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<<--  Entry for:  August   27, 2013  -->>

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Nursery Unit  August   27, 2013 Having emerged from their Night Stables in the morning Lemoyian and Kithaka enjoyed a vigorous Pushing Match which inspired Balguda, Ngasha and Tundani to follow suit. Having taken the 9 a.m. milk feed just outside Mashariki’s Stockade, the gate was opened and she walked out, happily welcomed by Lima Lima, Laragai, Tundani and Ngasha who escorted her out, sandwiched between them, to join Kihari, Naipoki, and Ishaq-B, who instantly took her over from the younger elephants. At the Public Viewing noon mudbath hour she was impeccably behaved, remaining calm and even patrolling the separating cordon along with Vuria, Kwale and Nelion. Like Tundani, she is a very gentle and loving character.

At 1 p.m. we received another Elephant Rescue alert from the Voi Keepers, who had retrieved an orphan bogged in thick black cotton mud where the Mombasa Pipeline leaks close to Mudanda Rock. A while later another Rescue Alert came in this time for an orphan near Galdessa Tented Lodge on the Galana River, but this orphan died before the Voi Elephant Keepers could capture it, so the second Rescue was aborted. Meanwhile, the mud victim, named “Matopeh” (the Swahili word for “mud”) arrived at the Nursery shortly after 7 p.m. He was thin, obviously having been deprived of milk for sometime, and very aggressive, but took a bottle of milk soon after arrival. He was passing mud in his stools.

Mashariki has milk at the public viewing

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