As most of you are aware, in May RobNation adopted a nursery baby orphan elephant from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. This was done in Rob's honor as a birthday gift to him.
We recently received a June update from the trust on our adopted elephant, Sonje, and would like to share that update with the RobNation.org community.
Sonje is doing quite well, and it seems that June was a good month for her. She spends much of her days with another female elephant named Muerera, who is currently recovering from a leg injury. For those who did not know, Sonje had a leg injury as well when the trust initially rescued her, and so according to the keeper's diary, she is more empathetic towards Muerera because she has gone through a similar experience herself.
The elephants receive regular coconut oilings, and Sonje doesn't appear to be a fan of these. The keeper's update indicated that our beautiful little pachyderm likes to try and escape when it's time for a coconut oiling. The nursery staff are good and always manage to wrangle her in, however.
We'll continue to post the updates on Sonje as we get them from the trust. We unfortunately can't post photos of her here due to copyright issues, but if you visit the trust's website and look through the photo galleries you will find pictures of Sonje there.