The following is
information on the Elephant Orphan
named: KITHAKA (foster
||Age on Arrival
||Reason for being
|| Saturday, November 12, 2011
||Approximately 1 week old
||He wandered into a village adjacent to the Imenti Forest
||Panic Separation / Stampede
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7/29/2016 - As the orphans came out of their stockades this morning they met with Kilaguni, Zurura, Challa, Buchuma, Tomboi, Lualeni and Ololoo the other Ex Orphans. There was also a group of wild bulls who came to drink water and left soon after.
In the bush, Orwa and Vuria as usual started their daily morning play fight. Kilaguni later followed them and was playing with Orwa. Bomani was trying to climb on Olsekki and Vuria looked like he was doing early morning press-ups on the ground! The rest of the group were very busy browsing and not messing around. Sirimon led the group back to the mudbath for their milk.
At the mud bath Barsilinga was busy sharpening his tusks on a tree as he clear off some insects from his trunk as well. Lemoyian also came to scratch on the same tree. However then the two started play fighting. Bongo, Vuria, Narok and Kithaka walked to the mudbath and started playing in the water. We were surprised to see Kithaka there too! Boromoko and Narok also followed them. Vuria and Bongo later came out pushing each other which turned into a serious fight, but after a few minutes they were stopped by a keeper. Narok,Vuria and Orwa started having a dust bath. Narok was rolling in the dust while Vuria and Orwa were scooping and tossing chunks of soil in the air. Later all the orphans walked back to the bush and the whole group were very busy browsing for the rest of the day despite the hot weather. Lemoyian led the dependent herd back in the evening.
In the stockades today we had 10 wild bulls who arrived very thirsty. They drank a lot of water and left back into the park.
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|Kithaka and Zoom|
photo taken on 12/7/2011
|Out in the forest with the others
photo taken on 12/3/2011
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