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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6/26/2015 - Buchuma and Tomboi were taking water at the stockade water trough early in the morning when the little juniors exited their night stockades. Narok has assigned herself the role of welcoming the seniors so she immediately went up to them. On arrival, Narok extended her trunk to sniff at Buchuma and Buchuma responded by rumbling in a low tone. After Narok identified Tomboi and Buchuma, she was satisfied and so she moved on content that the niceties had been taken care of. Narok met with Bongo and for a short time had a strength testing game that was disrupted by Kanjoro when he went between them separating things.
Before the orphans left the stockade compound, Mulika's and Yatta's groups arrived and Chyulu headed straight to check on her Lemoyian. Kainuk, who keeps watch over Lemoyian when Chyulu is away, resorted to following Chyulu and Lemoyian at a distance. Orwa loves challenging his seniors had so engaged in a strength testing exercise with Orok, then Meibai before going to Kanjoro, his age mate. This was after Orwa was unable to score any points when he challenged Orok and Meibai.
While out in the bush feeding Chyulu stayed close to her favorite Lemoyian for two hours, before parting ways finally giving Kainuk the freedom of staying close to Lemoyian.
At 9am Chaimu, Kilaguni and Ishanga showed up at the stockade and took water before disappearing the same way they had appeared. Ishanga appears to have no permanent group and is like a traveller who hops into a bus that is going in any direction, provided it has passengers travelling with it. She changes groups like one changes clothes.
At mudbath time, the sun was hot but only Narok, Laragai and Bongo the water boy enjoyed wallowing. After mudbathing, Bongo and Laragai had a nice game of rolling on the ground in a new version of soil dusting. Vuria and Kithaka spent some time in light strength testing games and Garzi tried to threaten Barsilinga by raising his ears but backed off when he found that Barsilinga could not be intimidated by mere threats.
In the afternoon, the temperatures were still high and led by Suguta, the orphans converged under a tree that had good shade. Later, the temperature dropped and the orphans resumed browsing. In the evening, Bongo and Vuria winded up the day's activities by engaging in a strength testing exercise that ended prematurely after Mutara who was feeding a few metres away, intervened and pushed the two boys away.
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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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