The following is
information on the Elephant Orphan
named: CHYULU (foster
||Age on Arrival
||Reason for being
|| Friday, May 05, 2006
||Stuck in the mud of a community waterhole, but orphaned 10 days previously from poaching
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10/25/2014 - Zurura, Ololoo and Lualeni in the company of 13 wild elephants were at the stockade early before dawn. At six o'clock in the morning, the juniors were let out and were immediately joined by the three ex-orphans. As the other orphans were busy rushing for Lucerne, Bomani was busy doing his favorite exercise which is scratching. After some time, Shukuru, Garzi and Vuria stopped feeding on Lucerne and went to scratch on the rocks until Laragai led the way to the browsing field. Yatta’s group showed up at the stockade and joined Zurura, Ololoo and Lualeni. Chyulu had a friendly pushing game with Zurura and afterwards Zurura engaged Makena in a friendly strength testing exercise.
In the browsing field Bomani concentrated on feeding on the lush new grass while Kanjoro had a brief moment of soil dusting. Kainuk fed close to Orwa and at one time Kainuk put her trunk in Orwa's mouth trying to warn him of something we didn't understand.
At mudbath 20 wild bulls were waiting for water as the orphans checked in for their milk. 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. Soon after mudbath, Bomani enjoyed soil dusting and later lay down in the hot sun to relax. Vuria scratched on Sities but Sities was not happy about it and pushed Vuria away. Bongo, the water baby, was the last to leave the mudbath. A few meters from the mud wallow Narok was scratching against a tree but Teleki came and pushed her away to use the tree for scratching herself. Turkwel and her friend Kainuk were scratching side by side happy to share the same tree. Bongo joined the bulls briefly in drinking water.
In the afternoon, Mutara, Sities and Shukuru were feeding together. Shortly later, Shukuru started a soil bathing game and Sities and Mutara quickly joined in it. Mutara quit the exercise and went to feed near Turkwel. At around four o'clock in the evening, Bomani, Teleki, Orwa, Garzi and Bongo in the middle converged under a tree. Bongo instead of standing idle opted to keep himself busy by soil bathing. Sities walked over to where Turkwel was feeding and she put her trunk in Sities mouth as she tried to communicate with her. Later, Shukuru led the way back to the stockade.
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|Chyulu taking her milk|
photo taken on 8/20/2006
|Chyulu on her first day with the Nursery Unit
photo taken on 8/20/2006
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