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Nursery Unit  August   7, 2013 Elephants have incredible perceptive powers! This morning the orphans all left in a very jovial mood, which, according to the Keepers, predicts the arrival of yet another newcomer. They were right, because at 4 p.m. there was yet another Rescue Alert, this time from Mt. Kenya. The Rescue was scrambled hurriedly to collect the orphan from Nyeri airstrip and airlift it back to the Nursery. It was a young bull, approximately 2 years of age, who arrived in the Nursery at 8 p.m., and again was extremely emaciated and weak, obviously having been without milk for a long time. He was named “Nelion”, (the name of the second highest peak of Mt. Kenya) and like “Teleki” (also from Mt. Kenya) was very hairy with long eyelashes and fuzzy hair on his head!

Nelion on arrival

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