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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10/22/2014 - Only three wild elephants and Ishanga were at the stockade compound early before six o'clock in the morning. The wild elephants left immediately after quenching their thirst leaving Ishanga behind who joined the juniors today. A herd of five wild elephants checked in for water followed later by 10 wild elephants. Kanjoro and Teleki observed proceedings from a distance while scratching on the nearby rocks. As Teleki was scratching, Orwa came and pushed him away so as to scratch himself. As the orphans were feeding, Kilaguni emerged from the east and settled for water.
After drinking enough, Kilaguni left without bothering to say hi to the juniors. Shukuru approached Orwa who was scratching on a rock and pointed her trunk at him. Orwa quit scratching as Shukuru took over and when Shukuru had enough of the scratching, she started climbing up the rocks. After feeding on Lucerne, Ishanga led Turkwel and Mutara to the water trough where they joined the 10 bulls in drinking water. After drinking water, the orphans left for browsing.
At nine o'clock in the morning, Bomani had an itch in his ear and used his trunk to scratch it. It was clearly troubling him. Vuria came close to Bomani and they browsed together for some time before Vuria moved away. Kainuk browsed with her ears spread out as Bongo and Narok browsed together while Kanjoro and Mutara browsed from the same tree.
At mud bath, 20 wild elephants reported earlier than the orphans. After the orphans had water, Shukuru and Sities suckled their trunks while Orwa and Vuria went to relax under an acacia tree as the rest participated in mudbathing. One bull kept watch over the orphans while mud bathing and another wild elephant only mudbathed after the juniors had finished. In the afternoon Mutara and Kanjoro were feeding together and were joined later by Sities while Turkwel and Narok browsed together. In the evening, Yatta, Mulika and Suguta’s group reported for water at the stockade.
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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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