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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4/9/2015 - The sky was cloudy when the orphans left the stockade and settled for their lucerne. Kilaguni and Chaimu had arrived earlier on, and joined the juniors briefly before heading to an undisclosed location. Bomani and Shukuru opted for a scratching on the rocks at the stockade compound before heading to drink water. On the way to the browsing field, Kainuk stopped and with her ears spread out, performed a soil dusting exercise using her trunk before following her colleagues. Bomani and Orwa who were behind Kainuk waited patiently then stepped forward and used the same spot for dusting themselves.
At the field, Bongo and Vuria as usual engaged each other in their strength testing exercise. At nine o'clock in the morning, it finally started to rain. The rain activated the orphans moods as they started rolling in the running rain water and smearing themselves with red mud. They spent time on the road lolling around, slipping and sliding. By the end of their session, they all looked like ant hills they were so caked in mud.
By mud bath time, it was still raining so the orphans headed back to the browsing fields as soon as the orphans had their milk. Shortly later, the rain stopped recording a total of 20mm. In the afternoon, Napasha, Buchuma, Challa and a wild elephant showed up at the stockade. It was lovely to see how well they all looked and to marvel at how our bulls, raised from infancy have become so impressive. The orphans settled to browse at the western slopes of Ithumba hill. The clouds cleared giving way to sun shine. The orphans browsed seriously so as to compensate for the time lost during play time when it was raining. In the evening, Shukuru led the first group back to the stockade, with all the orphans showing a buoyant and excited mood.
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|Abdul prepares the antibiotic injection.|
photo taken on 5/22/2009
photo taken on 5/22/2009
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