The following is
information on the Elephant Orphan
named: ORWA (foster
||Age on Arrival
||Reason for being
|| Friday, December 03, 2010
||Orwa community land near Nasalot and South Turkana National Reserve
||About one year old
||He was rescued by KWS after being spotted alone by members of the Orwa community
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8/30/2014 - Early in the morning 25 wild elephants were outside the stockade waiting for water. At six o'clock in the morning, the orphans were let out and immediately they were joined by a baby, mother and it's sister in feeding of lucerne. Shortly later Suguta and her team arrived and joined the juniors in feeding of lucerne.
The wild baby that always plays with the orphans whenever he is around, started his game of pushing which ever orphan came close to him. First it was Kanjoro then Laragai ,Teleki and later Orwa. The baby didn't get enough from the four orphans and then went to push Mutara. Mutara didn't waste time with the baby but knocked it to the ground. The baby that appears to be very strong headed didn't learn any lesson from Mutara and immediately but opted to try Makireti not knowing that she is another potentially grumpy prospect. The baby was pushed hard again. Finally it was Murka who knocked the baby down once he came pushing her. Finally the baby decided to quit after being pushed down three times and went to drink water with the big wild bulls. Amazingly the family did not react, probably understanding that their spoilt child needed some discipline and it was a good lesson being delivered!
Kamboyo,who accompanies Suguta’s team had a lovely time of enjoying a pushing game with a wild boy.
The orphans settled at Kone area for browsing. Vuria took some time off from feeding to scratch on the near by rocks.
At mud bath time the weather was chilly and the orphans didn't participate in wallowing. Yatta and Mulika groups in the company of several wild bulls reported at mud bath simply to drink water. Ziwa and Bomani opted to browse at mud bath while Teleki and Narok tested their strength through pushing as Bongo and Sities did soil dusting. Later,the orphans returned back to browsing where they browsed throughout without any major observation. In the evening as usual Sabachi came for his milk and spent the night in the stockade.
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photo taken on 12/1/2011
|Orwa being greeted by Tano
photo taken on 12/1/2011
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