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Ithumba Unit  November  2017  Suguta and Mutara were very happy to stay with the orphans the whole day. Wanjala was kissing Tusuja and later Kamok and Boromoko led the group back home in the evening for their milk. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2017  Lemoyian and Wanjala were browsing together in the bush with Barsilinga and other Ex Orphans from Narokís herd who were still with the group. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  November  2017  Later the group, led by Wanjala, walked to the mud bath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2017  Naseku spent some time playing on a termite hill as Lemoyian played with Wanjala(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2017  Tusuja settled to browse with Dupotto while Sokotei was very busy digging the roots of a certain shrub. Wanjala took a break from feeding and relaxed under tree as it became fairly hot. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  October  2017  Shortly before mud bath time , Kithaka engaged Sirimon in a similar pushing game while Wanjala settled to dust himself with soil. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2017  Garzi engaged Ololoo in strength testing exercise that went for quite some time while Wanjala settled for a soil dusting exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2017  Sokotei played with Tusuja as Garzi played with Barsilinga. Shukuru, Naseku, Wanjala and Ukame briefly participated in a soil dusting exercise and after resumed browsing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2017  Babies Kama and Wiva were very active and playing all over the place. Wanjala was seen chatting with Kama and patting her with his trunk. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2017  In the afternoon, the orphans were joined by Mutara and her group. Wanjala had a brief chat with Mutara before settling to browse with her and later in evening, her group escorted the junior orphans back to the stockade. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2017  Wiva tried to play with Wanjala, thinking that since they are almost of the same size she can push him around. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2017  Ukame settled to browse with Oltaiyoni as Galla teamed up with Wanjala(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2017  Shukuru, Naseku, Sokotei, Siangiki, Lemoyian, Boromoko, Wanjala and Sirimon loved wallowing in the cool water and after headed for soil dusting. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2017  The orphans had a quiet afternoon with Wanjala taking a break from feeding to relax under a tree to avoid the scorching sun. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2017  Boromoko moved to play with Lemoyian as Olsekki settled to play with Enkikwe. Galla and Wanjala took a break from feeding to play in the soil by rolling on the ground. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2017  Tusuja teamed up with Boromoko to browse while Wanjala settled to browse and chat with Siangiki. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  September  2017  Narok settled to browse with Wanjala and Oltaiyoni while Bongo teamed up with Barsilinga and Garzi. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  They continued browsing in the afternoon where Tusuja and Wanjala took a break from feeding to participate in a soil dusting game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  In the evening, as the keepers gathered the orphans to take them back to the stockade, Garzi, Barsilinga, Karisa and Wanjala were missing. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  Wanjala had a disagreement with Karisa when he tried to take lucerne from Karisa's mouth. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  He then snuck up behind and climbed on Boromoko in revenge. Later, Lemoyian played with Sokotei while Wanjala found a suitable tree that he used to scratch his itchy ears. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  After mud bath, Shukuru, Ukame, Naseku, Kithaka, Oltaiyoni and Wanjala settled for red soil dusting as Lemoyian had a strength testing exercise with Boromoko. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  The orphans were joined by Mutara and her group where Kanjoro briefly settled to feed with Wanjala before heading to chat with Boromoko. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  Later Yatta and her group showed up and headed south of mud bath after having enough water. Naseku, Garzi, Galla, Wanjala and Ukame had some time off from feeding to participate in a soil dusting exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  Later barsilinga settled to chat briefly with Dupotto before she moved to feed with Ukame. Wanjala settled to feed with Sirimon as Galla settled for soil dusting. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  Wanjala had a brief chat with Tusuja while Boromoko engaged Naseku in a pushing game. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  After the orphans had enough water, Ukame led the way to the browsing field. Some distance away from the stockade, Wanjala changed his mind and decided to go back for more water. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  Later Garzi settled to browse with Barsilinga while Ukame teamed up with Wanjala and Galla. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  August  2017  Shortly later, Wiva, who is now nearly the same size as Wanjala, decided to engage him in a pushing game while Sirimon had a brief chat with Mulika. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2017  While they were busy browsing, Olsekki was playing by rubbing his trunk on a Baobab tree. The three new arrivals, Wanjala, Galla and Ukame are settling in well although Ukame is still a bit anxious and sometimes keeps herself a separate from the others. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2017  ut in the Park, they were all busy browsing with Wanjala scooping and tossing chunks of soil in the air and some on his head. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2017  Lemoyian, Shukuru and Wanjala saw Buchuma approaching from the eastern side and walked to welcome him to the stockade compound. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2017  Wanjala, who is slowly learning new ways to deal with his seniors, picked his share of lucerne and quickly took the branches away whilst keeping an eye on the others to make sure no one was following him to steal his treats. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2017  Kamok was the last one to leave the stockade in the morning armed with a bunch of lucerne branches in her mouth, whilst Lemoyian tried to grab a branch of lucerne that Wanjala had picked up. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2017  Later, Olareís herd led the group to Kone area where they settled to browse. Wanjala browsed close to Narok and from time to time they could be seen chatting to each other by putting their trunks in each otherís mouth. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2017  Wanjala spent some time defending himself against Gawa, who kept charging and threatening to push him. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2017  Garzi played with Ololoo which did not last long and he lost. Wanjala settled to browse close to Olsekki as Siangiki settled to browse with Enkikwe. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2017  It was a clear-sky day with a hot sun but the orphans went on with their browsing activities undeterred. Wanjala settled to feed with Roi while Ukame and Galla teamed up with Shukuru. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2017  They all browsed quietly in the Kanziku area, Kamok teaming up with Ukame and Wanjala and Galla accompanying Boromoko to browse. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  July  2017  Wanjala and Narok greeted each other by entwining trunks before settling for some lucerne. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  An hour later, the group parted ways. Wanjala settled to feed with Roi and from time to time they could be seen communicating with each other by touching each other with their trunks. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  At the browsing field, Galla came across a big baobab tree that he used to scratch his buttocks on as Wanjala took a break from feeding to participate in a soil dusting exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  Later, Olsekki moved to play with Kitirua. In the afternoon, Wanjala took a break from feeding to participate in a lone soil dusting exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  The orphans walk straight to the bush for browsing and Wanjala was seen to be concentrating very hard on this activity. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  The dependent group was busy browsing while Bomani sprayed himself with dust. Orwa play fought with Barsilinga and Laragai came in to separate them but they started charging as she tried to cool them down. Vuria was digging at the ground to get fresh loose soil to throw on his back, later he finished that and started play fighting with Kithaka while Naseku and Wanjala browsed up on top of the rock together. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  Wiva was very excited when she met Wanjala and started following him in to the mud bath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  The two groups interacted with Wanjala communicating both Sokotei and Lemoyian. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  Wiva started playing with Wanjala and followed him as he headed out to the bush. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  Two of the new ones Wanjala and Galla are settling down slowly but Ukame has not yet fully settled. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  At the browsing field, Wanjala settled to browse with Sirimon while Ukame teamed up with Olsekki in feeding. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  Barsilinga settled to browse with Enkikwe while Naseku settled to browse with Olsekki as Kithaka settled to feed with Wanjala(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  Maramoja, Ndiwa, Mundusi and Mteto are regrouping and browsing further afield than the other orphans, just like the used to do in the company of Ukame, Galla and Wanjala, but now Maramoja and Ndiwa are their little leaders. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  Shortly later Gawa, under the escort of the wild orphan, moved to play with Wanjala(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  In the afternoon the Sun was so hot making Wanjala and his friends want to relax under a tree as they continuously flapped their ears. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  Enkikwe settled to feed with Roi while Lemoyian settled to feed with Wanjala(read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  Narok allowed Ukame to take the branch which she felt very happy about as she feasted on it. Wanjala settled to browse with Barsilinga and later he took some time off from feeding to participate in a soil dusting exercise. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  At mud bath time, only Murka, Mutara, Suguta, Kanjoro and little Wanjala decided to go into the mud bath. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  Naseku took Ukame, Wanjala and Galla a distance away from the rest. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  The orphans settled to browse in Kanziku area where new arrivals Wanjala and Galla teamed up with Barsilinga to browse. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  Later the group was joined by Olareís herd with Chaimu and Kilaguni. Sities played with Chemi Chemi while Wanjala settled for soil dusting. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  They escorted the dependent orphans out of the stockades where Wanjala took some time to familiarize with himself Kibo. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  The likes of Mbegu, Maramoja, Pare, Lasayen, Rapa, Ndiwa and Mundusi looked bored and sad as they seemed to miss the company of the older orphans Ukame, Wanjala and Galla who left yesterday for the reintroduction unit in Tsavo East National Park. (read more...) view
Ithumba Unit  June  2017  Narok and Naseku settled with Wanjala as Sities and Suguta settled with Ukame. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  Early in the morning today Ukame, Wanjala and Galla successfully left for the Ithumba Stockades where they will be slowly reintroduced to the wild over a number of years; we are so happy that they are beginning this next step towards returning to a wild life. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  Jotto was playing with Ambo, Galla was taking on Wanjala, Pare was with Rapa, Lasayen with Ngilai and Murit was playing with his best play-mate, Luggard. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  June  2017  The translocation process for Ukame, Galla and Wanjala continues and so far Galla and Wanjala seem pretty happy and ready for the day to come, unlike Ukame who was putting up some resistance to bottle feeding within the translocation lorry. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  Ukame, Maramoja, Galla, Ndotto, Ndiwa and Wanjala who had attached themselves to the main herd since their older friends left for Ithumba, now browsed in the company of Kauro who seemed to have taken over the position of Kelelari as an older bull. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  Ukame, Galla and Wanjala are earmarked for the next move and they have begun ongoing with their training to board the lorry. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  Ukame, Maramoja and Wanjala are still quite nervous of walking deeper into the forest since their older friends Kelelari, Karisa and Dupotto left. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  Having not shown any sadness or upset yesterday, today their mood was very different. Apart from Mundusi and Ndiwa who stay apart from the group most of the time, the entire herd was crowded together. Ndotto was leading the group that browses a bit further ahead during the day which was normally led by Dupotto and Kelelari, including Ukame, Maramoja, Galla, Wanjala and Rapa. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  The other orphans did not seem to mind that the three were missing from their stockades in the morning; the likes of Ndotto,  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  The lorry-training is still going on for those that are moving to Ithumba but only  (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  In fact it was only Ndotto and Wanjala who were engaged in a rather lackluster pushing game. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  As Ukame and Wanjala were moved back to stockades on the other side last night, Ambo and Malima also moved stables as well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  May  2017  Together with Maramoja they hugged him and as Mbegu confirmed that all was well with him they walked out to the forest together.  
 
Today Mundusi remembered the days he was brought back to the stockades before the 5pm visit and decided to return back early to have his milk! Ukame and Wanjala were also moved back to the other side of the stockades where the other orphans spent the night which they were very happy with too. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  April  2017  When there is lots of shouting the likes of Wanjala, Sana Sana, Malkia, Rapa and Mbegu get cross. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  Maramoja, Wanjala, Godoma, Ukame, Karisa, Kelelari, Rapa, Ndotto, Galla, Lasayen, Sana Sana, Ngilai and Ndiwa were all walking out and as the young baboons bounced around on their mothers back and they all chatted loudly, Maramoja, Galla, Wanjala an Karisa marched after them with their ears erect and trumpeting as they stamped around, a show of strength to see the baboons away. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  in the forest to browse, the majority of them, especially the young growing bulls like Ndotto, Lasayen, Ngilai, Murit, Pare, Wanjala and Karisa, were all very busy initiating and enjoying pushing games. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  We watched on as Mbegu and Ukame chased Rapa, Lasayen, Galla and Wanjala out of the mud pool because as soon as they came in they started trying to clamber all over poor Malkia and Tagwa as they were trying to enjoy their own bath. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  When the orphans were out in the forest this morning, Galla and Wanjala were spotted enjoying a pushing game with each other; a fierce challenge in which they sought to push each other to know who was the most dominant. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  They live to visit the little ones and spend some time with them. Dupotto was there too but only for a short time as she was not too friendly with one of the babies, so she went to join Kelelari, Galla, Wanjala and Ukame who had less interest in the babies. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  They were the loudest but they were not the only ones who were affected by the rain as Esampu, Tagwa, Lasayen, Kuishi and Wanjala were also bothered. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  April  2017  Yesterday afternoon Ukame and Wanjala did not want to enter their stockades; even with the whole herd escorting them there, it still didnít help and it took the keepers about an hour or persuading to get the two into their pens! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  Rapa and Wanjala quickly followed suit! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  March  2017  As the orphans were heading out deeper into the forest today, Ukame, Kelelari, Karisa, Maramoja, Galla and Wanjala encountered a herd of giraffes and their young. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  This morning when all the orphans were out in the forest, it was usual to see them all browsing closely together as one unit, unlike other days when some individuals break away from the herd and enjoy browsing in their own desired direction, especially Ukame, Karisa, Kelelari, Maramoja, Galla and Wanjala, but today these elephants were all browsing with the others in the herd as well. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  The big orphans especially like to walk deep into the forest; Ukame, Kelelari, Karisa, Maramoja, Galla and Wanjala like to walk even further off. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  out of their stockades and walked out into the forest, most of the orphans settled to browse whilst Ukame, Maramoja, Karisa, Wanjala, Galla and Kelelari were seen taking their own group out deeper into the forest. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017  As the orphans were on their way out into the forest this morning, Wanjala, Galla, Ndotto, Lasayen, Rapa, Maramoja, Sana Sana and Ukame were out in the lead when they came across a group of baboons who were going about their busy forage for food. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  February  2017   
 
Ukame has spent her day in the usual company of Karisa,  (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  February  2017  This is something we have started seeing in Kelelari, Ukame, Karisa, Maramoja and Wanjala who were all rescued at a slightly older age. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Today after the 3pm visit Wanjala went back into the forest with the others but then decided to go a different way. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Rapa and Wanjala decided to solve their differences through wrestling today. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Goodness! 
 
The twin-like brothers Wanjala and Galla have been hanging out together today, separately from the rest of the herd. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  January  2017  He then came across orphan Wanjala who was busy browsing away from the others. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  Missing from the scene again were Ukame, Karisa and Wanjala again but this time the little girl Malima too. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  As the search for her began, it was Karisa who came out of the thicket first, followed by Wanjala leading Ukame. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  As the orphans were on their way out into the forest this morning, Wanjala, Galla, Ndotto, Lasayen, Rapa, Maramoja, Sana Sana and Ukame were out in the lead when they came across a group of baboons who were going about their busy forage for food. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  January  2017  When the orphans were out in the forest in the early morning, Ukame, Karisa and Wanjala frightened the others by trying to lead them deep into the forest where Oltaiyoni, Roi and Naseku used to lead them. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  The orphans used to be led out by Oltiayoni and Roi but today Naseku led Kauro, Tusuja, Galla, Wanjala, Karisa, Ukame and little Ambo out to the forest. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  As the orphans were settling out in the field to browse, Galla and Wanjala were busy wrestling and having a lot of fun. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  As the orphans were busy settling out in the bush to browse, Naseku, Kauro, Galla, Wanjala, Roi and Ukame decided to go in their own direction away from the others and deep into the forest, with Naseku and Galla in the lead. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  December  2016  After that person had disappeared she would come out to speak with Kelelari again. When she was finally caught running to hide in the corner again she was taken back out to the forest but the keepers.  
 
Ukame normally spends most of her time with Malima but today she was led out to the forest by the grumpy girl Esampu and Wanjala too. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  December  2016  Once in the forest Kuishi immediately set about trying to find her most favourite greens to browse on. Wanjala and Maramoja were also very interested in meeting her and walked around her as she browsed. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  Kuishi had a good night last night but she did not make friends with either Rapa or Wanjala; she charged at them whenever they stretched their trunks towards her through the stockade bars. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  They brought this drought victim back to the nursery by 5pm and placed her in a stockade next to Wanjala(read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  Eventually she settled and stopped trying to run into the bushes, and started to communicate with Oltaiyoni and Wanjala who were so nice to her and would not leave her side. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  The orphans showed a bit of restlessness and Galla, Maramoja, Wanjala, Sana Sana, Rapa and Malkia were frightened by the big cats. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  We have noticed recently that Wanjala and Galla who have similar folded ears are always playing and hanging out with each other and they are becoming fast friends. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  Galla, Wanjala and Naseku were much further ahead than the rest of the group, as they are always fond of being in the lead and browsing out in the bushes. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  November  2016  The orphans were all out browsing together nicely this morning but at one stage Naseku, Tusuja, Kauro, Roi, Galla, Wanjala and Maramoja all decided to walk off away from the group. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  Maramoja and Wanjala are becoming very close friends and most of the time they donít stray too far from each otherís side. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  There was trumpeting and rumbling everywhere and this made it hard for the keepers to calm them down. Maramoja, Godoma, Wanjala and Malkia had become separated from everyone and lost their way. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  October  2016  He ended up at Wanjalaís gate and after greeting him they started playing until all the others had gone out to the forest already! (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  Sana Sana however led Esampu, Tagwa, Malkia, Pare, Wanjala and Murit through the forest down to the mud wallow, and failing to find any keepers there with the wheelbarrow she started shouting. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  She turned to defend herself though, showing Luggard that she had as much right to be there as him! 
 
Wanjala seems particularly close with Malkia and follows her around everywhere. (read more...)
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Nursery Unit  September  2016  Luggard, Pare, Tamiyoi and Wanjala were so excited to be in the mud bathing area, as they do not come down for visits. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  Wanjala left his stockade to join the other orphans out in the bush today. (read more...) view
Nursery Unit  September  2016  We have called the new baby Wanjala from where he was rescued. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  September  2016  Mashariki and Nelion went to greet the new arrival Wanjala through the metal bars but then proceeded to steal the Lucerne grass that had been given to the orphan. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  September  2016  The orphan elephant calf called Wanjala was brought into the stockade for the night before being air lifted to the Nairobi nursery. (read more...) view
 

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