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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5/26/2016 - Mutara’s group reported to the stockade early in the morning before the juniors had even been let out. As soon as the gates were opened, Narok who had spent the night with Olsekki, Siangiki and Enkikwe led the way out. The orphans briefly settled to enjoy some lucerne before Shukuru led the way to the browsing field where Teleki engaged Kainuk in a pushing game while Olsekki and Enkikwe browsed with Bomani. Garzi played with Barsilinga as Shukuru came across a nice scratching surface area that she used to scratch her buttocks and Bongo had a brief strength testing exercise with his playmate Vuria.
At the milk feeding time Olsekki slipped and fell onto his hind as he ran for his milk and was able to get back to his feet before he could be overtaken by Enkikwe and Siangiki who were close behind him. Soon after drinking their milk, Olsekki, Siangiki and Enkikwe headed straight for the mud bath where they joined Laragai, Kilaguni, Narok, Bongo, Chaimu, Kilabasi, Kalama and Orwa in wallowing activities. After the mud bath, Orwa engaged Kalama in a pushing game as Chaimu played with Kasigau and Teleki tackled Olare. Shortly before leaving for the browsing fields the juniors were joined briefly by Mulika and Yatta’s groups. Enkikwe, Siangiki and Olsekki walked up to the concrete bench that they used to scratch their bellies as they were surrounded by Naserian, Sidai, Nasalot and Yatta.
In the afternoon, the orphans settled at the Kanziku area to feed. Olsekki and Siangiki teamed up with Bomani for their browsing activities. Bongo took a break from feeding to enjoy a soil dusting session after which he engaged Vuria in a pushing game.
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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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