The following is
information on the Elephant Orphan
named: KILAGUNI (foster
||Age on Arrival
||Reason for being
|| Thursday, December 11, 2008
||He was found near the Chyulu Gate, Chyulu Hills National Park
||Approximately 5 to 6 months old
||He had been attacked by a predator, we suspect a Hyena, with injuries to his tail and hind quarters and ears.
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11/8/2016 - It was a very interesting morning when a big group of wild elephants arrived to drink water in the compound. The orphans became very active when a big group came in; they thought that they might be coming to snatch their food! Later Kilaguni, Chaimu and Ishanga joined the orphans to eat lucerne. The wild bulls concentrated on drinking water only. Laragai, a clever girl, took a big bunch of lucerne and ate it some distance away. The three Ex Orphans peacefully enjoyed the lucerne without any fear of interruption. Lemoyian was eating with Chaimu and Ishanga and slightly later the orphans all went out to drink water and go to the bush to browse.
Everyone in the bush was peacefully looking for the food to eat before mudbath. They met Mutara’s group in the bush consisting of Sities, Turkwel, Kainuk, Suguta, Kanjoro and Kilaguni, Chaimu and Ishanga. Garzi was playing with Vuria while Sokotei and Boromoko browsed together. Sokotei led the group to mudbath for milk.
Wendi’s group including Wiva and some wild bulls were at mud bath. Our orphans walked to the mudhole to play after their milk and they started interacting with the Ex Orphans and wild elephants too. Wiva played in the mudhole with her mother and her Nannies Kinna and Lenana. Mulika with her baby Mwende were among them. The orphans walked back to the bush for browsing. It was very hot and they decided to stay under some shade for awhile before continuing to browse. Boromoko, Sokotei and Sirimon were browsing together. Lemoyian led them all back home in the evening.
Back in the stockade we had a group of wild bulls with Mutara’s group. Later Galana with her baby Gawa with her group of nannies arrived too including Sidai, Naserian, Sunyei and Chyulu. They came in for water.
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|Abdul prepares the antibiotic injection.|
photo taken on 5/22/2009
|Abdul takes down the details about Kilaguni's rescue.
photo taken on 5/22/2009
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