The following is
information on the Elephant Orphan
named: GARZI (foster
||Age on Arrival
||Reason for being
|| Sunday, January 15, 2012
||Tsavo East National Park
||18 months old
||Found abandoned along the North bank of the Athi River
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5/29/2016 - Mutara’s group joined the juniors soon after they exited their stockades. The sky was clear which was an indication of a hot day ahead. The two groups settled for lucerne and thereafter Kanjoro engaged Teleki in a morning strength testing exercise as Mutara played with Orwa. Bomani had a warm up pushing game with Garzi before going to play with Lemoyian. Kainuk had a light pushing game with Enkikwe as Vuria enjoyed playing with Bongo.
After the morning stockade activities Shukuru led the way to the browsing field where Barsilinga, Kanjoro and Bomani browsed together while Enkikwe settled to browse with Orwa. At eleven o'clock the orphans headed for the mud bath where they were joined by the Ex Orphans and ten wild bulls. One of the bulls 'Limpy', that had a snare removed from his right fore-foot nearly two weeks ago, was present and showed signs of great improvement. Olsekki, Siangiki and Enkikwe headed to the mud wallow soon after taking their milk. The three new babies have now become accustomed to the routine at Ithumba. After the mud bath Teleki engaged Ololoo in a pushing game in anticipation of learning new fighting skills.
Olsekki, Siangiki and Enkikwe left with the Ex Orphans but were spotted before disappearing out of view. The keepers started calling the three new babies who were at first hesitant to return but it was not long before they changed their mind and returned to the keepers under heavy escort offered by Sidai, Lenana and Chyulu.
Later in the afternoon the keepers realized that Laragai was missing and tracked her down only to find her baby sitting Wiva. Her name was called and Laragai came running leaving Wiva with her usual nannies. In the evening, the temperatures were still high and the orphans passed by the mud bath for an evening cooling off. This was good for Olsekki, Siangiki and Enkikwe who appear to have been enjoying every moment of the mudbath, having come from Nairobi where the weather is totally different to that of Ithumba.
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|Garzi is given milk|
photo taken on 7/24/2013
|garzi inthe plane
photo taken on 7/24/2013
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