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Because Luggard has not been feeling well recently, he has not been coming down to the mud bath for the pubic visit. Instead he browses in the bushes nearby in the company of some of the keepers. Maisha’s love for the milk formula grows every day and the little girl always complains that she wants some more when she finishes her bottle. During the 9am feeding today she tried to get some more from Esampu. Esampu was obviously not very happy about this and pushed the little girl away. This in turn annoyed Tagwa who engaged the naughty girl in a brief fight before Malkia stepped in to back up Tagwa to push Esampu slightly away from the scene. Malima and Tamiyoi were charging at Kiko who had joined them in the forest, and he retreated away whilst throwing several back kicks in protest. He settled to browse on some nearby tall trees. As it became hot in the afternoon, all the babies except Enkesha and Mteto sought cover under the trees. The smaller orphans like Ambo, Sattao, Emoli and Musiara took refuge near the keepers. Mapia, Kuishi, Maktao and Jotto fed on some leaves that were falling from a tree that Shukuru was eating from, where she could reach the highest branches.  

Luggard has stayed with the Keepers in the forest

Maisha loves her milk bottle

Esampu was cross with Maisha

Sattao with his beloved keepers


All the orphans in the older herd seemed to want to get to the mud bath area for their milk before it was their time today. As Godoma’s first group was waiting to walk down, Ndotto came out of the forest to join them; fortunately there was still time and he was escorted back to his own group. Godoma’s group were very well behaved at visiting today, and only Enkesha decided to have a mud bath. Maisha was in her usual favourite corner and the visitors were busy taking photos of her. Musiara with his smiling face was having a good time with the school children along the rope cordon. As the group were almost about to leave, Ndiwa, Malkia and Tagwa came running in towards the wheelbarrow. They had sneaked away from their group and arrived early, so the younger ones were all surprised to see them! Enkesha ran out of the mud pool where she had been enjoying a mud bath, and the older three only ended up staying a few minutes before they went back out to the forest with the first group!  

The orphans were all in a hurry today!

Ndotto came out looking for his milk

Sweet Enkesha

Ndiwa wanted her milk early


Musiara has been missing his friend Luggard out in the forest. Luggard hasn’t been feeling well for a couple of days now, and although he does accompany the others out to the forest, he does not walk as far as them into the woods. Because Musiara is not around, Luggard seems to be seeking Enkesha’s company; today for example these two spent most of the day together. Maybe Maisha will become one of Musiara’s friends while Luggard is recovering. Maisha is a gentle girl and is not a bully, and Musiara does not like bullies!

Kuishi isn’t very social with the other orphans and this might be why when they are having too much fun around her she will chase them away; perhaps she is envious of them! Malima and Jotto are known to be best play mates and were playing hide and seek in the bushes today, chasing each other around. They were playing right in front of Kuishi and at first she was not bothered, but as the games stepped up a level she began to warn them whenever they got close to her. Eventually she couldn’t stand it any further and when they started climbing on each other next to her she took this as an opportunity to push Jotto away to separate the two. Malima was not ready to give up the game and she went to find Jotto to continue her game.

Musiara has been missing his friend Luggard

Poor Luggard hasn't been feeling well

Maisha is a lovely girl

Kuishi isn't as social as the other elephants


Enkesha is another little girl with a big character. Recently she has developed a habit which we saw in Kamok as well! She likes to hide behind the stockades in an area where the warthogs also like to graze. She has a character that likes to hide from the keepers as well so she can keep doing whatever naughty thing it is she is up to. If she senses any movement or the keepers calling her she will stand very still and watch where they go. We came to learn of her whereabouts today when she decided to chase some of the warthogs that were trying to browse with her. After realizing that her trumpeting and scampering around given away her position and the keepers had spotted her, she went running out to the forest yelling and shouting to look for the rest of the herd. She raised her trunk high in the air but could not find them as they had moved far into the forest, so she came back to the keepers so they would tell her which way to go, and they thought she had a very sorry expression on her face!

Jotto is a very good playmate of Enkesha’s recently, but they can concoct some very funny schemes. Today Jotto arrived before Enkesha for his milk bottle. When he finished he saw Enkesha running in for her own bottles, and he decided to go and block her path by standing across the place where the water flows. The keepers had to intervene and move him to allow Enkesha in for her milk bottles!

Enkesha is a sweet girl

Jotto walking

Orphans walking out


When the door to her stockade was opened in the morning, Sana Sana came running out and headed straight to Maxwell’s gate to see if there was any leftover lucerne. She managed to get quite a lot by pulling some through the bars of Maxwell’s gate. Mapia and Sattao joined her to have some of the tasty grass which they don’t get much of as they get the pellets. Enkesha, Emoli and Maktao tried their luck and as they all scrambled for some grass, Esampu came running over to get her share as well. A small fight ensued between Sana Sana and the naughty girl and as their push and pull fight gained momentum, Kiasa also joined to have some of the leftovers. Unfortunately she ended up being pinned against the posts of Maxwell’s stockade as Sana Sana tried to outwit her opponent and she shouted out loudly for help. Godoma came swiftly to her rescue, as well as Maxwell who came over to his gate to see what all the commotion was about! Maxwell knocked on his gate with his horn to separate all the orphans and they ran off trumpeting, following their keepers out into the forest.  

Sana Sana

Maxwell in his stockade

Funny little Sattao

Emoli browsing




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