The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: KITHAKA (foster now)
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1/30/2017 - Makireti, Kilaguni, Kasigau, Kilabasi and Chaimu reported at the stockade compound early before dawn. The five junior Ex Orphans joined the orphans soon when they were let out. Sokotei, Boromoko, Lemoyian, Roi and Oltaiyoni started their day activities by scratching on the nearby rocks. Shukuru headed for water and later moved a distance away for a soil dusting exercise as she rumbled to signal her friends that it was time to leave for browsing before the sun got hot. Kamok heeded the call and led the rest of group in walking to join Shukuru. At the browsing field, Roi took a break from feeding to participate in a soil dusting exercise. At eleven o'clock in the morning when it was time for mud bath, the orphans were joined by a wild bull that shared water with them so peacefully. Four warthogs emerged from the nearby bushes and scared Oltaiyoni. Kithaka spotted the warthogs and decided to scare them away! The warthogs kept dodging Kithaka and at one stage, Narok tried to help Kithaka in driving the warthogs away but to no avail. The warthogs stood their ground making Kithaka and Narok give up. In the afternoon, the sun was still hot making Kamok and Kauro want to relax under trees. Later, the orphans settled to browse in the lower Kalovoto area where Tusuja, Sokotei and Sirimon decided to cool off by getting into a pool of water in the seasonal Kalovoto River. In the evening, the Ex Orphans reported for water at the stockade compound. Shortly after the Ex Orphans left, ten wild elephants reported for water as well.
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The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust P.O. Box 15555 Nairobi Kenya