Kithaka also went down to his knees and start rolling in the mud while Barsilinga, Lemoyian and Teleki watched him. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2015  Vuria after the milk started play fighting with Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2015  Suguta started scratching on the rock with Teleki and Laragai in different places. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2015  There Bongo led some of them to the mudhole for swimming such as Vuria, Garzi, Laragai, Kithaka, Bomani, Shukuru, Teleki and Sities. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2015  After their milk, they started playing in the mudbath with Teleki and Vuria playing quite a rough game in the mud. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  When the sun became too hot Teleki, Kithaka and Barsilinga went to relax under a tree, from time to time Teleki would put his trunk in Barsilinga's mouth. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  Towards nine o’clock the sun was getting hot and Kainuk and Mutara relaxed under a tree. At mud bath time Laragai and Teleki held their trunks in their mouths soon after drinking their milk. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  Bongo and Kanjoro browsed far away from their friends. Shortly before five o’clock in the evening, Teleki engaged Turkwel in a pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  Their game put the other orphans in a playful mood too. Suguta engaged Mutara in a pushing game while Teleki played Sities. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  Lemoyian was the first one to leave the stockade followed by Narok. As the orphans waited for lucerne, Narok and Lemoyian kept themselves busy by scratching their buttocks on the nearby rocks as Kanjoro and Teleki entwined their trunks in greeting. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  Kithaka led the first group to the mud bath. Though the sun was hot only Bongo, Kithaka, Laragai and Teleki participated in wallowing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  Vuria and Shukuru went to relax under a tree that had good shade, instead of going for wallowing. After mud bathing, Teleki picked a long piece of stick that he used to scratch his chest and later, he engaged Ololoo in a strength testing exercise as Barsilinga played with Bomani and Narok played with Zurura. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  After drinking enough, Kanjoro led the way to the browsing field. Teleki challenged Suguta in a strength testing game that saw him bow out after Suguta pushed him hard. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  Before leaving, Teleki got a few tutorials from Buchuma when he engaged him in a strength testing exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  Kithaka was the first one to get in the mud followed by Teleki and Vuria. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  Kanjoro played with Sities while Garzi played Barsilinga and Turkwel played with Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  Mutara led the way to the browsing field and as soon as the orphans settled down to browse, Teleki challenged Suguta in a strength testing exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  Lemoyian spend most of the afternoon feeding with Kainuk as Laragai and Teleki relaxed under a tree until the temperatures dropped to favourable level. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  A short while later, a wild mother and her baby joined the juniors in feeding on lucerne. Teleki at first tried to block the baby from accessing the lucerne but one look from the mother made Teleki respect the baby. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  After the wild bulls moved away from the water trough, Teleki followed Buchuma to the water trough where they shared water as Kainuk engaged Orwa in a light pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  As Teleki was walking towards the mud bath, he was scared by chattering baboons. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2015  Rapsu shared lucerne with the juniors soon after they were let out.  
 
On their way to the browsing field, Teleki greeted Bongo by extending his trunk towards him. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  September  2015  They decided it was time to move on. 
 
In the bush, Barsilinga and Kithaka were browsing together while Orwa and Teleki were rubbing-shoulders and pushing each other. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  September  2015  Today all the elephants were busy struggling in the heat. Sities, Bongo, Teleki and Mutara were browsing on one tree and later the whole group left for the mudbath unable to handle the soaring temperatures and needing a cool off. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2015  Vuria, Teleki and Garzi that were feeding on the lucerne at the edge of the stockade compound, started retreating towards the keepers when they saw the wild bull approaching. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2015  In the afternoon, the sun was still hot and Teleki decided to relax under a tree that had a good shade while Bomani and Barsilinga shared shade under a different tree. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2015  At mud bath time, Vuria opted to relax under a tree instead of joining his friends in mud bathing. Bongo and Teleki had a light pushing game while they were wallowing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2015  Teleki joined Rapsu in soil bathing and later Kanjoro picked a fight with Ololoo after Ololoo had finished playing with Orwa. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2015  Shukuru took advantage of Teleki who was rolling on a red soil and used him as a scratching rock. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2015  Later, Kanjoro led the way to the browsing field. Turkwel and Teleki had a strength testing exercise that ended soon after Teleki surrendered. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2015  Kithaka led the first group to the mud bath while Barsilinga followed in the second group with Vuria, Teleki and Narok. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2015  Garzi left when Orwa came to push him away. Later, the juniors were joined by the partially independent group; Teleki engaged Kasigau in a pushing game that lasted for quite some time. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2015  They came together at the time of going to the mud bath where Teleki and Vuria briefly entwined their trunks in greetings as they had been feeding apart for a very long time. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2015  Bomani wasn't in the mood to entertain such nonsense and so pushed Garzi out of the way. In the browsing field, Teleki spend some time challenging Ololoo and finally surrendered after Ololoo proved to be too strong for him. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2015  Lemoyian joined Barsilinga and Kithaka in soil bathing game where Kithaka bullied Lemoyian by mounting him. Vuria and Teleki were the last to leave the wallow. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2015  She fed on whatever was left then dropped it down. Teleki that was following close behind picked it up thinking that there was a lot left in it. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2015  Teleki and Vuria were the last ones to leave the mud bath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2015  The orphans settled to browse in the Kone area where Bomani enjoyed sharing feed with Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2015  At 11am, the temperature was moderate and only Kanjoro, Teleki, Bongo, Vuria and Laragai participated in any wallowing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  Later in the day Bongo took some time to relax under a tree whilst Teleki dusted himself with soil. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  Chemi chemi knew this and did his best to appear big and strong, dive-nosing trying to display to Vuria how this fight was going to go. After standing up on his hind legs, Chemi chemi charged at Vuria, who tried his best to win over Chemi chemi but he didn’t succeed! After finishing the play fight with Vuria, Chemi chemi walked towards Teleki and pushed him out of the way. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  Kilaguni shared lucerne with Lemoyian as Chaimu pushed Bongo out of her way as she moved past him. Sities pushed Teleki who had stepped on the lucerne she was feeding on. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  At mud bath time only Narok, Laragai, Bongo, Teleki and Vuria participated in wallowing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  After finishing lucerne Laragai led the way to the browsing field as the rest followed behind her. Teleki lagged behind with Chaimu and Makireti’s group and Chaimu spent some time playing a pushing game with Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  Soon after arriving at the browsing field the boys Orwa, Vuria, Bongo, Garzi and Teleki started their day by engaging in a soil dusting game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  At mud bath time the sun was really hot and Teleki was the first one to jump into the water. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  At the mud bath only Narok, Laragai, Vuria, Kainuk, Mutara and Teleki participated in wallowing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  Vuria, Laragai, Narok, Teleki, Orwa and Turkwel emerged as the stars of the day by wallowing for a very long time. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  On the way to the mud bath Teleki developed an itch under his lower jaw and since there wasn't a scratching rock nearby, he picked up a piece of stick that he used to scratch. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  Later they were joined by Kainuk, Teleki and Bongo. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  In the browsing field Teleki and Bongo had a misunderstanding that they opted to settle through pushing one another which Bongo won. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  As soon as the juniors were out the partially independent group joined them. They shared the lucerne peacefully apart from Sities who was unfriendly towards Bongo as she kept pushing him.  
 
The partially independent group escorted the juniors to the browsing field where Kasigau took some time to give Orwa and Teleki lessons in play fighting. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  August  2015  Teleki and Turkwel had a good moment of entwining their trunks while Shukuru stood at the edge of mud bath watching two bulls that had decided to have a mud bath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  Bomani, who was feeding close to Teleki, turned into a baby and started sucking Teleki's ear which he allowed. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  She woke up when she heard the orphans walking away.  
 
In the browsing field, Kasigau and Teleki had a disagreement that was settled by pushing one another. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  August  2015  At long last, Lemoyian won and inserted the branch into his mouth before Bomani could try and grab it again. Vuria and Teleki took some time off from feeding and engaged each other in a strength testing exercise as Barsilinga played with Laragai. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  On the way back to the stockade, there was a dry tree blocking the orphan’s path. Orwa, assisted by Teleki and Bomani, cleared the path making it passable for their friends. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2015  ater in the day Teleki and Kithaka had a misunderstanding that was settled through pushing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  Teleki took the opportunity to learn some new pushing techniques from Rapsu. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  In the field the juniors were joined by Makireti, Kasigau and Kilabasi. Teleki engaged Kasigau in a pushing game that lasted for quite some time while Orwa played with Kilabasi. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  Kithaka, Lemoyian, Barsilinga, Vuria and Teleki joined the wild bulls in drinking water. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  The bull shared water with the juniors and when it had enough, the bull left. Bongo, Teleki, Laragai, Suguta and Sities participated in wallowing and thereafter walked to dust themselves in a nearby patch of loose soil. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  Teleki took the opportunity to learn some pushing tactics from Kasigau. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  Orwa, Teleki and Garzi surrounded Rapsu all in an effort to get his attention. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  This morning in the browsing field a mighty war of strength between Sities and Teleki and Bomani with Garzi erupted. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  Lemoyian teamed up with Bomani in browsing while Kainuk and Teleki entwined their trunks in greetings. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  Barsilinga entwined his trunk with Makena and later Chyulu. 
Teleki had a brief strength testing exercise with Yetu but their game ended when Yetu surrendered. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  July  2015  Kanjoro teamed up with Barsilinga in feeding while Teleki browsed close to Kainuk and from time to time Teleki stretched his trunk to snatch some food from Kainuk's mouth. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  Kalama and Vuria both greeted each other as did Kilabasi and Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  Orwa started playing and pushing with Bongo while Vuria and Teleki started play fighting. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  Barsilinga started kissing Kithaka while Chyulu was kissing Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  Bongo was first to play in the mudhole as usual but was accompanied by Kanjoro, Teleki, Vuria, Gazi, Orwa, Shukuru and Turkwel. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  In the browsing field, the orphans were joined by Lualeni's herd that consisted of Lualeni, Ololoo, Loijuk and Rapsu. Teleki had a good time with Loijuk and Ololoo. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  After drinking, the ex-orphans escorted the juniors back to the browsing field. Kanjoro joined Galana in soil dusting, Teleki played with Kitirua whilst Bongo scratched his hind leg and chest on a fallen tree. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2015  Later, Kainuk engaged Teleki in a pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2015  When Yetu was unable to deal with the two orphans, she opted to withdraw from the game to avoid being ashamed. Teleki engaged Makena in a strength testing game that saw Makena emerge victorious due to her experience and because she is stronger than Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2015  Chyulu browsed close to her favourite Lemoyian while Teleki browsed with Wendi. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2015  Rapsu then escorted the juniors to the mudbath where he joined Teleki, Laragai, Garzi,Suguta, Narok, Bongo, Kanjoro and Sities in having a spectacular wallow. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2015  Kanjoro played a pushing game with Teleki as Garzi and Bomani participated in soil dusting. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2015  After taking water from the stockade water trough, Kanjoro led the way to the browsing field where Orwa engaged Kainuk in a pushing game and Teleki played with Narok. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2015  The weather was chilly and only Bongo, Narok, Laragai and Kanjoro participated in wallowing. 
 
Later, Teleki picked a piece of stick that he used to scratch his chest. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  June  2015  Back in the browsing field, the sun was hot and Suguta, Lemoyian and Teleki decided to relax under a tree waiting for the temperatures to drop before continuing to feed. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2015  On the way to the mudbath, the juniors were joined by the ex orphans Buchuma, Tomboi, Rapsu and Loijuk. Naisula engaged Teleki in a pushing game while Kalama and Garzi had a strength testing exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2015  Shukuru teamed up with Teleki and Mutara for browsing while Lemoyian browsed close to his friend Barsilinga, Shukuru stopped for her normal soil dusting session before resuming to browse. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2015  Teleki has recently started showing interest in spending time with the ex-orphans and wild elephants and so went straight to join Yatta, Wendi, Challa and a wild bull who were relaxing under a nearby tree. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2015  After leaving the stockade, Kanjoro led the way to the browsing field. Teleki and Vuria had a funny strength testing exercise that they did while lying on the ground. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2015  One of the wild bulls was nervous and kept on charging, directing his anger to anything in sight. Teleki, Narok and Bongo joined some ex-orphans in wallowing while Kithaka, Barsilinga and Lemoyian went straight to the water trough were they squeezed themselves in the midst of the ex-orphans to get water. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2015  Mutara browsed close to Turkwel, Suguta 
browsed with Shukuru as Teleki paired with Vuria. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  June  2015  Later in the day, Teleki, Garzi, Sities and Vuria walked to where Suguta was relaxing and threw sticks up into the air. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2015  Orwa played a pushing game with Mutara while Teleki played with Vuria. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2015  his was relayed to Angela and a plan made to send the DSWT's portable X-Ray 
machine to ithumba.  
 
After Suguta was treated, Loijuk and the juniors were allowed to come and console her. Loijuk was the first one to wish Suguta a quick recovery then Barsilinga and Lemoyian came in and touched Suguta with their trunks followed by Teleki and Sities who escorted them all to the bush, Suguta too joining the small orphans. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  June  2015  Later in the day,Orwa, Teleki, Bongo and Turkwel took some time off from feeding to participate in a soil bathing exercise which became very extensive. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2015  The by passed a mud bath entirely but this is not unusual in the cold season. On the way, Teleki took some time to roll on the ground before finally following the rest. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  In the afternoon, the chilly weather cleared and Turkwel took Lemoyian aside and they browsed together for some time. Teleki joined Barsilinga and spent some time with him before Barsilinga moved to join Kithaka who was staying close to Narok. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  When Vuria and Laragai’s game ended Vuria tried to play with Teleki but to his surprise, Teleki pushed him hard leaving him with no other option than to surrender. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  Soon after leaving the stockade, the orphans passed at the water trough, where Teleki used the water trough wall to scratch his buttocks instead of for drinking water. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  Later, Teleki came across a drying mud hole and opted to enjoy himself by rolling in it. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  In the browsing field, Kanjoro browsed close to Vuria when Teleki came behind Vuria and grabbed his tail. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  The ex-orphans spent about an hour browsing with the juniors close to the stockade compound before parting ways. Bongo and Teleki sought out some mud and spent some time playing with it until it was time for the actual mudbath time. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  Whilst the rest of the junior herd were busy foraging Teleki, Turkwel, Bomani and Laragai took a break from feeding and had a long soil bath before resuming to browse. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  Later in the day as the orphans crossed the seasonal Kalovoto River, Bongo, Kanjoro, Shukuru, Sities and Teleki stopped to play with the soft wet river mud. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  Nasalot inspected all the juniors in turn as they passed through the gate by sniffing at them. Teleki headed straight to the water trough where he joined Tomboi who was drinking water. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  anjoro, Garzi, Vuria and Teleki headed straight for wallowing after their mid morning milk whilst Orwa and Laragai stood under the acacia tree and Orwa stretched his trunk to break some hanging branches. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  It was hot enough today so Bongo, Vuria, Shukuru, Teleki, Narok and Garzi played vigorously in the muddy water with the rest standing nearby. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  The four boys Bongo, Kanjoro, Teleki and Bomani browsed together whilst Orwa started rolling on the ground and scooping up soil chunks to spray into the air and on his body. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  After the group took enough water, Mutara led the way back to the browsing fields but Vuria, Bomani, Teleki, Bongo, Kilabasi and Kainuk decided to have fun rolling in some water at the side of the road. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  The sun was shining but the temperatures were low at the morning milk feed at the mudbath. Laragai, Teleki and Shukuru held their trunks in their mouths after taking their milk, a trait Shukuru started a long time ago. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  Mutara and Teleki opted to scratch their necks on a rock before starting to browse. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  In the browsing field, Kanjoro and Teleki browsed together while Bomani teamed up with Orwa as Shukuru browsed on her own. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  t was still chilly at mudbath time so the orphans didn’t stay long after taking their milk and quickly returned to the browsing field. In the afternoon the clouds finally cleared giving way to sun shine and so when the orphans came across some large puddles of water Kanjoro, Laragai, Teleki, Vuria, Bongo and Shukuru decided it was a great idea to spend the time rolling in the mud. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  In the evening, Teleki, Kainuk, Bongo, Laragai, Bomani and Garzi must have decided it was a bit warmer in the evening as they found some more wet soil and enjoyed a good roll on the ground. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  Bongo, Laragai, Garzi, Orwa and Teleki were pleased when they came across some more stagnated water and spent a lot of time playing with the water. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  Bomani resisted strongly by turning his back and then ran away from Bongo. Teleki, Bomani and Garzi separated from the rest of the group and browsed together as a mini herd for a part of the morning before rejoining the rest of the group. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2015  ities, Shukuru, Narok and Teleki raised their trunks up and started walking ahead of the juniors with Shukuru placing her trunk on Teleki's back who was leading. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  The Keepers had to intervene to clear Mutara from the exit gate enabling the orphans to pass. Teleki headed west of the stockade as the rest of the group headed east. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  The orphans walked slowly and carefully to avoid slipping and falling. Teleki, Vuria and Bomani converged under the acacia tree to plan which direction to take. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  Towards mud bath time, Teleki and Bongo came across a drying water hole and spent some time playing with the thick mud. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  The orphans enjoyed the cool temperatures with Teleki, Sities, Orwa, Shukuru, Garzi and Laragai resorting to playing with the cool soil. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  The orphans shared water with the ex orphans and shortly after left for browsing. Sities browsed back to back with Teleki while Kainuk teamed up with Garzi in browsing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  By eight o'clock in the morning, the sun had started getting hot and Narok and Teleki saw it wise to feed under trees with shades. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  Later in the day Teleki and Narok came across a drying mud and rolled in it for quite some time as Bongo and Vuria engaged each other in a pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  Towards ten thirty in the morning, the orphans passed Kone dam on their way to the mud bath. Teleki, Bomani and Laragai decided to have a mud bath so as to cool off. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  Shukuru, Vuria, Garzi, Narok and Sities scratched their buttocks on the rocks while Teleki and Orwa decided to feed on newly shooting grass close by. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  When they headed back to the stockade in the evening everyone was present and correct with the exception Teleki and friend Laragai who were missing and nowhere to be seen. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  Included in the wallowing was Mutara, Bongo, Vuria, Garzi, Laragai, Bomani, Orwa, Narok & Shukuru. They all played vigorously with Orwa mounting on Vuria. They then headed off and started having their dust bath to complement things. 
 
In the bush, they were all busy browsing with Mutara browsing next to Kainuk & trying to take some food from her mouth and Teleki with Garzi having some communication and later they set off on their journey back to the stockade in the evening. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  April  2015  Bomani started scooping and throwing red soil particles on his back while Bongo spent a good long time browsing next to Kanjoro and Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  At mud bath time, only Bongo that participated in wallowing. Vuria, Teleki and Garzi were proud to associate themselves with Taita as they kept on walking side by side, enjoying the attention of these big boys. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  Instead of going straight, the duo went in to where Orwa, Narok, Teleki and Bomani spend their nights. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  Laragai, Narok and Garzi joined in and eventually plunged in and performed a spectacular wallowing. Teleki and Sities opted for a wet soil bathing as oppose to the full blown wallowing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  Noise from a passing lorry scared Laragai who was soil dusting near the road. Teleki and Turkwel opted to scratch against the nearby trees before Shukuru led the group back to the browsing field. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  The boys hovered around big boy Challa who is growing into a fine specimen. Sities intervened in Vuria and Teleki's strength testing game by pushing them both hard. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  Kanjoro and Garzi left quietly to avoid the bull from making the threats real. Teleki scratched against the nearby acacia tree and shortly before the orphans returned to the browsing field, Yatta’s group arrived consisting of Yatta, her wild born baby Yetu, Meibai, Galana, Kinna, Ithumbah, Chyulu, Sidai and Wendi reported at mud bath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  Bomani went up to scratch his belly on rocks but later Orwa wanted to use the same rock to scratch and so he pushed Bomani away. The partially independent group parted with the juniors two hours later. 
 
At eleven o'clock in the morning, the sun was really hot and Orwa, who rarely bathes, was the third one to get into the mud after Teleki and Vuria. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  April  2015  When the sun started getting hot, Orwa, Teleki and Turkwel sought cover under a tree and left only when they saw their friends heading for the mudbath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  April  2015  Heavy wind followed and carried the clouds away. Narok and Teleki scratched their bellies on fallen logs as they tried to get rid of ticks. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Vuria played with Teleki as Garzi stood aside and watched the two and their pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  At mud bath time, the temperatures were high though the sky had been covered by heavy clouds. Only Bongo, Shukuru, Teleki and Laragai participated in wallowing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  At the browsing field, Teleki came across a tree stump that he used to scratch his belly. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Later, Sities, Garzi, Orwa and Teleki showed their road side antics when they came across loose soil. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Vuria, Teleki and Garzi surrounded Kijana and shared lucerne with him as the other orphans tried to avoid him for fear of being pushed. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  As the orphans settled for lucerne, Narok, Teleki, Orwa, Bomani and Garzi kept themselves busy by scratching on the nearby rocks. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Narok didn't complain but passed hoping that one day she will be strong enough to revenge. Teleki was also kicked when he tried to snatch some lucerne from Kanjoro. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Bomani and Teleki shared the same shrub while feeding but Sities came and pushed both of them away so as to feast on the shrub. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Lualeni was the first one to get into the mud followed by Teleki, Shukuru, Vuria, Narok, Bongo and Laragai. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Later Bomani and Garzi who haven't been seen playing a pushing game for a long time, had obviously woken up in a pushing mood. The two engaged each other in a light strength testing exercise until Kainuk interrupted their game by knocking both of them away. The baby herd moved away to browse and wander deep into the bush and Turkwel and Sities had a friends pushing time with Orwa and Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Today towards 10 o'clock in the morning, the sun got hot forcing Bongo, Turkwel and Teleki to seek shade under a tree. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Narok pointed her trunk for a long time in his direction to warm Bongo never to repeat such a thing again. Teleki picked a fight with Vuria over what we are not quite sure. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Shukuru scratched against a nearby tree as Vuria scratched against Garzi. After Shukuru finished scratching, Teleki and Turkwel occupied the same tree to scratch their buttocks. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Lualeni headed straight to wallowing where she was joined by Bongo, Vuria, Teleki, Ololoo and Laragai. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  At the water trough Bongo and Teleki saw each other and remembered that they had not said good morning and so they entwined their trunks for their morning greetings all of which took a good long time. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Though the sun was hot, only Shukuru, Teleki, Lualeni, Bongo did proper wallowing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  When Mutara finally dropped the branch Teleki picked it up and continued to strip the remaining bark. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  While in the bush two running dik diks sped nearby the orphans causing Kanjoro, Narok, Vuria and Teleki to charge after them. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015   
At mud bath time, it was all quiet with no outsiders showing up. Shukuru, Laragai and Teleki had trunks in their mouths sucking and relaxing soon after finishing their milk. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  March  2015  The orphans relaxed at the stockade compound reluctant to head out to the bush and content to start the day slowly. A junior wild bull came to where the juniors were to drink. Garzi and Vuria raised their trunks up sniffing the air at the passing wild junior bull, and later at the water trough the bull was joined by bold Kanjoro and Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Kainuk picked a stick and carefully used it to scratch around her eyes. Teleki and Orwa entwined their trunks for few seconds and were about to have a good bout together but immediately disengaged when they saw Kandecha approaching. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  Mutara led the group for soil dusting and later Shukuru went to scratch against a nearby tree as Teleki and Bongo queued patiently waiting for Shukuru to finish before having their turn on the same scratching tree. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  March  2015  After the wallowing, the orphans went for their red soil dusting and later Shukuru, Teleki, Kanjoro, Bomani, Garzi, Turkwel and Narok scratched against the nearby trees. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  On hearing the keepers approach she got out and ran away as she knew she was being naughty. Teleki and Vuria scratched their muddy bodies against the nearby acacia trees. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  The sky was clear when the orphans left the stockade and Garzi and Teleki started their day by scratching their buttocks on the same rock. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  Kilaguni and Chaimu arrived at the stockade at around 8am but left soon after drinking water. Teleki developed an itchy neck and used a tree he was feeding on to scratch it. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  Later Lualeni led the way back to the browsing field. Teleki browsed close to Rapsu and Shukuru continuously flapped her ears. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  The warthogs ran faster than the orphans and disappeared from view but returned when they saw the orphans leaving. Teleki was pushed away from a tree he was scratching on by a wild bull which then proceeded to scratch there. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  The orphans were not happy and went back to the browsing field. Only Teleki was bold enough to return and try to squeeze in with Lualeni but she turned and pushed him away so he ran off and followed his colleagues. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  Kilabasi then proceeded to play with Bomani and Vuria. At the browsing field Teleki and Vuria spend some time together in a strength testing exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  t mud bath, the juniors were joined by Rapsu, Tomboi and two wild boys. Only Shukuru, Narok, Bongo and Teleki wallowed. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  Ololoo had a brief strength testing exercise with Orwa before Taita intervened and pushed the two boys away. Shukuru, Bomani and Turkwel had scratched on rocks before leaving to browse. An hour later, Ololoo, Lualeni and Taita departed, leaving Makena to lead the juniors to the mud bath where Kanjoro, Shukuru, Laragai, Bongo, Teleki, Vuria and Narok had along wallow. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  In the morning, Teleki had small wound on his back after being pushed by Orwa in the night. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  Teleki left the stockade with a branch in his mouth. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  Orwa and Teleki saw them playing and were inspired to have their own game of strength testing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  They passed by a mudbath near the Kone road junction and had an early wallow. Bongo, Vuria, Laragai, Garzi, Teleki and Narok played energetically in the mud bath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  Turkwel was browsing next to Sities and Rapsu, and Tomboi spent a long while mentoring Teleki who was savoring the experience. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  Vuria and Teleki started kissing and pushing each other. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  Narok and Teleki had a great time scratching against fallen trees first thing in the morning. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  February  2015  Nothing serious but it was clear she was in some discomfort. Orwa, Teleki and Vuria surrounded her and sniffed and touched her seemingly concerned and very conscious that something had happened to her. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Teleki and Vuria started the games by engaging each other in a strength testing exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Vuria picked up a piece of stick to chew but Bomani snatched it from his mouth and dropped it. Teleki engaged Vuria in a pushing game and was triumphant. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  They formed a magnificent sight. Shukuru, Sities, Bongo, Teleki, Kanjoro, Laragai and Mutara went into water to wallow as the wild bulls curiously looked at them. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Kainuk won as she is taller than Bongo. Teleki paired up with Orwa to browse and Narok browsed with Turkwel. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Kanjoro browsed next to Garzi and Narok. Later in the afternoon Teleki led the group to a new browsing area where Bongo started throwing some red soil chunks over himself. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Narok tried to engage Kanjoro in a light pushing game whilst sitting down but Teleki did not think this was a very wise so he challenged Kanjoro. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Vuria and Teleki had a brief misunderstanding and opted to settle it through pushing one another pretty ferociously. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Sities moved over to where Narok was rolling and engaged her in a friendly pushing game. Teleki, Bomani and Laragai scratched on rocks while Kainuk picked grass with her trunk and placed it on her head. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Later Orwa played with Kasigau. Bongo and Teleki took some time out from feeding and engaged each other in a pushing game as Shukuru soil dusted. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Makireti’s group emerged from the nearby bushes and joined the juniors. Kasigau picked Teleki to engage in a pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Elsewhere, Kasigau was busy playing with Kenze while Teleki tackled Turkwel. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  At mud bath the orphans were honored by the presence of a junior wild bull aged about sixteen. Teleki had his milk then headed over to the junior bull, standing close to him as if to see how he measured up. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Orwa, who is fond of challenging his seniors, headed straight to tackle Ololoo. Shortly after Ololoo went to play with Teleki with Orwa following. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  As usual Orwa engaged Kasigau in a pushing game while Makireti played with Turkwel, Sities and later Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Orwa and Kasigau engaged one another in a pushing game that lasted for quite some time. Makireti played with Teleki as Kilabasi while Vuria scratched against trees while watching the activities. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015   
 
It was still cool at 11 am so only Bongo and Mutara wallowed. Teleki and Vuria had a brief pushing game and then returned to the browsing field. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Teleki came to play with her but Kainuk pushed him away. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  When Makena quit the game Orwa stood just beside the water waiting to challenge anybody leaving the mud bath. Bongo and Teleki enjoyed pushing each other while still in water. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  This forced Ololoo to tackle Teleki who was standing nearby. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  January  2015  Later Kasigau attempted to mount Mutara which was not appreciated. Bongo started the day by soil bathing and was joined by Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  The keepers obliged and once the gates were opened, Vuria left with a stick in his mouth while Bomani and Teleki had a brief strength testing exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  This lasted over an hour. The juniors left to give them space. Only Bongo and Teleki were bold enough to remain behind and compete with the seniors in wallowing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Kasugai had a brief strength testing exercise with Teleki who then left to tackle Mutara, trying to climbing on her. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Led by Mutara the orphans left their stockades and headed to the water trough to have their fill. Teleki noticed a dik-dik and charged at it with his ears raised. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Galana was feeding on a branch in her mouth as she approached the stockade. When the orphans were out, Teleki familiarized himself with Sunyei by putting his trunk in Sunyei's mouth. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  In the evening Shukuru did soil bathed as Turkwel stretched her trunk towards Teleki to warn him about something. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  With the dam so full of water the orphans actually are able to swim. Shukuru had a pushing game with Teleki while still in water. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  The orphans settled to browse in the Kone area, Kainuk, Teleki, Bomani and Orwa spent some time playing by rolling on the ground. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Kainuk scratched her ear against Orwa and later engaged Teleki in a pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Ololoo jumped on Kasigau and got a free ride as Kasigau tried hard to disengage himself. Teleki the boldly engaged Kasigau in a pushing game but soon surrendered after Kasigau pushed him hard. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Shukuru wallowing is a rare sight. While wallowing Narok climbed on Vuria while Kanjoro climbed on Teleki and Mutara played a game of sitting with her head upright. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Orwa had an exciting pushing game with Makena where he got to learn some new pushing tactics. Teleki sucked his trunk as he left the stockade and had a wet soil bath before starting to browse. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  After mud bath, Vuria headed straight to a tree that he used to scratch himself. In the afternoon, Teleki paired with Garzi to browse. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Towards mud bath time, the temperatures skyrocketed so Orwa to fed under a tree that had a good shade. After milk, Bomani, Teleki, Orwa and Vuria played with mud in a drying water hole and shortly after all the orphans except Shukuru went to wallow in the big dam. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Mutara, Kanjoro, Narok, Bongo, Teleki and Vuria went into the deep part of the mud wallow and the others just stood in the water watching them wallowing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Sities moved over to where Turkwel was peeling the bark of an acacia tree and Kanjoro and Teleki had a brief moment of entwining their trunks together bonding. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Garzi scratched on a rock as the orphans headed off to browse, and was almost left behind at the stockades. Teleki had a brief wet soil bathe and his exercise attracted Vuria who joined in. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Kasigau lay down to play and his game attracted the young babies who love to clamber over him while he is lieing. Teleki was there doing just that. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  The orphans stopped on a rocky terrain where they browsed for sometime before moving to another place. Teleki joined Turkwel to browse together but then begun to get irritating always putting his trunk in her mouth. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Later they were joined by semi independent orphans Makireti, Kilabasi and Kasigau. Teleki paired up with Kasigau and moved some metres away from the others so that he could hang out with his older friend. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Narok, Sities, Orwa, Bomani and Turkwel scratched on the nearby rocks. Later Turkwel engaged Teleki in a pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Our orphaned dependent babies were no different.  
 
Mutara led the way to the browsing field where Kanjoro, Teleki and Narok formed a group of three and went separate ways from the rest disappearing into the dense undergrowth and were not seen for a couple of hours. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  December  2014  Towards ten o'clock in the morning, Teleki paired with Vuria and performed some wet soil dusting and later lay down to relax. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  December  2014  They browsed close together for companionship with Shukuru next to Sities and Bomani next to Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  Vuria was mounting Teleki during swimming which Teleki wasn’t so keen on. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  In the bush, they were quietly browsing with Bongo as usual browsing alone, away from the others. Vuria and Teleki browsed together, and later in the day met with Wendi the ex-orphan who stayed with them for some time and even joined them at the mudbath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  The group later walked majestically to the bush for browsing.  
 
In the bush, Orwa and Teleki had a wrestling game and then embraced each other as it was all in good fun. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  November  2014  After their bottle and lucerne, they walked into the bush for browsing. In the bush, Teleki was scratching against Orwa’s belly and Shukuru peacefully rolling on the ground with her legs up in different places. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  The orphans interacted with them before heading off into the bush.  
Teleki found a mudpool and start playing in it. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  November  2014  They all enjoyed fresh and green pasture in the thick bush. Vuria kicked Teleki with her hind leg and so Teleki went to browse next to Shuku whilst Mutara was browsing next to Laragai to monitor and control her behaviour. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  In the bush, they were all very active and Orwa, Vuria, Teleki and Bomani lined up and tossed some soil on their heads and backs. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  In the mudbath, they finished their milk and all lined up in the mudhole led by Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  It was very hot and all the orphans enjoyed their mudbath today. Teleki was the first one to enter and started splashing water on everyone else to make sure they were all getting wet. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  The group later vacated to the bush with Laragai leading them. 
 
In the bush, Orwa was actively playing with Teleki whilst Mutara the matriarch was browsing next to Kainuk and scratching on him. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  November  2014  Everyone was in and active mood and when Teleki saw a dik dik passing and started chasing him, the whole group followed him into the bush with their keepers following behind. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  Orwa had a good scratch on a tree, whilst Turkwel and Kainuk browsed together. Teleki was scooping and tossing soil on his back and head and then started kneeling down to play as he pierced the soil with his tusks. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  Shukuru was having a belly scratch with Orwa rolling in the mud as he plays. Teleki and Orwa continued to play together, Bomani and Sities lay next to each other and then Garzi and Vuria kicked Bomani as they were playing next to him. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  In the bush, Teleki was scooping and tossing the muddy soil onto his back. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  They pass by a dam along Kone road and jumped in for a spot of swimming. Teleki started kissing and mounting on Narok whilst Garzi was mounting on Laragai and Orwa was lying on Sities. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  He soon attracted the attention of Mutara, Bongo, Kainuk and Kanjoro who joined him. Vuria, Garzi, Teleki, Laragai and Sities chose their pool site and started rolling in different styles. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  Tomboi, Orok and Kora arrived soon after and join them. 
 
The orphans went into the bush and Orok followed them with Teleki, Bongo and Kanjoro very happy and overexcited to see Orok. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  November  2014  Orwa really wanted to join them but he started interacting with Teleki for fun instead and eventually it turned into a wrestling game which they enjoyed for some time. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  They later came across a small pool of water near the road to Bandas and Bongo, Orwa, Teleki, Bomani, Kainuk and Shukuru entertained everyone with marvelous wallowing skills which they have copied from Kora and Orok who they met in the pool. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  Kainuk was trying to snatch food out of Teleki's mouth whilst he was browsing much to Teleki’s annoyance. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  Teleki and Orwa led the group back to the stockade for the evening milk. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2014  Vuria and Orwa were having some coordination between them while browsing whilst Turkwel and Kainuk were walking and browsing at the same time. Kilabasi, Kasigau and Makireti today stayed with the orphans for some time and Bongo hid under a shade from the very hot sun while Makireti and Turkwel shared food from a tree, Narok sharpened her tusks on a rock and Kanjoro and Teleki had a little wrestle. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  The war ended when the wild elephant with short tusks gave up. Teleki scratched on the same rock as Bomani was scratching on but was pushed away by Orwa. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  Shukuru winded up the mud bath activities by soil dusting in red soil. 
 
In the afternoon, the sun was hot and Teleki relaxed under a tree for a cool off as Kanjoro browsed under a tree that had good shade. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  October  2014  The sun was hot and Garzi ran to the mudbath after taking his milk. Orwa, Teleki and Vuria swung their trunks sideways as they followed Garzi while Shukuru as usual walked with her trunk in her mouth. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  Vuria and Teleki were happy to share and used the same tree to scratch against. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  Narok, Laragai and Teleki enjoyed the mudbathing the most. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  After the milk, all the orphans headed for mudbath with Shukuru as usual walking with her trunk in her mouth. Laragai, Teleki, Narok, Sities and Bongo had a prolonged wallowing session. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  After taking their milk the orphans headed for the mudbath where Laragai, Narok, Teleki and Kanjoro were the best mudbathers of the day. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  When she was through with the branch, she dropped it down and it was quickly picked up by Teleki(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  A herd of five wild elephants checked in for water followed later by 10 wild elephants. Kanjoro and Teleki observed proceedings from a distance while scratching on the nearby rocks. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  At the mudbath, 30 wild bulls were taking water or bathing when the juniors arrived for their midday milk. Shukuru, Teleki and Narok were in the first group and joined the bulls in the mud bathing after finishing their milk. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  One of the wild bulls warned them not to go on by just pointing a trunk at them, clearly he was tied of the disturbance. Teleki, Laragai, Sities and Shukuru walked towards the mudbath with trunks in their mouths and as Rapsu walked towards the orphans Narok and Sities raised their trunk to greet him, delighted to be in his company. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  Teleki and Turkwel enjoyed each other’s company while scratching and dislodging the mud and parasites on two broken trees. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  Once the temperatures had cooled down, Sities teamed up with Teleki for feeding while Shukuru opted to scratch against an acacia tree. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  After feeding on lucerne, Laragai led the way out into the browsing fields, Teleki, Laragai, Vuria and Bomani browsed close to each other as Mutara and Turkwel fed far away from the others. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  Laragai on seeing that the water trough was clear, headed straight to have a drink, preferring to drink alone. Kanjoro and Teleki had a brief pushing game that ended as soon as Teleki surrendered. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  Later at eleven o'clock in the morning, Vuria led the first group to the mudbath where six wild bulls were taking water. Teleki, Bomani and Vuria were in the first group and headed straight for the mudbath after their milk. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  Teleki, Laragai, Vuria, Bongo and Kanjoro were brave enough to join the ex-orphans in the mudbath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  As usual Shukuru sucked her trunk whereas Teleki, Laragai, Narok, Orwa, Vuria, Garzi, Kanjoro and Sities headed straight for the mudbath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014   
 
They were all very active in the mudbath today with Vuria and Teleki being the most playful. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  October  2014  Bongo later led the group to the mudbath where Teleki was the extremely playful engaging the other orphans Garzi, Vuria, Orwa and Bongo in the mudbath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014   
 
At the noon mudbath, Teleki was scratching on a tree stump after having good mudbath and was the most active elephant of the day. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  October  2014  In the bush Garzi was scooping and tossing soil onto his back & head. Teleki copied him whilst Orwa was watching on with interest. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  The orphans were less active at mudbath time because of the chilly winds today. Orwa and Teleki had a good sleep early in the stockade after their evening milk. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  Shortly before mud bath time, Sities and Teleki also participated in sliding and slipping around on the wet earth. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  At one time Teleki had a soil dusting exercise as he waited for mud bath time and was then joined by Vuria and Kanjoro. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014   
 
It was a very hot day and all the Orphans had a good mudbath. Teleki and Vuria had wonderful fun by rolling on the ground and rubbing each other. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  October  2014  In the browsing field, Teleki and Bongo had a strength testing exercise, pushing and shoving, while Shukuru lent up a tree and enjoyed a good scratch dislodging the ticks. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  Later, Bongo had a friendly pushing game with Teleki and then engaged Vuria in a pushing game, doing what bulls love to do, their strength testing games. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2014  On the way to the mud bath, Bongo led the way, but was overtaken by Teleki who had a chewing stick in his mouth. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2014  At mud bath time, half trunk with four wild elephants came for water and to spend time with their little friends. Teleki was the first one to get into the mud while Kanjoro Mutara and Turkwel headed straight to join the bulls. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2014  ater, all the orphans joined two wild bulls at the mud bath, but it didn’t take long until Teleki had gotten all the orphans to join him in the soil. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2014  Teleki was attracted by Bomani scratching and so he joined in on the exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2014  Wendi played with Teleki while Yetu played with Garzi, and the four played together for quite some time until the keepers were forced to call the two dependent orphans to join the rest of the herd who were busy walking off into the bush to browse. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2014  Independent orphans Makireti, Kasigau, Lualeni, Ishanga, Rapsu and Lualeni were just standing nearby waiting for their turn to take water. When the juniors left the stockade, they were joined by Lualeni and her small group. 
At mud bath time the orphans took their milk and water then returned back to browse where they continued to feed until four o'clock in the evening when Teleki came across a hole with loose soil. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  September  2014  nce the orphans had wandered into the bush, Teleki and Bongo began to challenge one another but Bongo clearly won the contest. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2014  t mud bath time the sun was hot and both Teleki and Laragai headed straight to the mud bath after drinking their milk. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2014  s for the other orphans such as Teleki, Shukuru and Garzi they instead opted to scratch their bottoms on nearby rocks before heading into their stockades for the night. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2014  It didn't take long before Vuria, Teleki, Narok, Bongo and Shukuru joined in. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2014  While out in the bush Teleki tried hard to push down a tree but he was not strong enough in the end. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2014  First it was Kanjoro then Laragai ,Teleki and later Orwa. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2014  Kanjoro, Sities and Teleki went into the mud soon after bongo and 
Laragai had left. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  August  2014  After the babies had their milk, Teleki as usual was the first one to go into mud. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2014   
For the first time Orwa who rarely steps into mud bath water, was the third to take the plunge after Teleki and Laragai. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  August  2014  The Suguta group snatched Teleki from the Keeper dependent orphans and spirited him away with them unnoticed by the Keepers. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2014  After taking water, Teleki and Ziwa decided to scratch against the nearby trees. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2014  Laragai went to scratch against a nearby tree but her enjoyment was cut short by Teleki who came and pushed her away and used the same tree to scratch against. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2014  After the mud bath, Shukuru and Ziwa shared the same tree from scratching while Teleki used a different tree to scratch against. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2014   
In the browsing field, Mutara was selecting the green leaves from the tall shrubs. At mud bath soon after taking milk, Teleki headed straight to roll on mud. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  August  2014  The other orphans drank water whilst Teleki and Bongo had a brief strength testing exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2014   
At mud bath time, Shukuru was sucking her trunk soon after taking milk. As Vuria, Teleki and Bomani were approaching the water trough, noise from baboons that were chattering nearby scared Vuria. (read more...)
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Ithumba Unit  August  2014  Shortly later the wild elephants were joined by Suguta and her group. As the orphans settled for Lucerne, Bomani and Teleki opted to start the day's activities by scratching on the nearby rocks. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2014  At mud bath time the sun was still hot but amazingly only Turkwel and Teleki participated in mud bathing; the rest went to share water with Half Trunk and two other wild elephants that were at the mudbath water trough. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2014  Kijana joined the juniors in feeding on Lucerne while Shukuru, Bomani, Narok and Teleki were busy scratching themselves on a nearby rock. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2014  Sities browsed close to Mutara while Turkwel fed under a tree as the temperatures soared. At mud bath time Vuria, Teleki and Garzi went straight towards a wild bull that was having a mud bath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2014  . The dependent orphans were later then joined by the ex orphans. Madiba fed close to Teleki and Orwa which was a thrill for the young boys. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2014  In the browsing field it was all quiet as the orphans concentrated on browsing. At mud bath time, only Laragai and Teleki entered the water and the orphans were also joined by a few ex-orphans. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2014  Later, Mutara scratched on Ziwa and then started pushing him. When the orphans were soil bathing, Teleki tried to mount Vuria who had laid down to play. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2014  Later Suguta and her group came for a mud bath. Teleki, Bongo, Laragai, Mutara were the stars of the day as they had a prolonged mud bath and lots of fun. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2014  The juniors intermingled with the wild elephants and both Teleki and Bongo wallowed with them. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2014  At mud bath time, the orphans took their milk then headed for mud bathing. Laragai, Teleki, Bongo, Mutara and Kanjoro had a prolonged wallowing session and Teleki was the last to leave the mud bath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2014  Later, Mutara led the way to the browsing field. In the field, Garzi was feeding close to his friends while Orwa and Teleki fed away from the rest. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2014  As they were leaving, Teleki pushed Ziwa so hard that Ziwa bellowed, making the keepers have to shout at Teleki to stop such behavior. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2014  In the browsing field Orwa started a pushing game with Teleki, but when Ziwa came to feed close to Teleki he pushed him away. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2014  Vuria lead the orphans to the mud bath, where the orphans met with 16 wild elephants. Garzi and Teleki headed to drink water soon after taking their milk and found the bulls taking water. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2014  Laragai and Bongo joined one of the wild bulls for a wallow as Teleki scratched near the other two wild elephants. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2014  Later the groups parted ways. In the evening,  (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2014  The ex-orphans joined the juniors feeding on Lucerne before the orphans left to browse at the Kone area. In the field Teleki and Kainuk browsed away from the others. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2014  At the mud bath, the orphans were joined by ex-orphans. Teleki, Shukuru, Laragai, Garzi and Bongo joined the few ex-orphans in wallowing and later went for a soil dusting exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2014  It started to drizzle right before mud bath time and only Shukuru, Teleki, Bongo and Laragai participated in wallowing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2014  Vuria likes to browse close to the keepers and Garzi often follows him. Teleki feeds on his own and sometimes bullies poor Garzi. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2014  The absence of Orwa, Teleki and Bomani has been felt even more this morning after the translocation of yet another 3 orphans, Vuria, Garzi and Ziwa, last night. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2014  The three new babies were offloaded and five minutes later Teleki, Orwa and Bomani came to meet them. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2014  For Orwa, Bomani and Teleki, this was their first morning in Ithumba. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  May  2014  Teleki, Bomani and Orwa journeyed down from Nairobi to their new home at Ithumba today. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2014  The translocation process of Orwa, Bomani and Teleki started early today at 4am. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2014  Teleki’s attempts, however, are not so encouraging! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2014  The two energetic boys charged the impalas chasing them through the bushes. The impalas sprinted off, heading deep into the dense bushes leaving Ngasha and Garzi protesting on the outside of the ticket. This didn’t deter the two who started up a game of bush bashing and trumpeting, attracting the attention of Zongoloni, Orwa, Quanza and Teleki who joined in the fun adding to the loud trumpeting and more bush bashing! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2014  Ziwa, Quanza, Teleki, Zongoloni and Nelion have formed a special friendship team as have Faraja and Jasiri who usually browse together. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2014  More milk had to be quickly prepared so no-one was left short.  
 
The elephant move training is continuing but Teleki still hasn’t got into the truck yet. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  May  2014  Training continued Orwa, Bomani and Teleki for their move to Ithumba. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2014  . Today is a special day as the relocation training begins for Orwa, Bomani and Teleki who will soon be moving to Ithumba to start the next stage of their rehabilation to the wild. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2014  Orwa and  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2014  Murera and Sonje are still in the habit of taking Lima lima, Quanza,  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2014  Today  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2014  This morning, Jasiri, Faraja, Teleki, Nelion, Lentili and Lima lima were scared when a bushbuck scampered past them. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2014  Once again, Murera and Sonje are separating Orwa, Teleki, Jasiri, Faraja, Quanza Zongoloni and Lima lima from the other orphans and taking them deeper into the forest, today walking as far as the Banda Gate, where they have never previously been. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2014  Olodare is still very unwell, his blood test indicating loss of red blood platelets, so the Vet decided to give him a blood transfusion from Teleki(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2014   (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2014  After the three boys had vacated the wallow,  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2014  Today Orwa challenged Teleki to a test of strength. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2014  entourage with her comprised of her best friend Sonje, her favoiurite, Lemoyian, Oltaiyoni who is Sonje’s favourite, Faraja, Teleki, Rorogoi and Qwanza, plus whoever else would like to come along, taking them deep into the forest. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2014  She only targets the boys – Orwa, Bomani, Teleki, Nelion, Jasiri, Faraja and Ziwa who now tend to avoid being close to her at such times, especially more gentle boys such as Nelion, Ziwa and Bomani. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2014  The game lasted until  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2014  Having come out of their Night Stockades, and after greeting the Juniors as usual, Teleki and Bomani engaged one another in a tough test of strength that went on for sometime, each doing their utmost to emerge victorious. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2014  Ziwa seems to be most friendly towards Zongoloni, and Nelion above Orwa, avoiding Teleki, Bomani and Jasiri, who tend to push him about. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2014  e public viewing hour, Ziwa was allowed out to join the other orphans, escorted out sandwiched between boys Orwa, Bomani and Teleki (who have been showing great interest in him of late) plus girls, and Sonje, Murera, Quanza and Zongoloni. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2013  emoyian, Kithaka, Barsilinga, Balguda and Tundani competed with the bigger boys, Orwa, Bomani, Garzi, Ngasha, Vuria, Faraja,  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2013  As the orphans were making their way out on Christmas Day, Zongoloni, Teleki, Lentili and Vuria who were slightly apart from the main group encountered some impalas. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2013  Today, during the public viewing hour, he downed poor Teleki, prodding him and pushing him to the ground. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2013  30 a.m. on their way to the Voi Rehabilitation Centre. Narok, Teleki and Bomani, who witnessed the others leaving their night Stockades, rushed to the empty ones wondering where their three age mates had gone. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2013  Young boys Faraja, Jasiri, Ngasha and Teleki tried to bully her, but were warned off by Naipoki and Kihari. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2013  Kihari, Naipoki, Ishaq-B, Orwa,  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2013  As soon as the orphans emerged this morning, Orwa, Teleki and Bomani enjoyed testing their strength against one another, Teleki and Bomani ganging up against Orwa who is the biggest Boy in the Nursery. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2013  ’s third day out with the orphans and he has settled in well with Tundani and Kwale being his closest friends although Orwa, Teleki and the other boys try to bully him as he is a newcomer to the group and they think they can take advantage of that. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2013  Once out in the field they ran around bush bashing and bumping into one another. Kihari, Sonje, Orwa, Ishaq-B, Murera, Teleki, Naipoki and Narok continuing long after the others had stopped to browse. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2013  As the cold weather prevailed none of the orphans partook of the mudbath enjoying a dustbath instead. Orwa and  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  July  2013  Their fun and games came to a halt when  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2013  Some of the older Nursery elephants, (such as Murera, Orwa, Bomani, Teleki, Quanza, Sonje, Kihari, Ishaq-B and Naipoki) now have milk every 6 hours, rather than 3 hourly as before. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2013  Kihari and Sonje gave the new elephant most caring and compassion, while Quanza, Lima lima,  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2013  Orwa and Teleki have become close friends, who respect one another as well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2013  Teleki, who is normally a cool boy, today picked on Orwa who is much stronger and who sorted him out. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2013  This morning Orwa and  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2013  Teleki and Orwa became embroiled in a tough contest while Barsilinga and Faraja also welcomed the day with a Pushing Contest, Barsilinga eager to learn a few tricks from Faraja. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2013  Kihari and  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2013  Teleki, who previously had been nicknamed “Rasta” by the Keepers because he was so hairy, having originated from cold Mt. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2012  They had a lovely morning mudbath out in the field with Mutara, Teleki and Bomani having the most fun as they rolled around getting completely covered in mud. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2012   (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2012  It has been a fun day for Orwa and Teleki, who spent almost the entire day wrestling playfully together. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2012  Today when out browsing she took Lemoyian , Sonje, Quanza, Teleki, Faraja, Kwale and Ishaq-B off with her, leaving the rest of the herd. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2012  m. there was a soft rain shower which prompted Lemoyian to run back to the shelter of the Stockade but others like Faraja, Kwale, Kithaka, Quanza, Orwa, Narok and Teleki enjoyed rolling in the mud. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2012  Nowadays Teleki has stopped wanting to spend time alone, or leaving the other elephants to return either to the mudwallow or the Stockades. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2012   (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2012  Her best friends are Kihari, Naipoki and Ishaq-B, all of whom she truly loves and enjoys being close. Meanwhile Teleki (known to the Keepers as “Rasta” because he is so hairy) is still nursing the machete wound he came with on his shoulder, which has to be anointed with green clay daily. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2012  For the past two days Teleki has been a good boy, and refrained from running away from the others, instead feeding close to Turkwel and Kainuk. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2012  Because of this, there were fewer Keepers looking after the orphans, which gave Teleki the opportunity to sneak off on his own, without turning up for the public mudbath hour. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2012  Ngasha is still doing well and has formed a friendship with Kwale, Teleki and Faraja, all four boys hanging out together. (read more...) view
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Nursery Unit  October  2012  She was greeted warmly by all the other elephants in the morning, especially Teleki, Kainuk, Sities and Kihari who touched her lovingly with their trunks. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2012  She occupied  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2012  Kinango has not been well for a number of days now, dull and with loose stools.  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2012  In the afternoon the Keepers noticed that Kwale, Faraja and Teleki had separated from the others. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2012  Bomani then went to play with Teleki who was rolling in some soil. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2012  Teleki is such a gentle little elephant but is still nursing the machete wound on his shoulder. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2012  Teleki, on the other hand, is doing very well, spending time with Orwa, Faraja and Bomani, who are all very friendly towards him. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2012  After the mudbath, all the orphans gathered at Teleki’s Gate for him to be let out. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2012  Teleki now accepts milk from a bottle with the Keeper standing beside him, unlike previously when, being too aggressive, he had to be fed through the bars of the Stockade. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2012  Tano was the first to try and greet Teleki, who is still aggressive and refusing to take milk from a bottle. (read more...) view
 

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