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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10/26/2014 - Ishanga in the company of ten wild bulls were at the stockade early before six o'clock in the morning. When the juniors left their night stockades, they joined Ishanga. Orwa was the first one to start the day’s activities by scratching on his favorite rock and thereafter followed by Garzi and Shukuru as Turkwel played a different game of lying down. Mulika and her baby joined the orphans and later 12 other wild elephants joined the 10 wild elephants that were taking water at the stockade water trough. After they all had enough, the herds left and the orphans finally got an opportunity to drink. Ishanga led the way to the browsing fields and met up with Suguta’s group and returned with them back to the stockade leaving the dependent orphans and their keepers to head out for the day.
The orphans settled to browse at the Kone area today. The independent Bongo fed separately from the others whilst Kanjoro and Sities fed together as Bomani fed close to Kainuk.
The mudbath was quiet as not a single wild elephant showed up. The orphans headed for the mudbath soon after their milk. Bomani was the first one to quit the mudbathing and went to scratch on the walls of the mud wallow followed by Shukuru and Vuria. Narok, Laragai and Teleki enjoyed the mudbathing the most. They had a prolonged wallowing and left with mud all over their bodies. Kanjoro and Orwa went up to scratch against the acacia trees whereas Kainuk had a good roll on the ground before going for scratching. Kanjoro and Teleki had a score to settle by engaging in a pushing game. Teleki quickly surrendered and went to scratch against one of the acacia trees. Kanjoro picked a piece of stick and used it to scratch in between his front legs as Turkwel was scratching her bottom a few meters away. In the afternoon, Turkwel relaxed under a tree because the sun was hot. Vuria and Narok were feeding close to each other while Kainuk broke a branch and walked round the other orphans with it in her mouth. On the way back to the stockade, Bomani led the way.
In the evening Napasha, Madiba, Lualeni, Kora, Makena, Sunyei, Loijuk, Kenze, Lenana, Nasalot, Galana, Meibai, Rapsu, Zurura, Orok, Sidai, Challa, Ololoo, Taita and two wild elephants came to the stockade. After drinking enough water, Loijuk engaged Madiba in a pushing game while Zurura and Rapsu tested their strength a few meters away. Napasha and a wild bull just relaxed at the water trough.
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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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