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Voi Unit  June  2018  Lentili was thrilled to play pushing games with Tahri while Ndii was busy feeding on copra cake.  
 
Kenia, Ndii and Araba, did not seem to be at all bothered by the baboons that were around them this morning while Ngilai, Lasayen and Ndotto were not happy at all to have them around and called to Tundani to help them chase them away. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  June  2018  Tahri engaged Araba but Ndii came over and broke up their game by taking Tahri away for a browsing session. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  June  2018  Tahri, who had spent the night separate to Kenia’s herd and had missed the older orphans, went running to the upper stockades to greet them and was received with joyful trumpets by Kenia, Araba, Ndii, Ishaq-B and Kihari with Nguvu and Araba happily having her join them for the morning milk bottles. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  June  2018  It was a cold Friday morning as the junior orphan elephants together with Tahri and Araba made their way out of the stockade for their morning milk bottle. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  June  2018  Ndii was busy with the new arrivals and was not paying much attention to Tahri who engaged Araba in a pushing game in an effort to get some attention from the older females. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  June  2018  A few minutes later they were followed by Nguvu and Araba who came running up for their morning milk bottles. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  June  2018  Arruba enjoyed browsing with Godoma, while Embu settled down with Ndotto. 
 
Later in the day Araba, who usually avoids strength testing games, was seen engaging Rorogoi in a pushing match. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  May  2018  Kenia enjoyed mud bathing games with Araba who continues to be Kenia’s favourite “baby” and has been reluctant to abandon Araba for any of the new arrivals which makes Araba very happy. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  May  2018   
 
Today was quite a bit of tit for tat taking place as Nguvu pushed Araba away from a scratching tree and was soon ousted in the same way by Mashariki who had seen what Nguvu had done and water to give Nguvu at taste of the same medicine. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  May  2018   
 
In the afternoon Mbegu, Ngilai, Ndotto, Lasayen, Murit, Godoma, Tahri and Araba were the first to arrive for their milk bottle followed close by the senior members of the herd. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  May  2018  Ndii warmed up to Araba while Kenia spent some time with Tahri. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  May  2018  At the water hole Araba and Suswa took the central position and had a lovely time wallowing and swimming in the water. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  May  2018  Bada introduced a game of scratching against a rock in the stockade compound but none of the others came to join him as they were already making their way to the browsing grounds. 
 
The orphans browsed their way half way up the northern side of Msinga Hill, with Ndii and Kenia browsing with their adopted babies Tahri and Araba(read more...)
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Voi Unit  April  2018  Ndii was seen browsing with Araba leaving Tahri with Kenia. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  April  2018  Dabassa stopped what he was doing and approached Kenia who ran away taking Tahri and Araba with her, signaling that it was time for the juniors to head to the browsing fields. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  April  2018  Dabassa came to join the orphans and was noticed immediately by Nelion who had already finished eating. For some reason the rest of the juniors seemed nervous to see their older friend, with Ndii, Kihari and Kenia charging around keeping their adopted babies Tahri and Araba close to them. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  April  2018  Kenia introduced Araba and Arruba to some clean water from a cave at the base of a rock and the two enjoyed a refreshing drink of water. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  April  2018  After four hours of serious browsing Lentili began a rolling game hoping to entice Mudanda and Araba, who were busy browsing behind her, to come and join her. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  April  2018   
 
The orphan herd enjoyed their mud bath very much today, with Araba and Tahri enjoying a scratching session against the same tree. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  April  2018   
 
Ndii, Kenia and Araba went up to a tree that has a hole in it and usually collects rain water, and were quick to dip their trunks into the hole to taste the water that they found there. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  March  2018   
 
The orphans had a lot of fun playing mud bathing games, with Bada competing with Araba for the bathing trophy. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  March  2018   
 
At the noon mud bath, Ndii sat on the opposite side of the mud bath from Ndoria. Kenia and Araba stood by and cheered on them on. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  March  2018  Ndii engaged Araba in some fun and games in an erosion trench. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  March  2018  Arruba enjoyed a scratching session against a rock where she was joined by Nelion. Kenia and Araba were seen embracing one another today with Araba hiding her face under Kenia’s ears which Kenia seemed to enjoy as she stood with her eyes closed savoring the affection she was getting from her adopted baby. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  March  2018   
 
In the afternoon Kihari lay down in a small water pool that was full of rain water to enjoy a wallow. Araba tried to join her but was unable to do so as the waterhole was not big enough to accommodate them both. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  March  2018  Kenia and Ndii were happy to be with the two older boys as they know that they had no interest whatsoever in interfering with the leadership role of their herd or taking their adopted babies Tahri and Araba(read more...) view
Voi Unit  March  2018  Other than the usual attachments of Ndii, Tahri, Kenia and Araba there were no other browsing attachments today as the orphans spread out, grabbing as much vegetation as they could find to fill their bellies. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  March  2018  Ndii was seen in close browsing ties with her lovely adopted baby Tahri while Kenia stuck with her beloved Araba(read more...) view
Voi Unit  March  2018  She stood there with her front legs in the water. Araba had a wonderful time bathing with Ishaq-B until Kenia came and got her for some soil dusting games. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  February  2018  Ishaq-B stood close to them before taking Tahri for a soil dusting game. Kenia and Araba soon joined them at the red earth piles after which the entire group left to return to the browsing fields for the afternoons browsing session. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  February  2018  Ndii was spotted browsing with both Tahri and Araba with Kenia following them closely. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  February  2018  Ndii enjoyed an amazing time in the mud with both Tahri and Araba(read more...) view
Voi Unit  February  2018  Mbirikani seems to have developed a love for Araba, wanting to take her for a private browsing session but was met with resistance from Ishaq-B, Naipoki and Ndii who did all they could to prevent Mbirikani from interacting with Araba(read more...) view
Voi Unit  February  2018  Araba fell in love with Mbirikani’s dusting games today, abandoning Kenia to join Mbirikani for a fun-filled dust bath. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  February  2018  When Kenia saw Ndii engaging Araba for some company she became a little jealous and came up to the two, standing right behind them. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  February  2018  She then moved to the edge of the mud bath plowing the soil with her tusk. Rorogoi and Araba went close to Ndii before they all joined the rest of the herd who spent the afternoon browsing close to the water hole. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  January  2018  Kihari and Kenia brought up the rear of the group, making sure that all the orphan elephants were happy and safe and keeping an eye on Araba who was lagging behind, wanting attention from the two older girls. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  January  2018  Araba went and rubbed her bottom on a rock close to the stockade water trough, forcing Kenia to wait until she was through and had rejoined the rest of the group so that they could head to the park. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  January  2018   
 
The orphan herd settled to browse in single file with Kenia focusing on her adopted baby Araba while Ndii spent the whole day browsing side by side with. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  January  2018  Kenia stuck close to Araba to ensure that no one tried to take her baby away from her. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  January  2018  He game attracted the attention of Araba and Rorogoi who came to watch her. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  January  2018  Araba who was watching their games also moved away and joined the rest of the group who were browsing around the waterhole. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  January  2018  Once in the field they spread out to feed, grabbing as much browse as they could. Kenia stuck with her adopted baby Araba, while Ndii was bumper to bumper with her chosen darling Tahri. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  January  2018  They played until Kenia and Ndii decided to lead the group out followed first by Araba and Tahri with the rest of the orphans falling in line. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  January  2018  Kenia and Ndii were a bit worried that he would try and get close to their adopted babies Araba and Tahri but the wild bull was only interested in interacting with the older females. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  January  2018  The orphans browsed in single file with Ishaq-B, Panda and Ndii staying close to Tahri while Kenia and Araba kept company with one another. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  January  2018  The orphans made their way slowly to the baobab waterhole in the afternoon where they engaged in a mud bathing competition with Tundani sitting in the centre of the mudbath where he shone before being followed by Embu who wanted to challenge him in a strength testing game; Tundani was not ready for it! 
 
Kenia and her adopted baby Araba tried to introduce the others to a game of lying and rolling around in the red earth piles but were not successful in attracting any of the other orphans to join them. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  December  2017  Bada went to stand behind Embu so as to be out of her firing range while Araba anchored her head against Kenia and had a scratching session before the group resumed their browsing activities for the rest of the day. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  December  2017   
 
Ndii stuck close to her adopted baby Tahri and Kenia was bumper to bumper with Araba(read more...)
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Voi Unit  December  2017  Ndii was right behind with her adopted darling Tahri as Kenia stuck with her loved one Araba(read more...) view
Voi Unit  December  2017  The two greeted her warmly, embracing her and showing her the respect she deserves as the matriarchal mother she has become. 
 
Ishaq-B and Kihari led the group towards the browsing grounds shortly after Lesanju’s arrival with Kenia and Ndii making sure that their adopted babies, Araba and Tahri, did not leave their side. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  December  2017  After the feast Araba snuggled up to Kenia while Tahri went straight to Ndii. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  December  2017  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. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  December  2017   
 
While the juniors browsed on the western side of the stockade, Mashariki was seen enjoying close browsing ties with Araba(read more...)
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Voi Unit  December  2017  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. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  November  2017  Araba became a little jealous of the new comer and kept pushing her away. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  November  2017   
 
Ndii, Kenia and Ishaq-B were all enjoying close browsing ties with their darling Araba throughout the day. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  November  2017  At the dairy cubes feeding area, Embu had some very close feeding contact with Dabassa, while the rest of the juniors kept a respectful distance from the two Ex Orphans.  
 
While out in the browsing fields Ndii picked up a dry stick and put it in her mouth using it to prod Panda and Nguvu to get them to move away from her loved one Araba(read more...)
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Voi Unit  November  2017   
 
The weather was fairly cold today, with Ndii and Araba, being the only ones to really enjoy the mud bath while Kenia stood by watching them, preferring to be a spectator than a wallower as the water was cold. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  November  2017   
 
After an afternoon milk bottle, Araba went and lay on Ndii's stomach during the mud bathing games while Kenia watched them. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  October  2017  Ndii plunged into the water trough and ran from one side to the other, kicking up the water with her feet. The other orphans surrounded her watching her games. When they saw that she was in no hurry to get out, some of them spread out for scratching games against the big baobab tree and soil dusting area, leaving Kenia, Araba, Rorogoi and Ishaq-B watching Ndii who sprayed them all with, now muddy, water. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  October  2017   
Out in the browsing fields, at the foot of Msinga Hill, Kenia, Ndii and Ishaq-B found themselves all trying to get Araba’s attention. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  October  2017  Lempaute went to greet Araba who thought that Lempaute wanted to steal his milk and he started screaming loudly in protest which brought Ndii, Kihari, Naipoki and Ishaq-B charging up to see what the problem was. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  September  2017  Ishaq-B and Bada kept a tight guard on Araba, helping Kenia in the task of denying Lempaute and Kivuko access to their adopted baby. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  September  2017  The two were trying very hard to impress Araba in an effort to gain her love and be the one that would escort her for the day, something that they both wanted to do. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  September  2017  Lempaute and Kivuko arrived at the stockade compound and joined the juniors as they made their way to the browsing grounds. Kenia, Ndii, Naipoki and Kihari were not thrilled about having the two ex orphans with them and made sure to stay close to Araba and Pasaka, denying the two older elephants access to them. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  September  2017   
 
Kenia and Ndii were stuck close to Araba, but Layoni had no interest in taking her from them. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  September  2017  She then rolled in the shallow water hole while attempting to woo Araba from Kenia but was unsuccessful in her attempts. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  August  2017  As the day progressed it became very hot and Araba sought refuge from the scorching sun by hiding behind Kenia’s ear. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  August  2017  Kenia kept close browsing ties with her adopted baby Araba, while Pasaka constantly followed Ajali. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  August  2017  Kenia and Suswa enjoyed scratching against some big tree trunks of which there were many to choose from. Araba and Ishaq-B enjoyed rubbing their bottoms against the natural rocks around the trough while Ndoria admired Bada’s swimming games. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  August  2017   
 
Later in the day Mashariki succeeded in stealing Araba away from Kenia and enjoyed a soil dusting spree. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  August  2017  The morning was good with Araba browsing in Ndii’s company for the morning while Pasaka followed Kenia around to browse with her. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  August  2017  Kenia stuck with her adopted baby Araba as Ajali was bumper to bumper with Pasaka for the day’s browsing activities. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  July  2017  While up there she noticed that Ndii was taking advantage of her absence to get close to Araba and she quickly came down to claim her baby. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  July  2017   
 
Soon after arriving at the browsing grounds, Kenia and Ndii stayed close to Araba in an effort to get warm as it was a cold morning. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  July  2017  Panda gave her some browsing company while Kenia, Ndii and Ishaq-B concentrated on their adopted baby Araba(read more...) view
Voi Unit  July  2017  Kihari was able to hold her lead position all the way to the browsing fields. In the browsing grounds today Araba became the center of attention with Kenia, Ndii and Ishaq-B all wanting to embrace him and have him by their side with Ndii winning the privilege of spending the morning browsing with Araba(read more...) view
Voi Unit  July  2017  Pasaka joined her and Araba for a browsing session on the northern side of the stockade browsing grounds. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  June  2017  Lempaute had a soft spot for Araba taking her for a browsing session while Kenia stood by helplessly as her baby joined Lempaute. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  June  2017  Later on Ndii took little Araba for a wonderful dusting game in an erosion trench with Pasaka coming over to watch their game. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  June  2017  Kenia was busy scratching which gave Mashariki the opportunity to take Araba for a soil dusting game. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  June  2017  Ajali must have felt honored and happy when Kenia allowed him to spend some time browsing with Araba(read more...) view
Voi Unit  June  2017  After the milk feed was over Kenia introduced her adopted baby Araba to the school children and had some fun with them. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  June  2017  Kenia and Araba browsed close together which made Ndii quite jealous. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  June  2017   
 
Ndii managed to sneak away with Araba and hide from Kenia in a green bush on the top of Msinga Hill among some rock boulders all of which provided a perfect hiding spot. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  June  2017   
 
When out in the browsing fields Ishaq-B took Araba for a quiet browsing session. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  June  2017  When out in the browsing fields Kenia noticed that Ndii was paying a lot of attention to Araba and before Ndii could take Araba from her she sneaked away with her baby followed at a short distance by Rorogoi. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  May  2017  Kenia and Ndii quickly took charge and together with their baby Araba the two led the group out to the browsing grounds. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  May  2017  Later in the afternoon, Araba followed Nelion to a private browsing area away from the rest of the orphan elephants. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  May  2017  Ndii pushed herself between Kenia and Araba in an effort to try and steal Araba away from Kenia who was having none of it and managed to keep Araba by her side. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  May  2017  In the afternoon Kenia went up the eastern side of Msinga Hill together with some of the other orphans. Araba saw that the path that Kenia was taking was rather slippery and decided to stay at the base with Panda, Naipoki and Ishaq-B. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  May  2017  raba became jealous of Pasaka who was getting quite a lot of attention from the other orphans. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  May  2017  Today Voi received 4mm of rain which though lovely, is nowhere near enough.  
 
At the noon mudbath Ndii, Araba and Kihari all shone as they enjoyed rolling games in the water. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  May  2017  Ndii got the opportunity to enjoy browsing with Araba for a short while before Kenia took her back under her care. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  May  2017   
 
Lempaute then tried to get close to Araba while Ndii protested loudly, holding Araba tightly with her trunk. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  May  2017   
 
While in the browsing fields Ishaq-B tried to woo Araba away from Kenia but was not successful in her attempts and soon gave up as she saw that all her efforts were futile. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  April  2017  Their running precipitated the orphan herds return to the stockades for the night. Kenia and Araba stopped for a scratching session against a tree trunk before catching up with the rest of the group. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  April  2017  Ishaq-B took charge of the group leading them to the feeding area. Kenia kept close browsing ties with her adopted baby Araba(read more...) view
Voi Unit  April  2017  After four hours of peaceful browsing, Kenia saw Ndii wanting to take Araba away from her. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  April  2017   
 
The orphans scattered around the browsing grounds with Kenia sticking with her loved adopted baby Araba(read more...)
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Voi Unit  April  2017  Kenia had a wonderful scratch of her belly against a fallen tree trunk. Araba closely watched them all before having a scratch himself after which he rejoined the group that was browsing nearby for the rest of the day. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  April  2017  Araba enjoyed snuggling up to Kenia for warmth when feeding while Mudanda, Bada and Ishaq-B opted for a rock scratching game. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  April  2017   
 
It was evident today that Nguvu has formed a connection with Araba and has a soft spot for her. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  March  2017  They had a peaceful morning browsing with Kenia keeping a close eye on Araba while maintaining her distance from Nguvu and Ajali who she feels may try to steal her baby. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  March  2017  Nguvu went to play with little Araba in the water with Kenia coming in at high speed, chasing him out of the water, keeping her adopted baby Araba by her side. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  March  2017  Kenia kept guard over her adopted baby Araba as she bathed. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  March  2017   
 
As they continued browsing, Layoni moved to join Kenia and Araba who were browsing together. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  March  2017  Kenia was caught busy watching Kivuko with Embu and did not see Nguvu snatch Araba from her too. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  March  2017  There were some brief games at the stockade compound before Nguvu and Naipoki took the lead to the browsing grounds. The orphans browsed in single file throughout the day with both Kenia and Ndii enjoying some close browsing ties with little Araba(read more...) view
Voi Unit  March  2017  Kenia stuck with her adopted baby Araba on noticing that Suswa and Arruba had teamed up in a huge campaign to snatch the little one from her. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  March  2017  On seeing the bathing activity was rather vigorous, Kenia chose to stand guard over Araba who was lying down at the edge of the water. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  February  2017  Kenia soon separated her loved and adopted baby Araba from the rest of the herd as she noticed that Ndii had a vested interest in snatching Araba away from Kenia. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  February  2017  Ishaq-B took charge of leading the group to the browsing grounds. Kenia kept close browsing ties with her adopted baby Araba(read more...) view
Voi Unit  February  2017  Here they settled in a single file browsing peacefully with Kenia keeping an eye on her adopted baby Araba’s movements. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  February  2017  Kenia and Ndii took charge of the leadership roles today with Kenia staying in close contact with her adopted baby Araba throughout the day. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  February  2017   
 
Kenia browsed bumper to bumper with her adopted baby Araba as Ndii was seen to be very interested in the youngster today. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  January  2017  While in the browsing fields Kenia went between Ndii and Araba in a bid to block Ndii from interacting with ‘her baby’. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  January  2017  Kenia made sure to keep Araba by her side. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  January  2017  Nguvu, Araba, Rorogoi, Mudanda and Embu were the first to come out of the stockade followed by Mashariki and the rest. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  January  2017   
 
After browsing peacefully for more than three hours, Ndii managed to steal little Araba for some private browsing time. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  January  2017  Kenia settled to browse with her adopted baby Araba making sure that Ndii who was heading their way would not take Araba from her. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  January  2017  Twenty minutes after they had left the Ex Orphans arrived at the stockades. It seems that Kenia had an inkling that they would be coming and wanted to be gone before they arrived so as to ensure that no one tried to steal Araba away from her. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  January  2017  Kenia and Ndii thought she wanted to take their baby Araba and charged past her to have their milk bottle before leaving the stockade in a hurry so as to prevent Mweya from interacting with Araba or any of the other babies. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  January  2017   
 
In the evening Ishaq-B enjoyed a dusting game in an erosion trench and it was not long before Mudanda joined her. Araba was busy watching and cheering them on and trumpeted loudly in excitement. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  December  2016  Emma then engaged Kenia in some pushing games which made Araba a little jealous and she gave her a side bump. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  December  2016  The orphans browsed in a single file visiting the water hole that afternoon. Rorogoi and Araba had a wonderful mud bathing competition with Rorogoi giving it her all, sliding in and out of the water like an expert. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  December  2016   
 
Kenia stayed close to Araba leaving the juniors to make Nguvu feel comfortable and welcome. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  December  2016  Kenia today was determined to reach the peak of the hill but was the only one to do so. Her adopted baby Araba gave up the journey half way up the hill and remained there together with the rest of the orphan group. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  November  2016  Kenia, Araba, Ishaq-b, Ndii and Rorogoi, browsed halfway up the hill, arriving for their noon milk bottle before anyone else and downing it before the others arrival. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  November  2016  They all made their way to the browsing grounds with Kenia taking the necessary precautions to keep her adopted baby Araba away from the Lesanju and the other Ex Orphans. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  November  2016  Kenia gave her adopted baby Araba a gentle head thrust to notify her that it was time to be heading to the water hole at 10. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  November  2016  Kenia and Araba came to watch Ndii who was the star of the mudbath games. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  November  2016  hey went up Msinga Hill where they comfortably browsed for the better half of the day. 
Kenia, Araba, Ndii, and Lentili moved down the hill and settled at the base of the hill waiting for the time that they could go to the water hole. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  November  2016  Kihari, Kenia, Araba, Ndii, Mbirikani and Panda managed to separate themselves from the rest of the group making Lesanju keep everyone browsing at the base of the hill. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  November  2016  Araba, Mashariki, Suswa and Arruba have a soft spot for Alia and would have liked to stay with her at the stockades but they had to go out and browse in the fields with the rest of the group. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  November  2016  Naipoki and Kihari took the lead towards the browsing grounds with Kenia keen on blocking her baby Araba from interacting with Lesanju. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  October  2016   
 
The rest of the days browsing activities went well with Kenia guarding her adopted baby Araba as Ndii made some attempts to snatch her away from Kenia for some browsing company. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  October  2016  enia and Naipoki made sure to keep an eye on Araba so that the two Ex Orphans would not try and take her. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  October  2016  Araba enjoyed browsing with Kenia on the Lucerne bales while Mudanda, Bada and Ishaq-B opted for a rock scratching game. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  October  2016  Lentili took the lead of the group to the browsing grounds with Kenia and Ndii following in the company of Araba, Bada, Rorogoi and Embu leaving Mudanda to come in Lesanju’s company. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  October  2016  Kenia stuck to her adopted baby for the day, Araba, as Kihari played in the water with Rorogoi. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  October  2016  Kenia looked very relaxed in Lesanju's presence today but she still made sure to keep but her adopted baby Araba by her side the entire time. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  October  2016  After the bath Naipoki took little Araba for a browsing session but it was not long before Kenia moved in and recaptured Araba keeping her with her for the rest of the day. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  October  2016   
Kenia made sure to keep her adopted baby Araba very close to her throughout the browsing time so as to prevent Lesanju from interacting with her. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  October  2016  Kenia had some close browsing contact with her adopted baby Araba(read more...) view
Voi Unit  October  2016  Panda finished her milk bottle and started eyeing Araba’s share. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  September  2016   
 
Tundani went to rub and scratch himself against the stockade terrace rocks while Nelion went and got little  (read more...)
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Voi Unit  September  2016  Tassia had a soft spot for Araba holding and caressing her back as they enjoyed the dustbath. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  September  2016  Lesanju then tried to take Araba but was prevented by doing so by Kenia who came in and stood guard over her adopted baby making sure that none of the other playful orphan elephants would try to ride on her back. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  September  2016  They had a wonderful browsing moment with Kenia keeping close to her adopted baby Araba(read more...) view
Voi Unit  September  2016  Ndoria, who had been feeling very jealous of little Araba’s interaction with Kenia recently, took advantage of Araba’s absence while out in the field to attach herself to Kenia who was happy to accommodate her. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  September  2016   
 
On arrival at the browsing grounds, Mashariki took Ndoria for some private browsing in an effort to keep her to herself, as the other three babies, Araba, Mudanda and Bada had already been taken by Kenia, Ndii and Panda respectively. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  September  2016  Upon seeing Lesanju, Kenia quickly moved to hide Araba between her body and Nelion’s in an effort to prevent Lesanju from taking her baby, and making sure that Araba could also not see Lesanju either. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  September  2016  Kenia kept close browsing ties with her adopted baby Araba(read more...) view
Voi Unit  September  2016  Soon after arriving Kenia and Ishaq-B had a tussle, each wanting little Araba by their side, which Kenia won and Araba spent the afternoon browsing with her. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  September  2016  Lesanju approached the babies Araba and Mudanda inspecting their dusting games before signaling it was time to return to the browsing fields. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  September  2016  Panda showcased her expertise in bathing games with little Araba falling in love with her games and joining her for a wonderful noon mud bath while Tundani engaged Bada in a wrestling match. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  September  2016  s the two were pondering their situation, Ndoria turned to welcome Taveta. Ndii and Kenia took action by hiding little Araba taking her to browse away from the rest of the group. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  August  2016   
 
Kenia was not happy to have Lesanju around and made sure not to leave her adopted baby Araba alone, spending as much time as she could browsing next to the youngster. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  August  2016  Mashariki was quick to respond to Lesanju’s arrival by taking little Araba away from her so as to assist Kenia in keeping their herd together and away from the ex orphans who they feel are trying to steal the babies of the group. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  August  2016   
 
The browsing went well with Kenia browsing right beside her adopted baby Araba(read more...)
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Voi Unit  August  2016  After a wonderful supplement feeding session, Lempaute took little Araba to browse with her while Kivuko settled to feed with Mudanda. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  August  2016  Kenia assisted her lovely baby Araba to cross the same slippery rock, by anchoring her buttocks with her fore head to see her through. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  August  2016  Ishaq-b slowly took Araba away from Kenia and moved into a separate browsing space. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  August  2016  Kenia was with Araba and as such Mudanda sought love and affection from Ndii. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  August  2016   
 
Today during the milk feeding session, Rorogoi grabbed her milk bottle from her keeper’s hand to feed herself. She amazingly event took to shaking the milk bottle to make sure that all that delicious milk content went down her throat and not a drop was left behind! 
 
The keepers feel that Rorogoi did this to keep her milk away from Araba who was already eying it after finishing hers. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  August  2016  Soon after the milk feed Mudanda seemed to want to settle an unknown grudge with Araba by chasing her down the hill. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  August  2016  ice morning with Kenia enjoying a wonderful scratching session against a rock in the stockade together with her adopted baby Araba who spent most of the time watching her. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  August  2016  Mudanda and Araba took up position between the two groups while Ishaq-B started to head in the opposite direction taken by Lentili. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  August  2016  Kenia stuck off with her adopted baby Araba while Ndii was seen browsing closely with Bada. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  July  2016  The baboon went ahead escorting Rorogoi and then Araba out of the water. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  July  2016  Kenia today concentrated on browsing close to her adopted baby Araba to give her assurance that she was her favourite. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  July  2016  Kenia united her herd by first taking Araba and Mudanda, with Ndii and Naipoki recovering Embu from going wild with that herd. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  July  2016  enia took Bada for some close browsing together sometimes moving away from the others which made Araba very sad. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  July  2016  They all spread out on the hill enjoying feeding on grass and bush. Kenia went browsing with her adopted baby Araba, as the leadership of the herd was left under Lentili and Panda. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  July  2016  udanda and Araba were seen tossing their trunks towards Tassia being thankful that they were both there. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  July  2016  Nelion took a scratch first and was followed by Araba(read more...) view
Voi Unit  July  2016  On leaving, the wild elephant cow went with Araba(read more...) view
Voi Unit  July  2016  raba went for a buttock scratching game on the rock in the stockade with Kenia not getting in the way but instead using a neighbouring rock for some scratching before they could go browsing. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  July  2016  Lentili snatched little Araba from Kenia and took her on their own private drinking session to the stockade water trough before Kenia came to recapture her adopted baby. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  July  2016  Panda browsed with Araba and Ishaq b, while Naipoki took, Arruba, Suswa, Kihari and Rorogoi and then Embu took Nelion alone exploring further afield. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  July  2016  Araba love to wait in her stable for her grewia branches which are usually dropped in there as it is where she feels most secure especially from pushy Ndoria. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  July  2016  enia browsed closely with her adopted baby Araba, with Suswa sometimes making advances to browse with take Araba too but without much success. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  June  2016  She was put in the holding stables in the company of  (read more...) view
Voi Unit  June  2016  he bush, the orphans spread out across the browsing grounds with Kenia taking some close browsing ties with her adopted baby Araba, upon noticing that Mashariki was making out to go browse with Araba and she wanted to stop that before it was too late. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  June  2016  Kenia stuck with Araba as Ndii kept Mudanda company throughout the day. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  June  2016  Soon Lesanju’s herd arrived which completely stole Kenia’s happiness because Lesanju went to greet Kenia’s adopted baby Araba, and then embraced Ndoria as well. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  June  2016  Later they browsed close to the water hole area. 
 
Kenia browsed closely with her adopted baby Araba, occasionally offering her assurance by placing her trunk on Araba’s back whilst they browsed. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  June  2016  Taking advantage of Kenia’s absence Mashariki took Araba for some amazing dust bathing games. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  June  2016  Kenia came in a rush to reclaim Araba and did not get any resistance from Ishaq-B who was happy to hand the youngster back to Kenia who kept a close eye on Araba for the remainder of the day. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  June  2016   
 
At 3.40pm, Ndoria and Araba found themselves alone after being left behind by their friends who had walked a considerable distance ahead of them. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  June  2016  Soon after their arrival at the foot of Msinga Hill, they queued up for a scratching session against a rock. Araba was first followed by Lentili then Ishaq-B and Nelion. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  May  2016  Kenia had taken little Araba for some browsing company with Ndii taking Mudanda. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  May  2016  he orphans left the stockade early, catching the first light of the day in the browsing grounds. Here they settled into browsing quickly without games knowing to conserve their energy as it was going to be a hot day 
The orphans then proceeded on to the water hole in groups of five, with Rorogoi, Araba, Bada, Mudanda and Ndoria moving first then followed closely by the other group. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  May  2016  Little Araba really enjoyed her playtime rolling around in the dust, whilst Mbirikani played with Naipoki and Mudanda. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  May  2016  The orphan elephants took partners for browsing today with Araba taking Panda, Suswa taking her long time friend Arruba and Naipoki settling in with Mudanda. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  May  2016  Nelion, Araba and Ndoria were impatient to begin browsing though, and began quickly browsing on the move around the stockade compound. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  May  2016  rruba and Suswa took little Araba to a private browsing place behind a big rock, away from the other orphans. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  May  2016  In the field, Kenia was seen browsing closely with her adopted baby Araba as Ndii was seen to be tied to Mudanda. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  April  2016  After a very calm and peaceful milk feeding session, Ndoria engaged little Araba in a chase, leaving Araba screaming for help and the keepers running behind to rescue her. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  April  2016  They browsed for the rest of the day and all continued perfectly well with Kenia browsing closely with little Araba(read more...) view
Voi Unit  April  2016  Kenia had taken her adopted little Araba today as she kept moving around locating her for some browsing company whenever Araba moved. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  April  2016  30am. Kenia was seen enjoying a nice browsing session with Araba her adopted baby, while Ndii was in constant touch with Bada. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  April  2016  20pm. Nelion led them into the water and all the orphans decided to have a bath. 
Araba fled out of the water upon seeing Ndoria approaching to take a bath, but Ndoria seemed not to have any bad intentions this afternoon, or any interest in biting Araba(read more...)
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Voi Unit  April  2016  hey settled to browse in single file with Kenia taking her adopted baby Araba for most of the day. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  March  2016  The two were quick to leave as they did not want to have their tails bitten by Ndoria who has a tail biting reputation.  
 
Ishaq-B showed her love of Bada as the two spent time in the browsing fields in each other’s company while Ndii stuck with Mudanda and Kenia with little Araba(read more...)
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Voi Unit  March  2016  At the browsing grounds Ndii stayed close to her favorite baby Mudanda while Kenia settling down to browse with Araba for the day. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  March  2016  Ishaq-B was seen having a soft spot for  (read more...) view
Voi Unit  March  2016  Araba took a safe distance behind Ndoria who was drinking from the stockade trough, to avoid entering a tail biting trap! (read more...) view
Voi Unit  March  2016  We checked too to see if anything was irritating her. Araba nearly fell victim on the way to the water hole at noon, when Ndoria chased her from behind to bite her tail; but thankfully Araba got away. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  March  2016  They only went to the main water pool to drink water and take a partial bath. Araba however went to the middle of the water pool to have a full bath but the others did not decide to follow her. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  March  2016  First went Mudanda, Bada, Araba, Mashariki and Rorogoi with the others following in close intervals. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  March  2016  Nelion, who usually likes to eat, pulled back with Araba and remained behind to browse for half the day when they realized the other orphans were moving fast and not settling down to browse. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  February  2016  Kenia had a soft spot for Araba today, selecting her for private browsing sessions slightly apart from the others. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  February  2016  udanda refused to move out with Ndoria in front until she had moved for her milk bottle. Araba was also keen to avoid Ndoria’s trap and she waited patiently until Ndoria had stepped clear of the door. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  February  2016  Araba took good care of herself when she came out and stood next to Ndoria for the morning milk bottles. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  February  2016  It was a nice, warm morning as Ndoria, Araba, Suswa, Tundani, Mudanda and Bada came out running to drink their delicious milk bottles, emptying them in a few minutes and obediently paving the way for the other orphans behind them to come for their milk. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  February  2016  Araba screamed when Rorogoi overtook her whilst they were running for their bottles, imagining that her milk was going to be grabbed by the first orphans to reach the feeding area. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  February  2016  Araba, Ndii and Panda who were browsing slightly further away spent extra energy running to catch up with the others who had already left the field for the stockade. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  February  2016  After browsing for two hours, Kihari took little Araba and separated her from the rest - taking their own time browsing together until it was time to head to the middle water hole. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  February  2016  Bada had a wrestling match with Tundani as Araba watched them with great curiosity. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  February  2016  The day started well with some of the babies playing various different games at the stockade compound as Araba gulped down some clean water from the stockade water trough. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  January  2016  he rest of the browsing day went on perfectly in this area, with Araba enjoying the lead of taking everyone back to the stockade that evening. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  January  2016  first to enjoy their milk bottle this morning, paving way for the second group comprised of Tundani, Mashariki, Rorogoi and Araba and finally the others who all drank their milk peacefully. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  January  2016  Another wild elephant bull tried to take Bada and Araba with him, and the keeper’s intervened to call them back. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  January  2016  Kenia and Ndii went with little Araba back to her stable and started playing with water in the half barrel drums there, fetching and tossing it skyward with their trunks. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  January  2016   
During milk feeding at noon, Ndoria came in demanding Araba and Tundani’s milk bottles after finishing hers. (read more...)
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Voi Unit  January  2016  Ndoria, Bada and Ishaq-B were busy showing Arruba, Araba and Embu their swimming skills as they swam and played in the water pool. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  January  2016  Embu and Araba led the orphan herd back to the safety of the stockades in the evening. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  December  2015  Morani browsed with them for half an hour, Araba completely attached herself to him to browse. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  December  2015  It was a nice morning today but Araba was still trying as much as possible to avoid Ndoria, with her jealousy towards Aruba apparently still in top gear. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  December  2015  Wasessa had a soft spot for her babies Bada and Mudanda, while Lesanju and Lempaute embraced Araba(read more...) view
Voi Unit  December  2015  Araba was mistakenly left behind, with Mzima fetching her and taking her straight into the stockade for some milk bottle feeding. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  December  2015  Arruba and Suswa still stayed close to each other with Elkerama spending time with the other orphans. Araba and Ndoria stayed close whilst browsing as well, whilst Ndii has a soft spot more on Araba than the new arrivals as she looks younger than all of them. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  December  2015  Emily’s herd then left the stockade for the field, taking Araba with them. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  December  2015  Araba enjoyed her delicious milk and lifted one of her front legs in enjoyment. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  December  2015  Wasessa went to take her two babies Bada and Mudanda who seem to have missed her very much, with Lesanju settling with Araba, Ndii’s favorite baby. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  December  2015  Unfortunately Arruba, Mashariki, Rorogoi and Araba ran off with the wild herd who took off on hearing the Keepers calling the orphans. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  December  2015  Arruba, Mashariki and Rorogoi teamed up to extend their greetings to Emma. Mbirikani, Araba and Nelion went to greet Emma later, who was becoming the celebrity of the day at the stockades this morning. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  December  2015  On arriving at the browsing grounds, Wasessa was seen to lavish attention on Araba and took her for some browsing, leaving her favorite babies Mudanda and Bada behind in an effort to bond with Araba(read more...) view
Voi Unit  December  2015  Mzima and Dabassa had their own wonderful wrestling match in the middle of the water. Bada later welcomed Araba in a rock scratching game, but they were expelled prematurely by Tundani who forced his way into that scratching position. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  December  2015  Soon the juniors came out of their section, drinking their milk bottle before following Araba who was out with them once again for a second day. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  November  2015  The juniors came down at noon, taking their milk bottle right in the stockade area. For the first time today, Araba came out of her taming stable to take her milk with the others and mix freely among them. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  November  2015  Mbirikani and Panda stood greeting Araba by trunk touching, before proceeding for milk bottle feeding, but not before Mbirikani stole a green grewia branch from Araba’s stable and feasted on it as she went to top it up with some milk. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  November  2015  On arrival at the stockades, he was taken to greet Araba who extended a trunk out in greeting. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  October  2015  We named the calf “Mtoni” and once he met the other orphans, (especially Araba who was still in the stockades), he was became much calmer. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  October  2015  Araba is responding better to the keepers today, taking her cue from the other orphans and taking her milk from a hand-held bottle rather than the bucket. (read more...) view
Voi Unit  October  2015  Having taken their milk, Panda’s group went to greet the new arrival “Araba” before joining their peers who were feeding on copra cake. (read more...) view
 

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