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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9/28/2016 - This morning when the orphans were eating their lucerne, one wild bull came in and started interacting with them. He pointed his trunk at Garzi as they communicated. Then three more wild bulls came running in for some water; they drank water and left. The friendly wild bull later started walking away and came across some buffaloes who were coming for water. The bull sized up to them and three of them got scared and ran away. The other one was very strong but the bull was stronger and chased him away. The orphans later walked out into the bush.
In the stockade Yatta’s group with Galana and her baby Gawa came in with some wild elephants. Mulika and Wendi with their babies Mwende and Wiva were among them. Wiva started playing and scratching on the rock while Yetu and Gawa were busy breastfeeding. Half Trunk was also among them.
During the mudbath, the orphans came in after their milk and some like Narok, Vuria, Bongo, Laragai, Olsekki, Boromoko, Sokotei, Sirimon and Siangiki played in the mudhole nicely. Later Yatta’s group came in and started playing in the mud bath too, and the orphans ran away to make way for them. Galana with her baby Gawa came in for a few minutes but young Wiva stayed in for a long time. Ithumba the Ex Orphan started scratching gently on the visitor’s seat. One wild bull started scratching his neck using a big stick. The wild bulls played in the waterhole for a long time and later left for the bush.
It was very hot again today and the orphans were resting under the trees for shade. They browsed for a short time and started walking back home in the evening for their milk. We had also a small group of wild female elephants with their babies who came straight to the water trough this evening to drink water, after which they left.
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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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