The following is information on the giraffe Orphan named: KILI 

Name Gender Date Born Location Found Age on Arrival Comments Reason for being Orphaned
 KILI  Male  Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Amboseli National Park  One week  Found on his own  Reason Unknown 

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6/28/2017 - Ndii seems to have developed a slight dislike towards Ajali as Ajali adopted Pasaka whom Ndii was eyeing to adopt has her baby. Today Ndii was bringing up the rear of the orphan group as they headed out to the park and spotted Ajali in the lead which made Ndii run to the front bringing the entire group to a halt. Ndii called Kihari and Naipoki to come and take the lead over from Ajali who stepped aside not wanting to cause any conflict with Ndii. The morning was spent browsing on the northern flat lands of Msinga hill.

Today some students from Kivukoni Primary School of Kilifi came to see the orphans at the mudbath and had a lot of fun watching them and getting to know the babies that they have chosen to foster. Rorogoi followed by Bada and Panda bravely climbed a steep wall out of the water pool and were cheered on by the students who wanted to acknowledge their difficult feat. Ndii got jealous of the attention that the three were getting and came in to lead them away.

The afternoon was spent browsing close to the waterhole with Lentili leading the orphan herd back to the safety of the stockades in the evening.

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 Leaving the stockade Heading out
Leaving the stockade
photo taken on 10/2/2014
Heading out
photo taken on 10/2/2014


On the 19th August at the Nairobi Nursery we received a tiny orphaned giraffe rescued by KWS veterinary Officer Dr. Njoroge who heads the DSWT funded Amboseli mobile veterinary unit.

The baby giraffe  The baby giraffe arrives at the nursery

In the stockade after arrival  Sweet Kili

We have called him Kili. Feeding Kili is a very different experience for our Keepers, as despite him being just days old they still need to clamber high up on the stockade partitions in order to get the bottle at the appropriate angle so that it feels natural for him, and a special mobile feeding ladder is having to be made! Kili does have issues with his front knees, stretched tendons make these appear double jointed but we are hopeful that this will correct in time.

Having milk  Kili in the stockade the day after arrival

Loving the keepers attention  Sitting with Kili

Sitting in the stockade  

Kili has been with us for two months now and has settled beautifully into Nursery life. He adores his stable, and enjoys his days out in the forest with his Keepers. He is already exposed to the wild giraffes of Nairobi National Park, watching them only from a distance at this early stage.

Leaving the stockade  Heading out

Getting love from a keeper  Enjoying the bush

Recently we have had a number of tiny new elephant arrivals which he has found fasinating, infact he now shares a stable next door to Kazakini so is fast getting use to all things elephant. Kili is becoming increasingly playful and watching him charge around, legs flailing everywhere and evidently truely happy is heartwarming indeed. We are mindful that he will fast outgrow the stable he loves so much so we are having to get creative in order to address this problem in good time!

Heading to the forest  With the baby elephant orphans

Out in the bush


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