This Young elephant had slipped into this well 36 hours before and it was just luck that somebody passed by and saw him.. If we had not been on the end of a radio he would have baked in the hot sun inside this horror hole..
With in 5 minutes of hearing about it on the radio, our team were off with ropes, and tools to get him out.. 3 hours later they arrive at the scene, on the lower Milgis.. It took two hours of digging and putting branches and leaves into the hole before he was able to get out.. luckily the main herd were still around and he headed off into to the darkness.. Not with out a little trumpet and a chase of his rescuers!! He was seen the next day united with his herd and happy..
As a follow up to yesterdays blog.. (And by the way!! even with my smart wind proof new office on the roof, with a 360 degrees view, I managed to publish my last blog about the JANC art auction before it was mean’t to go!!.. so any one who subscribes to it and found it unfinished please look it up on the blog site to get the full article..) ANYWAY as I was saying!.. I would also like to THANK all the other people who have donated/are donating large and small to our various projects that are underway.. These projects are in the end, what will be important in 10 years time, because the people who benefit from them are the ones that will be taking over the Milgis work.. These include… The Nursery and primary schools that Milgis supports, secondary school sponsor ship of the ones that can’t make it financially, the tractor team making pan dams, health and those who need further treatment and need our help, and Family planning, We thank you so much and please don’t stop just because we have secured the funds for the core operations.. Core ops literally means the scouts, informers, their equipment, uniforms and radios, radio operators, drivers/mechanic and the managers wages, admin for the trust, fuel and maintenance for the vehicles..
We look after creatures great and small!
We really want to thank all of you.. THE GENEROSITY IS ASTOUNDING..
THE SYMINGTONS for the full support of the dam team..
The HALLER FOUNDATION for the family planning support,
TOTO TRUST for a huge amount of support to the schools and teachers wages,
WANA DUMA for their much appreciate funds for people with serious health problems and can’t cope.. and support to schools
HEATHER and RICHARD GIBSON for raising the funds for the ongoing water project at Mpagas, proceedings have been delayed, but we will get there! ( the Drilling Rig has broken down)
LIS WOODS and the KIJANI KENYA TRUST for supporting secondary education.
NIGEL GOODMAN for support towards the dam unit to dig a pan dam at Mpagas for the over flow.. (delayed also because of the rig, and yes it was the turbo charger that blew)
To ISABEL WILCOX for supporting the health programme, and MARTIN EYEARS for his very kind donation..
To the mostly Norwegians who are supporting the children in secondary school, and so many generous people giving up their birthday presents to support the projects KRISTINE FUROLMEN FOR 1!
All those people who just press the donate button for the Milgis.. YOUR DONATIONS ARE INVALUABLE..The list is sooooo long and we really really appreciate it!! ALISON WISE, PIRJO ITKONEN, CLEMENTINE THORE, FRANZI KRUMMEL, CLAUDIA BERGER, KATE FLYNN, BEVERLY ORTHWEIN, and to the CONSERVATION ANGELS for putting us on their website! .. And a huge THANK YOU TO CATMAN who has been such a brick.. I’m sure I’ve missed some people, but thank you so much..
That young 2 year old Elephant would be long gone, with a slow death if we weren’t there and with out your support we wouldn’t be there!!
In the mean time I thought I would share with you, somebody who just loves the night camera!! THESE PORCUPINES ARE TOTALLY FASINATED BY THE CAMERA!
And this is the 3rd time they’ve mated in front of the camera!!