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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8/21/2014 - Seventeen wild elephants, a wild baby, Kibo and Kalama arrived at the stockade early before dawn and waited for the water trough to be filled. At six o'clock in the morning, the orphans took their milk and strolled nonchalantly out from the stockade. As they settled for Lucerne, Kibo, Kalama, the playful wild baby, his mother and sister joined them. The wild baby was chilled today and wasn't playful instead intend on taking flakes of Lucerne from his mother's mouth since she was piling lucerne in!
On the other hand the baby’s sister was giving Kanjoro a hard time as she tried to confiscate flakes of Lucerne that Kanjoro had in his trunk. Kanjoro was wise and opted to run away from her trouble. Later Kanjoro passed near the baby sniffed at him then went and settled near Bongo. Shukuru, Laragai, Garzi and Vuria did their final touches of scratching before eventually leaving for browsing. The orphans passed at the water trough where the wild elephants were taking water. On seeing the juniors with the keepers, the wild elephants stepped back giving way to the orphans and the keepers.
At the Kalovoto area the orphans browsed on shrubs. At mud bath time, only Kanjoro, Bongo, Mutara, Shukuru, Narok and Kainuk participated in the mud bathing exercise as the others watched from the banks of the mud wallow. Vuria opted to lie down under a tree for few seconds then woke up again. Soon after mud bath, Shukuru and Kainuk dusted themselves in red soil and later scratched against a nearby tree. The orphans later returned back to the browsing field where they occupied themselves in kicking grass to uproot and later putting it in their mouths to feed.
In the evening, Suguta with her sixteen member team, in the company of Kamboyo, reported for water at the stockade. Later, Lualeni with her small group of Tomboi and Ololoo checked in for water. At the time of leaving, Kilaguni joined Lualeni as Suguta and her group headed east.
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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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