The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: MBEGU (foster now)
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1/30/2017 - She is such a special one our little Mbegu and we are sure that many will agree. Musiara was with his keeper some distance away from the rest of the herd and we are not sure how she is able to tell when babies arrive in the forest but it must be something to do with their good sense of smell. Accompanied by Luggard, Jotto and Murit she headed over to where the baby Musiara was with his keepers. She will always abandon anything she is doing for the sake of a little one. She decided to give some time for the other three to interact with the baby; Luggard said hello to the baby then made space for Jotto and Murit to play with him for some minutes then Mbegu stepped in. She took Musiara under her neck with her trunk folded around him and he was very content and comfortable within a very short time. He started trying to move around to find Mbegu’s ears to suckle on which Mbegu didn’t mind at all. Just like a mother when she felt he had enough and wanted to do something else she began to dig some soft soil with her front feet for him to play with. She lay down on the ground in the soft soil inviting the baby to play and Jotto joined them too although not for long as Mbegu and the small group had to join the rest of the main herd for their bottle feeding. After the public visit and once they were in the forest again, the group met with the little one once again. It was interesting to watch Tamiyoi, Jotto and Esampu take care of little Musiara too. They were very protective and not allowing the warthogs to come too close. Tamiyoi and Jotto were also a little nervous of the warthogs but fearless Esampu never gave them a chance to come close to the baby and charged at them chasing them into the thicket.
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The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust P.O. Box 15555 Nairobi Kenya