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11/14/2017 

In the morning Mutara’s group of Ex Orphans visited the stockade to share the lucerne cubes with the dependent orphans. We watched as the orphans had a relaxing morning and Kamok scratched her bottom while Kauro scratched his neck. They all interacted and ate lucerne cubes together. Later the orphans walked out to the bush to browse leaving the Ex Orphans behind.

Sokotei scratched on a termite mound while Lemoyian threw soil in the air. The other orphans were busy browsing and later, Mutara’s herd came to join them again. Karisa seemed rather overexcited for no reason and the other elephants steered clear of him! Kithaka was very busy browsing while Kamok and Boromoko were busy play-fighting.

It was not very hot when the orphans went to the mud bath to have their noon milk bottle, and the elephants went straight to the water trough after their milk and then out to the bush to browse again. They chose not to wallow today. They all browsed until evening.

Today we found a wild bull limping near the stockade and the DSWT/KWS Tsavo vet unit came to treat him. After the treatment he got up and walked away.
 

11/10/2017 

Early this morning, Yatta’s group came in with Wendi, Kinna, Nasalot, Galana, Mulika and Sunyei with all their babies. Siku stuck to her mum Sunyei whilst Gawa and Kama were also next to their mums. The orphans drank their milk and didn't stay long with the Ex Orphans but walked out to the bush.

Galla was struggling to browse high in the trees in search of food. Olsekki was climbing on Tusuja while Galla and Boromoko enjoyed a play fight. Naseku started leading the group to mud bath with Tusuja. All the juniors walked in and started swimming, with Shukuru in the lead. After they came out and went back to browsing. We saw Lemoyian scratching his trunk on a tree.

Sirimon, Olsekki and Enkikwe were standing under some shade from the hot sun whilst the others browsed. It was very hot and all the orphans went to play in a small water hole in the bush. Shukuru was the most playful and Lemoyian was playing on the ground along the road. Karisa tried to a tree to ground level to reach the leaves to eat. Barsilinga was busy browsing from the tallest branches in the trees. Later the orphans walked back home in the evening for their milk.
 

11/6/2017 

Mutara’s group visited the stockade again this morning. We think their main intention was to check on the juniors. The juniors had their milk as usual and walked out to the field with no lucerne. Sokotei scratched on a tree before he left for the bush.

Mutara’s group accompanied the orphans out and they stayed with them the whole morning up until mud bath time when the Ex Orphans didn’t join them. The orphans swam vigorously with Boromoko climbing on Naseku. Then they came out and went back to the bush. There were no other wild elephants or animals around this morning. Although we have had rain now it takes time for the vegetation to grow of course, and all the orphans were busy looking for something to eat. Kamok was browsing on the leaves high in a tree, and Galla was busy browsing on some grass. They later came across a small pool of rain water and started playing in it, before walking back to the stockades for the night. Mutara's group came and stayed for a few minutes and then walked back to the bush. There were no other animals and no rain today.
 

11/5/2017 

The Ex Orphans from Mutara's group came in the morning to visit. The orphans had finished up with their milk and walked out to enjoy eating their lucerne cubes. The orphans later walked to the bush to browse, leaving the Ex Orphans behind to clear up the cubes.

The orphans were busy browsing in the bush with Karisa and Tusuja enjoying the cold morning. Shukuru was more active and was walking here and there. They came across a small water pool and started playing in it. Enkikwe was splashing water on his back and as he did so it reached all the way back to his friend Boromoko who was standing behind him. Ukame and Sirimon were resting under a tree. Occasionally Sokotei would raise his trunk up to reach the green leaves in the tree. Later on the group walked towards the mud bath.

It was still not very warm at this point but the orphans decided to try the mud hole and swam from one side to the other. The whole group really enjoyed the swimming with Shukuru and Dupotto not being left out. Ukame struggled to get out the wrong side which was very steep and she was unable to get out at first. Boromoko later led the group back out to the bush. Once there we enjoyed watching a play fight between Olsekki and Enkikwe. Enkikwe was being really funny as he was jumping high in the air and fighting almost like a fighting goat. They went on for a dust bath before going back to the bush.

Back in the bush, all the orphans looked happy and active as they browsed. It was quite hot by this stage and they came across a small mud bath and started playing in it. Shukuru was very active and rolled around in the water several times. Laragai led them back home in the evening.
 

11/2/2017 

Olare’s group in the company of a wild elephant joined the orphans for lucerne in the morning. Soon after sharing lucerne, Olare and her group left while the orphans headed to Kanziku where they settled to browse. It was a morning without much fun as the orphans concentrated mostly on browsing and looking forward to the start of rains. Kamok started her day by scratching on nearby rocks while the gentle boy Boromoko engaged Tusuja in a light pushing game that ended abruptly when the naughty Kithaka came and pushed the two boys away. The weather was cloudy and the orphans only drank milk and then some water, and then walked back out to the bush to browse. In the afternoon and part of evening the cloudy sky gave way to 6mm of rain. The cooling effect of the rain made the orphans want to play. Tusuja, Roi, Boromoko, Sirimon, Galla, Naseku, Dupotto, Oltaiyoni and Shukuru had great fun rolling on the ground and smearing themselves with mud. 

 

 

 

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