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The sky was clear in the morning as the orphans left the stockade. Chaimu, Kilaguni, Naisula and Mutara’s group spent the night just outside the stockade, and joined the orphans for a walk in the bush. It was a quiet morning as everyone concentrated on browsing. Later in the day, Dupotto, Kamok and Kauro took a break from feeding to participate in a soil dusting exercise. At eleven o'clock in the morning, the ex-orphans escorted the juniors to the mud bath and later went back with them to the bush. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse in the lower Kalovoto area. Mutara and her group excused themselves and left, hopefully to look for Siangiki, Olsekki, Orwa, Narok and Bomani who we have not seen for five days now.  

Naisula, Chaimu and Kilaguni

Naisula browsing with Naseku

Kauro soil dusting


It was a nice beginning to the day with the orphan elephants coming out of their stables in high spirits looking forward to a beautiful day spent browsing and playing. Ndii and Naipoki took charge of the orphan herd today leading them to the browsing grounds once the milk and supplement feeding was over. Ndii was seen browsing with Araba leaving Tahri with Kenia. This arrangement was temporary as the two later swapped with each one taking their favourite adopted baby for the rest of the days browsing activities.

As the day progressed it became warmer and the orphans sought shelter from the sun under the trees. Rorogoi decided to not join the rest choosing instead to explore the bush and enjoy a solo browsing session. She managed to scare a wild elephant bull walking on his own when she came sauntering out of a nearby bush. Rorogoi also got a fright upon seeing the wild bull and quickly ran to rejoin the rest of the orphan herd. The orphans spent the rest of the day browsing in single file.

Rorogoi finds a quiet browsing spot

Wild elephant spooked by Rorogoi's presence

Rorogoi also runs off scared by the wild elephant


In the morning just after the orphans had arrived in the forest the weather changed, and it started raining. The cold weather is so enjoyed by Maxwell but this morning Mbegu and her herd also enjoyed it. Sana Sana started digging at the ground with her short tusks to make some soft piles of soil. Then she started rolling around it and Musiara decided to join her. Mbegu seemed to feel that is was her duty to play with Musiara and she came over to push Sana Sana away so she could take her place. Being the leader of the group everyone will obey her decision! As soon as Mbegu started rolling on the soil Musiara started climbing on her back. Sattao and Mundusi came to join in but Mundusi’s game did not last long as Mbegu stood up and pushed her away – this game was only for the babies! Soon it was like all the babies were rolling and sliding down Mbegu’s back as she was acting like a true mother and trying to accommodate and play with all the babies. As the rain went on they all enjoyed rolling and playing in the mud having a lot of fun. They only finished their game when it was time for their 9am milk bottle!  

Sana Sana with Ndiwa

Sana Sana in a playful mood

Sweet little Sattao


Alamaya keeps pulling his name sign from the side of his stockade. The keepers came over in the morning to see what Alamaya was doing and found he had already pulled his name sign down and it was on the floor. He was kicking it around like a little soccer ball and had damaged it all to pieces. When all the orphans were having their bottles, Lima Lima and Quanza became very naughty and both grabbed the milk teats after finishing their milk and forced the keeper to go into their room to collect them. When the keeper went inside Quanza and Lima Lima knew that they had done something wrong and tried to run away!

Ziwa behaved so well today while all the elephants were being sprayed to keep the insects away. He just stood very still, as well as Mwashoti, just allowing the keepers to take their time doing what they needed to do. Zongoloni and Jasiri were not so well behaved and kept running all over the place to avoid the spray.

Lima Lima plays with Alamaya

Ngasha munching on a stick

Jasiri feeding on fresh leaves


Kilaguni, Chaimu and Naisula teamed up with Mutara’s group to provide company, security and advise to the juniors following the killing of one of their own by lions. The lions are estimated to be about five in number and are very big. Naisula, who belongs to Olare’s group, came to represent her group who have not shown up since the beginning of the rain season. Olsekki and Siangiki are still missing, but we are sure they are with Narok’s group since they love to be with them. The herd briefly settled for lucerne; Maramoja threw some on her head and then started walking towards the bush. The rest of the herd trailed behind her as Tusuja and Pare had a private conversation.

At the browsing field, Roi, Naseku and Maramoja teamed up together and they enjoyed the green pasture brought about as a result of the good rains. Later, Naseku moved to join Naisula and briefly had a chat that didn't last for long. At eleven o'clock in the morning, the ex-orphans escorted the juniors to the mud bath and after returned together back to the browsing field. Kanjoro and Kilaguni held a strength testing exercise that ended when Kanjoro decided to surrender. In the evening it started raining lightly and this activated the orphans playing mood. The orphans and ex-orphans enjoyed rolling on the wet soil and smeared themselves with red mud. At five o'clock in the evening, the ex-orphans escorted the juniors back to the stockade.

Tusuja speaks to Pare

Maramoja, Naseku and Roi feeding

Chaimu and Naisula

Chaimu, Suguta and Kanjoro




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