The following is
information on the Elephant Orphan
named: ISHANGA (foster
||Age on Arrival
||Reason for being
|| Tuesday, November 10, 2009
||Maktau area Tsavo West National Park
||Rescued from the jaws of a lion by the Ziwani desnaring team
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1/17/2017 - The elephants came out of their stockades this morning after their milk to eat some lucerne. Shukuru finished her share of two bottles of milk and joined the others. Kithaka distanced himself from others after he was knocked by Orwa and chased away. Kamok and her new group were really active and interacted with other orphans like Olsekki, Sokotei, Boromoko, Siangiki, Sirimon and Enkikwe. Makireti's group came in and joined them for a bit. After a while, they headed to the bush.
In the bush all the orphans were all busy browsing; Roi and Naseku browsed together and scooped chucks of soil to throw in the air, scratching their trunks on the tree stumps in the bush. Oltaiyoni and Kamok were also browsing together. Enkikwe was sharpening his tusks on some rocks nearby. Roi was scratching on Kauro before they headed to the mudbath.
At mudbath it was not very hot and some of the elephants like Naseku, Bongo, Lemoiyan and Roi played vigorously in the mud; Shukuru joined them for a short time and then got out. Wendi's group came in with Tomboi joining them. Garzi started playing and kissing Challa the Ex Orphan with his trunk outside the mud hole. The baby Wiva became really active and was playing with some of our orphans. Naseku came out of the mud hole and started rolling on the ground playing. Only Tomboi was left in the mudbath enjoying and playing in the mud. Garzi and Ishanga the Ex Orphan started play fighting. Wiva was running here and there accompanied by Lenana the body guard and Narok the dependant orphan. She was very jovial and playful and with the keepers as well! She was later surrounded by the Ex Orphans with Lenana among them and they all walked away when the orphans started to return to the bush as well.
Back in the bush they were all active and busy browsing despite the hot sun. Shukuru was seen actively browsing and having a dust bath as well so she is feeling much better. The group later headed back to the mudbath to cool themselves down. They all played in the mud with Kamok's group feeling settled and interacting with the other orphans in the mud hole. Teleki started dust bathing, and later the group made their way heading home in the evening.
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|Ishanga is surrounded as she exits the stockade|
photo taken on 12/18/2010
|Ishanga in the bush
photo taken on 11/26/2010
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