The following is
information on the Elephant Orphan
named: MORANI (foster
||Age on Arrival
||Reason for being
|| November 2001
||His mother died and he was shot three times just outside of Lewa Downs
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11/12/2013 - As though getting the message about the arrival of new babies from Nairobi, Ex Orphan Emily and her unit, who are now living wild, and who have been absent since June, arrived at the Stockades first thing in the morning. With Emily was her calf, Eve, Edie and her calf, Ella, Sweet Sally, Thoma, Irima, Morani, Mweya, Lolokwe, Icholta, Laikipia, Tsavo, Seraa, Ndara and some others who were all eager to meet the newcomers.
A surprise for the Keepers was the presence of Siria who has also been away for about 2 years having upgraded himself from the Keeper Dependent unit. He turned up later with Burra and a wild friend. The compound was filled with excited trumpets and rumbles as the Ex Orphans and the resident group greeted each other, Emily going to meet Mbololo in her Holding Pen, followed by Thoma, Icholta, Seraa and a few other females. Having checked on Mbololo, Emily and her group led Naipoki, Kihari, Ishaq-B, Panda and Mudanda to the Stockade waterhole for a wallow, understanding that they were hot.
Meanwhile the attention of the Keepers was focused on Burra and Siria whom they had not seen for a long time, Siria having grown a great deal, and obviously enjoying his wild life. Having quenched his thirst he walked around to greet his old pals who were busy with Emily’s group and then went to look for his best friend, Mzima, who was busy browsing near the car park. When the two saw each other, they rumbled at the top of their voices and rushed forward to hug each other with their trunks before browsing together near the fence line, side by side.
When Emily led the Ex Orphans off, Siria opted to remain with Mzima and went with the Junior orphans to browse the west of the hill. In the evening, he was tempted to go into the Stockade with Lesanju and her group, but changed his mind at the last minute, and after taken a drink, he headed back out into the bush.
Meanwhile Lissa and her family also visited the Stockades to quench their thirst, and spend about an hour there before browsing the slopes of the Hill.
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|Morani and Mpala plaing in the bush|
photo taken on 5/20/2005
|Morani in the middle
photo taken on 4/1/2004
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