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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3/10/2016 - The morning was good with the orphan elephants moving out of the stockade catching up with the first light of the day in the browsing fields. They followed the same routine before heading to the mud bath around noon. As soon after finishing their afternoon milk bottle, Lesanju, Taveta, Mzima, Sinya, Lempaute and Kivuko joined them for a bath.
Mashariki and Rorogoi became very happy – showing off their bathing expertise in a tough bathing competition. Taveta extended his congratulations by tenderly touching Rorogoi on the head with his trunk, giving her an upper hand in the bathing competition.
The bathing became highly charged with both juniors and seniors enjoying it in their own unique styles. Bada got extra excited and lay down in the water without noticing that the others were actually leaving the pool to browse. He came up from the water to find he was all alone and he came charging out and ran to join his friends. Lesanju’s herd left the juniors and went to browse towards the Voi River.
The rest of the browsing day went on undisturbed with Kihari taking the lead of the others back to the stockade that evening.
The orphan elephant brought in yesterday from the Mbololo River could not endure the pain and effect of the bullet wound and succumbed to her wounds this afternoon despite our best attempts.
Today another orphan elephant came into our care. She was rescued close to Ndara and brought to the stockade this evening. Her leg was badly injured from a bullet wound and she was in deep pain but she was trying her level best to browse on the grewia branches brought to her in her stable. We called this orphan Yatima. She is approximately three to four years old.
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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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