The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: NAISULA  (foster now)

Name Gender Date Born Location Found Age on Arrival Comments Reason for being Orphaned
 NAISULA  Female  Saturday, November 15, 2008 Near Archers' Post - Samburu  Approximiately 2 years old, or just under.  She is a poaching vicitm, a number of elephants have been poached in that area recently  Poaching 

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9/27/2018 - It was a quiet cloudy morning and only Naisula, Murka, Kibo and Kitirua were the guest elephants to visit the stockades. Two buffaloes checked in a little later. Kithaka tried to charge at one of the buffaloes but the buffaloes stood their ground. The buffaloes only left after quenching their thirst. After feeding on the lucerne pellets, the orphans passed by the water troughs, to arm themselves with enough water that would see them through the morning. The junior ex-orphans accompanied the orphans to the browsing field and spent the entire morning browsing together. Murka settled to browse with Karisa as Kibo took on the role of “trainer” showing Wanjala and Tusuja some pushing skills. The independent and slow Sapalan teamed up with Enkikwe while Esampu settled to browse with Maramoja. At 11am, the temperatures dropped slightly and only Taita joined the orphans at mud bath. Once the orphans had their milk and water, they opted out of wallowing due to cold weather. On the way back to the browsing field, Karisa engaged Namalok in a strength testing game that ended as soon as Tusuja intervened by separating the two boys. Sapalan enjoyed a brief soil dusting exercise as he slowly made his way to catch up with his friends.
As the sun started to set, we watched with great joy and pride, Lualeni walk into the stockade with hew new baby girl! Lualeni was accompanied by two wild boys. An hour later, there was trumpeting and bellowing of happiness and celebrations as Lualeni‘s friends arrived to congratulate on her first baby! It was a great end to the day!

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 Naisula settled and happy Naisula
Naisula settled and happy
photo taken on 11/9/2010
Naisula
photo taken on 10/19/2010

ORPHAN PROFILE FOR: NAISULA (foster now)


13th October 2010, the day that the 33 Chilean Miners were rescued from the bowels of the earth, beautiful little Naisula was also rescued, an orphan from the Archers’ Post Area close to Samburu National Reserve, an area where the Chinese road constructions works are based, and which has seen a great deal of Ivory Poaching of late. The KWS men who rescued her drove the calf to Lewa Downs, the closest airstrip and the rescue plane and Keepers arrived there in the late afternoon.

The young calf waiting at the Lewa Downs Airstrip  The men involved in her rescue

Preparing the calf for the flight  The calf is prepared for the flight



For us, she was, indeed, another miracle because as an orphan nearer two years old than one, she was friendly and trusting of the Keepers right from the very start, whereas most elephant orphans of her age, and especially those that originate in an area where elephants have been so badly persecuted by humans, want to exact revenge. However Naisula was different. From the moment of her arrival she accepted milk frist from a bucket and later from a hand-held bottle, slept that night with the Keeper beside her, and woke up in the morning to be welcomed into the fold by all the other orphans who came to the Gate of her Stockade to greet her. The following day, having been de-wormed, she was out and about with all the other Nursery elephants, instantly forming a strong bond of friendship with another Nursery newcomer named Kitirua who is also grieving for her lost elephant family and came into our care shortly before Naisula. They have become absolutely inseperable which is heartwarming to see.

Loading her onto the plane

Naisula during the flight  Strapped for the flight



Naisula’s name is a beautiful Samburu girl’s name, chosen by our Keepers, who were so impressed by her gentle and friendly disposition. It means a victorious girl. She has distinctively large eyes shaded by long lashes – eyes that are far bigger than usual and lashes that are far longer than normal. She is, indeed, a remarkable and beautiful elephant who, only two days after coming in as a wild orphan, was at the noon mudbath amongst all the others, watched by hundreds of spectators, which she must have found very alarming, but did not display anxiety, although she was careful to be in the midst of all the others.

Naisula arrives at the Nursery after dark but settles fast  She arrives at the Nairobi Nursery at night

The elephant Keepers have a runaround in the night while trying to settle the newcomer  Naisula settles remarkably quickly and in just hours is suckling the Keepers fingers



Whilst Naisula has been warmly welcomed into the Nursery fold by Olare and Suguta, the two Mini Nursery Matriarchs, Melia and Murka have not been so accommodating, resentful because she and Kitirua now occupy the stockades they were once in!

Inseperable friends, Naisula and Kitirua  Naisula settled and happy


   

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