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8/27/2017 

The morning was good with Kenia seemingly in consultation with Panda, Naipoki, Arruba and Kihari over the drought situation once they arrived at the browsing grounds. Lentili soon joined them and they all murmured to one another before proceeding with the browsing activities.

Bada and Mudanda enjoyed some wonderful diving games in the waterhole, with Naipoki challenging their game as she rolled around in the water. After the mudbath Suswa took the lead, with Rorogoi and Ajali walking as fast as they could so that they could overtake her and take the lead. Kihari saw what the two were trying to do and blocked the two from getting to the front so that Suswa could enjoy the lead. The afternoon was spent browsing close to the big waterhole.
 

Wild elephants at the watering hole


Ajali and Pasaka at the stockades

8/24/2017 

The orphans exited their stockades to the sound of the singing birds. Following their milk and supplement feed they enjoyed some copra cake, lucerne grass and pellets. Lempaute, Dabassa, Layoni and Kivuko came to the stockade soon after the juniors had left missing them by a hair.
The four went to drink from the stockade trough before feeding on supplements. They left the stockades two hours after they had arrived.

The orphans spread out to browse on the eastern side of Msinga hill coming for their noon milk bottle under Mbirikani, Mudanda and Bada’s leadership. The first group of five orphan elephants ran towards the baobab tree water hole for their milk bottle as the keepers held the second group back letting them go once the first group was done. Arruba went and grabbed Suswa’s ear, suckling it as she waited to be called for her milk.

When browsing after the noon mud bath, Mashariki became uncomfortable when Ndoria kept following her from behind and eventually turned to chase Ndoria away, suspecting that Ndoria was wanting to bite her tail and she wanted none of that.
 

Ndii and Mudanda browsing


Araba takes refuge from sun behind Kenia's ear


Tundani browsing

8/15/2017 

The morning was beautiful with the orphan elephants concentrating on their normal milk and supplement feeding before leaving for the browsing grounds. They browsed in single file for the morning, moving to the middle water hole in groups of five for their milk and to enjoy a mudbath.

Mudanda was the first one to plunge into the water for a bath. Nelion was quick to follow and spoiled her games when he attempted to ride onto her back when she was lying down in the water. Ishaq-B saw Nelion’s naughty behavior and not wanting to become his victim chose to lie on the muddy walls outside the main water hole. Ajali, who always doesn’t like bathing, engaged Arruba head on in the water for strength testing games, disturbing Arruba’s wall scratching game.

Today it seems that many of the orphans wanted to play rough games as Lentili went and pushed Naipoki away from her wall scratching position so that she could take it over. Embu was the last to leave the waterhole and was crowned the winner of the mudbathing games. When back in the browsing fields Mashariki and Panda enjoyed a scratching session against a tree trunk.
 

Ajali and Aruba wall games


Nelion riding Mudanda's back


Ishaq-B drawing moisture from the walls

8/13/2017 

In the morning the juniors left the stockade compound for the browsing grounds as soon as the milk and supplement feeding was over. Lentili and Mashariki with help from Mbirikani and Embu propelled the orphan group high up Msinga Hill for the morning browsing session.

Bada used his forehead to push Arruba and Suswa uphill as the two were lazy and stopped halfway up the hill. The weather was fairly cold but the orphans came down for milk before having a quick bath at the waterhole.

Later in the day Mashariki succeeded in stealing Araba away from Kenia and enjoyed a soil dusting spree. Kihari saw them and followed them, but instead of joining them she stood close by and watched their games. The rest of the afternoon was spent browsing peacefully with Rorogoi and Embu enjoying a lead of the group back to the stockade in the evening.
 

Pasaka moves up hill to browse


Bada in the centre of all the orphans


Mashariki, Arraba and Kihari dusting games

8/3/2017 

This morning the orphans once again settled to enjoy their Lucerne grass and pellets supplements following their morning milk bottle. The Ex Orphans were not present this morning but were seen browsing high up Msinga Hill.

There were some brief chasing games with Arruba playing with Suswa, and Mudanda playing with Ishaq-B after which the group followed Kihari and Naipoki to the browsing grounds. They browsed onto the northern side of the stockade with the browsing pace becoming deliberately slow to get as much food as they could.

The orphans visited the middle water hole in the afternoon where they had a lot of fun enjoying mud bathing games before heading back to the browsing fields.

In the evening, Panda meant to lead others to the far northern side of the stockade to browse, but Embu and Rorogoi decided it was time to return to the stockades for the night. Panda fell in line and joined the rest for the trip back to the stockades.
 

Ajali browsing


Panda attempts to lead the orphans


Pasaka and Nguvu browsing

 

 

 

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