The following is
information on the Elephant Orphan
named: KIHARI (foster
||Age on Arrival
||Reason for being
|| Friday, September 3, 2010
||Hombe Forest Mount Kenya
||approximately 1 year old
||She wandered alone onto community lands, with no evidence of elephants in the area
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12/28/2015 - The morning started well with the milk dependent orphans coming out of their stables for their morning milk bottle before settling to eat the copra cake. Lesanju’s herd had left the stockade an hour earlier and were out in the field moving on with their daily browsing routine.
After the juniors in Kenia and Panda’s herd had left the stockade for browsing, under the leadership of Lentili and Ndii, Morani the ex-orphan came in with the sole mission of looking for the juniors and joining them. Morani had just missed them and didn’t spend any time in the stockade but went out on his searching mission to the browsing grounds. He wasn’t lucky to link up with the juniors as they had continued to browse on the far northern side of the stockade turning slowly and arriving at the middle water pool at noon. After milk, Kihari and Naipoki led the others to plunge into the water for bathing. Bada and Mbirikani engaged one another in a tough bathing competition with Bada getting exhausted and marching out, giving Mbirikani a clean win. Kenia also participated in the bathing competition, kneeling on her front legs in a unique game.
The rest of the browsing went on close to that water hole.
Later, Lesanju’s herd arrived in the stockade around 6.20pm.
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|Kihari sucking fingers for comfort|
photo taken on 9/15/2011
|Kihari, a beautiful little calf
photo taken on 9/14/2011
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