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5/21/2018 

The orphans came out of the stockades in the morning after their milk bottles and walked out to the bush. Siangiki and Enkikwe had their wounds washed and treated as usual and then joined their friends out in the Park. Siangiki is always browsing with her friend Olsekki and this morning was no different as they could be seen browsing alongside one another. Bomani was still with the dependent group and was browsing on the rocks; he liked the grass that grows there. Barsilinga, Sirimon and Lemoyian were very relaxed today and did not try and sneak off. They sneaked away yesterday with Mutara’s herd but came back later at night to join their friends. Lemoyian was very friendly towards Enkikwe and was browsing next to him. Later all the orphans walked towards the mud bath.

All the orphans had their milk bottles, walked to the water trough to drink water and then they all got in to the water hole to swim and play. They all enjoyed the bath with Garzi and Ukame enjoying climbing on their friends. Enkikwe was enjoying a separate shower to the side. When they were done all the orphans came out at once and went to dust themselves with soil. Galla started play fighting with his friends before they all went back out to the bush to browse. Kamok hid under the shade of some trees from the hot sun whilst the others browsed and later she led them back home to the stockades for the night.
 

Bomani and Dupotto browse together


Olsekki


Kithaka busy browsing

5/20/2018 

The orphans walked straight out to the bush again this morning after their milk bottles. Bomani is still with the group after his original herd, Narok’s group, has been nowhere to be seen, but also because they seem to have split up and gone in different directions and joined up with different herds. He still enjoys being with the dependent orphans in the bush. Enkikwe still struggles to keep pace with his friends. Siangiki and Olsekki were busy browsing together in the bush.

At mud bath the orphans had their noon milk bottle and then walked to the mud hole to wallow. It was so lovely to watch as they all enjoyed swimming with Kibo among them. He was the most playful one in the mud bath. Enkikwe was covered with mud all over and tried to get back in the water to get clean. The rest of the orphans walked to the dust bath and started playing. After they felt they were fully covered they walked back out to the bush to browse.

Even once back out in the bush they came across a small muddy puddle and started to play in it. Tusuja started play fighting with Galla. Mutara's herd passed by in the distance and Barsilinga started rumbling to join them. Finally he sneaked away with Lemoyian and Sirimon. The keepers followed their foot prints and saw they had joined Mutara’s herd. It started to get very late so they decided to leave them out for the night with Mutara.
 

Maramoja browsing


Oltaiyoni among ipomea creepers


The orphan herd wallowing

5/19/2018 

The orphans came out of the stockades today and went out to browse. Siangiki and Enkikwe received their usual morning treatment of their wounds and then went to join their friends. Olsekki and Naseku browsed together. Bomani was still with the dependent herd as he had stayed the night with them and we had not yet come across any older orphans like those from Narok’s group, that he might want to join. The orphans later walk to Kone dam on their way to the mud bath and had some water.

All the orphans got into the mud wallow after their milk bottles and started wallowing. Siangiki and Enkikwe had their own separate and shallower bath to the side of the mud hole. Then all the orphans came out and walked back to the bush to browse. Barsilinga as usual didn’t want to stay with the younger orphans and kept sneaking away and walking off from the group. Today he managed to sneak off with Laragai, Sirimon and Sapalan. The keepers looked for them until dark when Barsilinga, Laragai and Sirimon decided to come back at around 7pm on their own accord, but Sapalan was left behind. He came back later at 1am with Mutara's herd, and we locked him inside one of the stockades. Sapalan wants to stay out with the older elephants because he has already weaned himself off the milk and considers himself a big boy! But they are still bringing him back, perhaps because they think he is still too young.

 

Siangiki browsing


Sapalan busy browsing


Ukame playig with a branch

5/18/2018 

Galana, baby Gawa, Tumaren, Kibo, Chemi Chemi, Lualeni and two wild bulls were relaxing outside the stockade when the orphans were let out. One of the bulls was over protective towards Galana which meant that there might be some chemistry between the two. Galla exchanged morning greetings with Chemi Chemi as Tusuja said hi to Lualeni. Lualeni watched and supervised the whole process of cleaning and applying the green clay to Siangiki and Enkikwe's wounds. Once she was satisfied with what the keepers were doing, Lualeni then followed her friends who had by then disappeared from view. The orphans had a peaceful morning and concentrated on browsing throughout. At mud bath time, only Rapsu and Chyulu showed up and went past without bothering with the juniors. The orphans had a prolonged wallowing session with Tusuja and Galla spending some time in the water enjoying a strength testing exercise. Their game continued onto dry land, whilst Naseku and Karisa were involved in a disagreement that ended in a pushing game. Karisa, who thought that he would win over Naseku just because they are the same size, was surprised when he ended up as the loser. Ukame led the herd to a soil dusting exercise and after Roi led the way back to the browsing field. It got quite hot in the afternoon and at one point the orphans converged under a tree and continuously flapped their ears to keep cool.  

Galana and Gawa


Naseku and Karisa strength testing


Tusuja and Galla playing in the water

5/16/2018 

It has been over a week now since the lions were heard. The orphans strolled nonchalantly out from the stockade led by the street wise boy Karisa, the herd slowly but surely made their way to the browsing field. It was a quiet morning and the orphans had no news to share among themselves and so it was browsing all the time. Enkikwe, though still limping, is now able to keep up with his friends. Later in the day, the orphans were joined by Mutara, Kanjoro, Kainuk, Turkwel, Sities, Suguta and Kilaguni, Kibo, Chaimu, Tumaren, Melia and Chemi Chemi. On the way to the mud bath Enkikwe tried to compete in running for milk with Rapa and Pare but he didn't succeed getting to the milk point first because he was limping. Enkikwe just hoped that a time will come when he will be able to beat the juniors. After having their milk, Pare and Naseku had a disagreement that ended in a pushing game. Naseku, who is older, was determined to win under all circumstances since by being defeated by the junior Pare would look ridiculous and show him up! At mud bath time, the orphans participated fully in the wallowing exercise. Enkikwe decided not have a mud bath. Mutara, Sities, Kainuk and Turkwel went to Enkikwe and held a brief chat, we thought to express solidarity and love to him. Enkikwe seemed very happy they had taken the time to come and check on him and rumbled with delight. In the afternoon, the orphans settled to browse up to five o'clock in the evening when Dupotto led the first group back to the stockades.  

Enkikwe busy browsing


Pare playing with Naseku


Chemi Chemi and Laragai

 

 

 

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