7/31/2014 - The elephants were in such an excited mood this morning, it seemed like everyone was either play fighting or chasing someone around a bush. Kithaka and Lemoyian were play fighting together as Barsilinga and Ngasha took on Tundani whilst Nelion was being chased around a tree by Oltaiyoni. The games continued for quite some time until the five little babies arrived, but they too quickly joined in all the fun. It was so beautiful to see such happy elephants as the sun rose over the plains of Nairobi National Park.
Later on in the afternoon we received a phone call from Malindi that the community had found a lone male baby elephant with no sign of its mother or herd in the area. A rescue team from the nursery immediately left for Malindi.
On arrival the elephant calf was waiting at the airstrip; thin but walking and had no obvious wounds. The reason for his separation from his family was not established however, by the look of him, it seemed as though he had been on his own for quite some time. After the elephant was loaded in the plane the team were on their way back to the orphanage and arrived at around 8pm. The young baby settled in quickly, even taking a little bit of milk. Oltaiyoni was in the room next door and as a "matriarch in the making" she really settled the little baby down. The baby, named Arabuko, then fell asleep close to the bars separating her from Oltaiyoni. Soon after, Oltaiyoni did the same and the two slept comfortably alongside one another.
|Kithaka and Zoom|
photo taken on 12/7/2011
|Out in the forest with the others|
photo taken on 12/3/2011
ORPHAN PROFILE FOR: KITHAKA (foster now)
This tiny newborn male calf was orphaned during the morning of 20th November, 2011, apparently left by his mother when she and her herd were chased out of an area of human settlement near the Ruiri outpost in the lower Imenti Forest. The calf wandered into an adjacent village searching for company from whence KWS Rangers rescued him. Due to the terrain and dense forest conditions reuniting him with his herd would prove impossible, so we were contacted by the Senior Warden Mount Kenya with the news of a rescue. The calf was transported to the Lewa airfield so that he could be airlifted from there to the Nairobi Nursery, arriving in torrential rain, well after dark.
When he told his Twihards to “Shut up!”:
Because he’s Edward Cullen, Robert can pretty much do anything and still make his admirers fall in love with him. Case in point: when he told them to ‘shut up’, they just screamed even louder.
When he sang drunken karaoke with Katy Perry:
Now this is a party we’d like to get in on! Shot in 2008, Mr. Pattinson and Katy Perry joined together to sing the Boyz II men classic “I’ll Make Love To You” at a birthday party. The results are priceless, because they were both obviously very, very inebriated. At least they’re fun when they’re drunk!
When he did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:
No one thought Rob would take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge because he has no Twitter, Facebook or Instagram accounts that we know of. But doing the world a good service, he enlisted his friend Zac Efron to upload the video of him doing it on his YouTube account. (Thank God for friends, right?)
When he was a swimsuit model:
When he sings:
When he found out there was an app created to track his whereabouts:
Rob was both amused and terrified when Ellen DeGeneres told him that there was an app called “Where’s Rob” that tries to locate him wherever he goes. “I can smell a court case brewing,” he says while laughing.
When he talked about his childhood dream of becoming a rapper:
Rob had childhood aspirations to be a rapper. And like anyone who wishes to make it big as a famous emcee, he even had his own alter ego. Calling himself ‘Big Tub’, he explained that it was because he was paranoid about his weight.
When he talked about how much he loves Taylor Lautner’s ASSets:
When he and his co-star Taylor Lautner were asked about why the Twilight franchise appeals to fans, Rob decided to opt out on giving a boring answer and cut to the chase. He complimented Taylor on how great his butt looks, understanding EXACTLY why every Twihard watches the movies.
When he did this rapid fire interview:
We learn a lot about RPattz in this interview.
And any time he made fun of Twilight:
While playing Edward Cullen has undoubtedly made him millions of dollars, Mr. Pattinson himself seems flabbergasted by the success of the Twilight franchise. Through his self-deprecating humor, he is absolutely hilarious when he makes fun of his vampire heartthrob status. Charming, funny and totally awkward, this is why we love him.
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Queen of the Desert
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