The following is information on the Elephant Orphan named: UKAME (foster now)
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3/31/2017 - We has quite a surprise today when one of the big elephants was seen running all over the place, ears high and alert, stomping and flattening all the grass and bushes and trumpeting in real excitement. No one was really interested in joining her game as they were all crowded together in the same thicket enjoying some browse, and when she came close to the keepers they realized it was Ukame! It was a real surprise to find Ukame in this kind of mood as she is not usually this excitable. Perhaps every once in a while but she is never the one to initiate this kind of game, normally she is following someone else. Ambo was the first one to join her and assisted her in driving away the warthogs that had come close too close to the herd. Rapa and Wanjala quickly followed suit! This happy moment really reach its momentum when the professor of trumpeting, Esampu, joined the choir however. Her trumpeting is so loud. It was only those that had gone to see the little babies, Mbegu, Pare, Mteto, Sana Sana and Malkia who were left out of the game. All the rest enjoyed the trumpeting and game at length –with today’s architect being the unlikely Ukame! After all the noise and running around, Galla with his friend Wanjala joined engaged Ndotto in a wrestling game. The experienced Ndotto tackled both of them with all of his pushing knowledge, shoving one away and then the other. They took lots of time playing, before settling back to feed.
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The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust P.O. Box 15555 Nairobi Kenya