The 22nd May 2009 saw the arrival of another little orphaned elephant into our Nairobi Nursery, this time a male of approximately 5 – 6 months of age, who had been found alone and wounded, having somehow survived an attack by a predator, possibly a lone hyaena, because had there been more than just one, he would certainly not have been able to survive a pack assault. He was flown to the Nairobi Nursery from the Kilaguni Lodge airfield in Tsavo West National Park, and has been named “Kilaguni” since the Chyulu Gate is not far from the Lodge.
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11 years old
22 May 2009
Tsavo Ecosystem, Tsavo West NP
Date of Birth (approximate)
11 December 2008
Age at Rescue
5 months old (approx)
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Kilaguni in the bush
Enkikwe and Kilaguni enjoying lucerne
Garzi and Kilaguni strength testing
Kilaguni playing with Orwa
Chaimu waiting for Kilaguni
Kilaguni and Zurura strength testing