Search By Keyword:

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

 
Total Daily Entries found: 126
Entries below from Page #2 of 26 : From  6 - 10 
(To search the Summary for an overview of the nursery orphans from each month click here)
 

Date

Entry

9/7/2017 

When the gates opened for the juniors to come out, the independent orphans Orwa, Bomani, Suguta, Nasalot and Vuria tried to get in to check whether there was anything left over for them to feed on. To their disappointment, what was left behind was not enough for them so they walked out to go and eat some lucerne in that feeding area. Two wild bulls joined them to feast on the lucerne and shortly later the orphans left for browsing. Garzi lagged behind with the Ex Orphans but joined his friends later after spending enough time with his former friend’s Orwa and Bomani; perhaps he too will join them soon. Boromoko and Olsekki started their activities out in the bush by wrestling and pushing each other while Karisa used a shrub to scratch his itchy foot and leg. The sun was hot and at mud bath time, the orphans wallowed with the playful Lemoyian riding on Boromoko. Twenty eight bulls were present and as the orphans made their way back to the browsing field, the wild elephants remained at the mud bath to cool off. Galla spent some time dusting himself. Later he and Ukame had a disagreement that saw Ukame start pushing him. Laragai, who was feeding close by, acted fast to save Galla from the wrath of Ukame. She got in between them and managed to calm Ukame down. 

Bomani waiting for his lucerne


Wild elephant bull eating with the orphans


Galla playing and soil dusting


Ukame pushing Galla

9/4/2017 

The orphans were joined by the senior Ex Orphans soon after leaving the stockade. The herd shared the lucerne briefly before Shukuru took her group to the browsing field. Garzi started his day’s activities by rolling on the ground while Sirimon tried to settle scores with Tusuja in a light strength testing exercise. Enkikwe rode on Olsekki as Ukame took a break from browsing to soil dust. The orphans were very active this morning!

Eighteen wild bulls attended mud bath as the orphans had a spectacular wallowing session. Afterwards the orphans headed to the Kanziku area where they settled to browse. Garzi, Barsilinga, Siangiki, Oltaiyoni and Dupotto spent some time in a soil dusting exercise. In the evening, Ukame tried to share food with Tusuja but he threatened Ukame by pointing his trunk at her which told her not to approach! Ukame listened and left before Tusuja decided to push her.
 

Garzi playing on the ground


Enkikwe climbing on Olsekki


Karisa in the bush


Barsilinga soil dusting

9/2/2017 

Yatta and her group reported early at the stockade compound. The orphans were let out and briefly joined the Ex Orphans for lucerne before being led away by Shukuru. Tusuja and Boromoko had a warm up exercise that was done through a pushing game but Tusuja lost to Boromoko and decided to go and tackled Lemoyian. Ukame used her small tusks to peel bark from some trees.

Later on when the orphans went for their noon mild feed the weather was chilly and only Boromoko and Sirimon decided to go into the mud hole after. Eighteen wild bulls also came to drink water there. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the Kanziku area where Sirimon rode on Naseku before Galla turned on him and they had an argument that ended up as a wrestling match. In the evening Orwa, Vuria and Bomani, who appear to have formed a small group of boys, showed up at the stockade compound where they were joined later by Mutara’s group, Naisula, Murka, Kitirua, Makireti and Kilabasi. Shortly before dark, the junior Ex Orphan bulls left and walked away into the Park.
 

Tusuja plays with Boromoko


Ukame peeling bark


Sokotei feeding himself some milk


Sirimon climbing on Naseku

8/31/2017 

Fourteen wild bulls led by Dad and Half Trunk reported for water at the stockade water troughs early before dawn. At six o'clock in the morning, the orphans had their milk before strolling out to settle for lucerne. Roi, Shukuru and Barsilinga carried branches in their mouths that they continued to enjoy chewing on while waiting for the lucerne. Shortly later, the orphans were joined by Mutara and Olare’s groups.

Out in the bush Olsekki settled to browse with Barsilinga while Lemoyian had a strength testing exercise with Sokotei. At eleven o'clock in the morning, Ukame and Kamok led the way to mud bath where the orphans were joined by the senior Ex Orphans and forty wild elephants. Sirimon and Ukame spent some time with Gawa before heading for soil dusting. The weather was chilly and the orphans boycotted the wallowing exercise and instead chose a soil dusting exercise. They continued browsing in the afternoon where Tusuja and Wanjala took a break from feeding to participate in a soil dusting game. Later, Lemoyian and Enkikwe were involved in a strength testing exercise that ended in a draw. The rest of the afternoon was quiet as the orphans concentrated on browsing.
 

Shukuru feeding on a branch


Ukame and Kamok leading


Orphans soil dusting


Kama, Wiva and Ex Orphan Lenana

8/28/2017 

A wild mum and her two calves in the company of Kenze arrived early in the morning before the orphans were let. The herd stood outside patiently waiting for the orphans to share their lucerne with them. Kenze stood close to the gate where he received greetings from the juniors. Kamok settled on a nearby rock for a scratching session while Shukuru decided to go for a drink of water.

Whilst browsing, Olsekki and Boromoko had a disagreement that ended in a pushing game. Shukuru, Ukame and Tusuja settled for a soil dusting exercise while Naseku settled to feed with Siangiki. At mud bath time, the temperature was moderate and only eight bulls showed up. The orphans drank some water soon after drinking milk then walked down to wallow which they really enjoyed today. Naseku, Galla and Ukame headed straight to dust themselves with red soil soon after having enough of the mud bath. In the afternoon Dupotto and her friend Kamok took a break from feeding to relax under a tree whereas Sirimon and Olsekki settled for a strength testing exercise that ended in a draw.
 

Orphans facing Kenze in the compound


Kamok having a good scratch


Ukame and Tusuja going to soil dust


Dupotto and Kamok relaxing

 

 

 

Page Navigation:      | Previous Page |      | Next Page |    

Search By Keyword:

View Keeper's Diary By Month
 


The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust   P.O. Box 15555 Nairobi Kenya

Copyright © 1999-2017, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. All Rights Reserved. | Privacy Policy