The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: ROROGOI (foster now)
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10/31/2015 - Due to the arrival of the new calf yesterday, a lot of the orphans had to move around to create space with the increasing number of babies in the nursery. Kamok and Mbegu finally made the move from their stables to a stockade which they took from Kauro and Olsekki who moved into some of the back stockades (previously used by Rorogoi and Suswa who moved to another two stockades near Daphne’s parking area and Solio’s old stockade). Arruba and Kauro seemed to be the most affected by the move and Kamok, Mbegu and Suswa were less concerned about it. With the moving, one error was made in that now Arruba missed her friend Suswa who had been next door. She did not know where her friend had gone and at 6am in the morning when they were all let out, she went directly to look for her. Before the keepers knew where she had gone, they heard the rumblings of her greeting her friend Suswa at her stockade, and she stayed at her gate until she was let out too. After exchanging greetings she suckled on Suswa’s ear before they both walked out to the forest. Kauro was only upset with the move just because of the difference and he did not sleep very well. He trying to climb the wall and shouting until the morning; but it will not take long for him to settle down in his new room. The new baby had a quiet and comfortable night, taking all her milk during the night. She is looking more comfortable and calmer this morning. Her friend Kawaida next door went out early with the other babies, but this girl, who we have called ‘Tafuta’ meaning ‘to search’ in Kiswahili, has to stay indoors for a bit to get her strength back. She is about 6 months old.
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