The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: KILAGUNI (foster now)
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5/29/2015 - The orphans always seem so in tune with the world around them and always seem to know when something is about to happen. The excitement of the arrival of the new orphans from the Nairobi Nursery was written all over Bongo’s and Vuria’s faces as they trumpeted on the way out from the stockade. The two boys met at the water trough where they exchanged their morning greetings by entwining their trunks. Then, Bongo started kicking a rock that was near him as he walked backwards. The orphans settled to browse close to the stockade in anticipation of the new arrivals. While browsing, Laragai passed near Vuria and Vuria invited her for a strength testing exercise which Laragai accepted. When Vuria and Laragai’s game ended Vuria tried to play with Teleki but to his surprise, Teleki pushed him hard leaving him with no other option than to surrender. Bomani engaged Garzi in a light pushing game but this came to an end when the truck carrying Lemoyian, Barsilinga and Kithaka arrived. Vuria, Bomani and Garzi, the previous new arrivals, were the first ones to meet the newcomers, remembering their old friends. Kithaka moved to meet with Bomani but all of a sudden changed his mind and walked to his keepers for comfort, unsure of the new place he found himself in. Lemoyian walked to Bomani and extended his trunk to touch the milk that Bomani was drinking. Whilst Sities and Shukuru exchanged greetings with Lemoyian, Vuria walked behind Kithaka trying to sniff him. Soon it was time to go to the browsing field and Narok played with Bongo as Teleki browsed close to Barsilinga. Later, Garzi attempted to get a free ride from Lemoyian but he was cautioned by the keepers as Lemoyian was still investigating his new surroundings. Kainuk, Sities and Bomani browsed close to Lemoyian and they touched him from time to time as if to reassure him he was in a good safe place. By the end of the day, Lemoyian and Barsilinga were getting on well with the other juniors but Kithaka felt more comfortable close to his keepers. Kilaguni, Ishanga and Chaimu passed the stockade late in the evening but the juniors were all safely in their stockade and so soon after drinking water they disappeared into the bush.
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