The following is
information on the Elephant Orphan
named: QUANZA (foster
||Age on Arrival
||Reason for being
|| Wednesday, October 12, 2011
||Lemomo area near Amboseli National Park
||One year old
||Her mother and two sisters were killed by poachers
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5/30/2015 - When the babies came out of their stockades in the morning they rumbled to each other loudly looking towards the lucerne store and protesting that they had not been given any today.
During the rainy season there is plenty of food and the keepers usually stop giving them supplementary lucerne. The orphans were disappointed that the keepers took pity on them and went to the store to get them a bale. The orphans were very happy when they saw the keeper coming with lucerne hitched high on his shoulder. Quanza sneaked up from behind and grabbed some lucerne before running away with it to the scratching rock. There she spread it all over the ground so the other babies, including Balguda and Ziwa, could come and share it with her.
Sonje walked ahead of Murera who had shown her disapproval earlier in the day. When she lay down to roll playfully Faraja, one of the naughty boys, spotted her and walked over quietly before clambering on her back for a ride. Sonje did not mind as Faraja is not too heavy for her.
The babies went for their midday bottle feed and afterwards the keepers brought them some acacia pods in a box. This is an incredible treat. Quanza and Lima Lima smelt the pods and ran over quickly followed by Ngasha and Zongoloni. They kicked the box to pieces leaving the acacia pods scattered everywhere. Murera came and joined them and they all celebrated the delicious pods which they have not eaten for nearly a year since the last acacia pod season ended.
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|The orphan herd|
photo taken on 11/14/2012
photo taken on 11/13/2012
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