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12/8/2017 

The morning was good with Kenia and Ndii working hard to try prevent Panda and Ishaq-B from taking over the “mothering role” of Araba and Tahri. The two seemed to be in deep discussions which had to be stopped when it was time to head to the browsing grounds. They did not hold any ill will towards Panda and Ishaq-B who were able to enjoy some quiet time with the two babies.

The orphans visited the baobab water hole at noon for milk, water and a mud bath. Mudanda and Suswa remained in the water after the rest had left as they were engaged in a tough bathing competition. Arruba went to join them and showed off some of her mud-bathing skills as she rolled around in the water.

The rest of days browsing activities took place from the baobab water hole to the middle waterhole, then the orphans headed back to the safety of the stockades for the night under Mudanda and Rorogoi’s leadership.
 

Dabassa and Kivuko engage in morning games


Tuskless Kivuko plays with Dabassa


Wild elephant heard on Msinga Hill

12/5/2017 

The morning began with the usual milk and supplement feed after which the orphans engaged in socializing games around the stockade compound. While playing they were joined Sinya, Lempaute and Kivuko. While the three Ex Orphans waited to be given some diary cubes, the juniors headed to the browsing fields. The three enjoyed their supplements after which they enjoyed scratching sessions against various outcropping rocks around the stockade compound.

While the juniors browsed on the western side of the stockade, Mashariki was seen enjoying close browsing ties with Araba. Ndii became jealous and left Tahri, who she was feeding with, to come and get Araba to hand her over to Kenia, where she felt Araba belonged, before resuming her browsing activities with Tahri.
 

Ajali coming to get Tahri


Lempaute left to enjoy dairy cubes


Rorogoi leads everyone to browse uphill

12/4/2017 

It was a nice beginning to the day with Lempaute, Dabassa, Sinya, Kivuko and Layoni arriving at the stockades early in the morning, positioning themselves for supplement foods as they waited for the juniors to finish their milk bottle.

Once the supplement feeding was done Kenia, Ndii and Kihari led the juniors away from the stockades leaving the five Ex Orphans behind. Layoni enjoyed scratching his bottom against a rock boulder close to the stockade water trough. Kivuko engaged Dabassa in a test of strength pushing game. She stood on the top of the terrace to have the advantage over Dabassa.

Today Ndii was watching over Araba as the group was in the browsing fields. Lentili took the opportunity to spend some time with little Tarhi. At noon the orphans visited the baobab water hole where they had a lot of fun playing mud bathing games. Nelion utilized his long growing tusks to try and uproot a big rock close to the water hole, but the rock was too heavy and as such his attempts were unsuccessful.
 

Ndii taking Araba from Mashariki


Ishaq-B wall games


Nelion trying to uproot a rock

11/30/2017 

Layoni and Dabassa arrived at the stockades early this morning and after the supplement feeding was over they joined the stockade dependant orphan elephants in some games around the stockade compound. Layoni and Dabassa joined forces to challenge Panda in a wrestling match.

When it was time to head to the browsing fields Panda tried to catch up with Tahri to spend some time with her but was prevented from doing so but the two boys who wanted to engage her in strength testing and pushing games. Araba became a little jealous of the new comer and kept pushing her away. Mudanda and Ndii came to the rescue and kept Tahri close to them. Panda kept trying to get close to Tahri as well so that they could all browse together.

The orphan elephants visited the baobab water hole where Ndii left Araba to her own devices while she enjoyed a mud bath and scratching session with Tahri. The afternoons browsing activities took place at the baobab water hole before ending at the big water hole.
 

Panda embracing Tahri


Araba pushing Tahri


Naipoki following Thari


Ndii embracing Tahri

11/27/2017 

This morning Dabassa and Layoni missed seeing the orphans as they arrived at the stockades after the juniors had left for the field. The two later went to look for their younger friends but headed to the wrong waterhole thus not managing to meet up with them.

Ndii, Kenia and Ishaq-B were all enjoying close browsing ties with their darling Araba throughout the day. The orphans visited the baobab water hole at noon where they had a lot of fun playing mud bathing games before moving resuming their browsing activities.

In the evening, when the orphans returned to the safety of the stockades for the night, Embu, Rorogoi, Suswa, Arruba and Bada were brought into Tahri's big stockade so that they could socialize and get to know each other in preparation of her joining them in the fields. Arruba and Embu were quick to embrace their new friend while Suswa, Rorogoi and Bada showed little interest in her.
 

Lovely Ishaq-B


Araba being followed by Ndii


Suswa scratching


Tahri in the stocakde

 

 

 

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