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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9/27/2016 - When the orphans came out of their stockades this morning they found Kilaguni, Ishanga and Chaimu waiting for them to feast on lucerne with them. We had also a group of wild bulls who were busy drinking water. After sunrise, the orphans fed happily and were very active with Shukuru. Later the orphans walked to the bush for browsing. Boromoko started scratching on a tree while Bongo tried to uproot some roots due to it still being a prevalent dry season. Orwa was later trying to climb on Kithaka for fun. Boromoko later led the way to mudbath for their milk.
At mudbath the first group of Boromoko, Sokotei and Sirimon walked straight to the mudbath after their milk and started playing in it. The second group including Narok joined them and later all the rest followed; it was very hot today! Boromoko, Narok and Barsilinga rolled on the ground and had fun in different styles. Sokotei started pushing Bomani away as they play-fought. Bomani won the game and started climbing on Sokotei. Orwa started climbing on Narok while Narok was enjoying the game of rolling on the ground. They later all walked to the water trough to drink and then headed back to the bush with the keepers, leaving the wild bulls behind still drinking water.
It was a very hot afternoon and the orphans went to settle under a tree for shade. Later on they started browsing with Garzi scooping and tossing some soil in the air, while Bongo and Teleki seemed to be having a conservation between themselves, rumbling in a low tone. Later on, all the orphans walked back to the stockades for their evening milk.
In the stockade we had a big group of Ex Orphans including Mulika, Yatta, Wendi and Galana with their babies and some wild bulls. They stayed for some time under the acacia tree before walking back to the bush in the late evening.
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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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